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A Pool Activity That Could Kill You

With school out for summer and temperatures hovering in the nineties, many Floridians are spending more time at the pool. But, one common pool activity—practicing holding one’s breath—may be more lethal than one might think. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report on May 22, 2015, stating holding one’s breath can […]

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“100 Deadliest Days” for Teen Drivers Begin

Summer is the season for outdoor parties, beach excursions, road trips, vacations, summer camps, and a variety of events that teens enjoy.  It’s the time of the year that every teen driver anxiously awaits—a period of time with extended freedom and lax schedules.  Unfortunately, because of this added freedom and the extra time behind the […]

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Tips to Help You Decide on an Urgent Care or Emergency Room

It’s a Sunday afternoon, and your son injures an ankle while skateboarding. Or the cold your daughter has been fighting all week is suddenly worse, and now she has a fever. These are situations that nearly every parent has experienced, and, chances are, the pediatrician’s office is closed over the weekend. So where do you […]

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70 Million Nice Dogs . . . But Any Dog Can Bite

Despite having a reputation as “man’s best friend,” dogs can pose a serious threat to the health and well-being of a community. National Dog Bite Prevention Week takes place during the third week of May each year and focuses on educating people about preventing dog bites.   With an estimated population of 70 million dogs living […]

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Stalled Trains: Preview of Gridlock to Come

In the month of April alone, the Treasure Coast has experienced three stalled trains that have trapped residents in downtown Stuart and Fort Pierce.  Florida East Coast Railways has apologized to residents, claiming maintenance and public safety issues as the causes for the delays.  Still, the delays illustrate why so many Treasure Coast residents are […]

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All Aboard Florida: Multimillion Dollar Quiet Zones

Recently, I have been writing a lot about All Aboard Florida, but the implementation of the high-speed passenger rail service is raising numerous issues for our community, among which is the question of quiet zones. A quiet zone is defined by the Federal Rail Administration as an area of the track, at least a half-mile […]

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Boating Safety Tips for Memorial Day and the Rest of Summer

Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and this is typically a time when hundreds of folks across south Florida take to the and ocean in boats, jet skis, kayaks, and canoes.  It is also a weekend when law enforcement and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation wardens will be out in numbers checking to make sure […]

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Sound the Alarm: Is the New Florida Smoke Detector Law Enough to Protect Your Family?

In 2014, 114 people in Florida died in home fires, and almost half of these homes did not have working smoke detectors.  As of January 1, 2015, a new law went into effect that requires Florida homeowners without hard-wired smoke detectors to install ten-year sealed battery smoke alarms. The mandatory lithium batteries have extended operating […]

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Scammed at the Pump: Credit Card “Skimmers” Target Local Gas Stations

The use of plastic at the pump is incredibly convenient.  But that convenience comes with a risk.  In the latest trend of credit card scams, thieves are electronically siphoning off account information by bugging gas pumps with “skimmers”—devices that secretly copy credit card numbers from the magnetic stripe on the back of your card, along […]

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Are You Driving on Safe Tires?

As Florida temperatures heat up, tires are more prone to fail.  The tire-blowout season runs roughly from the middle of April through early October.  The reason more tires fail from late spring to early fall is simple—that’s when the outside temperature is the hottest, and when motorists are driving further, faster, and in more heavily […]

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Port St. Lucie and Vero Beach Are Hot Spots for Identity Theft

With the April tax deadline approaching, many people give their records and receipts to tax specialists to ensure compliance with income tax codes and tax returns.  Yet, if these records and receipts are not going to trusted financial advisors, the information could be used to commit tax-related identity theft and file fraudulent claims. In 2014, […]

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302 South Second Street
Ft. Pierce, FL 34950
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1555 NW St. Lucie West Blvd
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Okeechobee, FL 34974
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Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: (772) 794-7774
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