Holiday heating safety

Are you and your home or office prepared to keep warm this winter? Use the checklist below to turn up the heat without the hazards. ✓ Has the chimney been cleaned recently? A dirty chimney can pose a fire risk if flammable debris or residues have built up over time. Before lighting your fireplace for […]
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Artificial Christmas trees versus live Christmas trees: make the choice that is right for you

Live and artificial Christmas trees pose health and safety hazards but knowing what you are at risk for and what you can do to prevent those risks can help protect you, your family and your home. But, if both kinds of trees are dangerous, how can you be confident in your choice? With BRCA’s safety […]
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Toy safety: it’s more than just a gift

It can be challenging buying the perfect present for little ones when choosing between trendy or safe for their age. Before purchasing that toy from the commercial, it’s important to consider a few things. Is the toy age-appropriate? An age-appropriate toy is considered a toy that’s packaging states it is recommended for the age of […]
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Have a holly, jolly holiday with these tips from Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America

December 1—The holiday season is a time for family, friends, food and the holiday spirit. As you get ready to decorate your house, start shopping for gifts or find ways to stay warm, make sure you stay safe! According to the National Fire Prevention Association, more than one-third of home decoration fires are started by […]
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A recipe for safe cooking this Thanksgiving

As everyone gathers the ingredients and prepares the kitchen to make a feast for Thanksgiving, the experts at BRCA want to give you a recipe for a safe cooking experience. If it’s still frozen, don’t fry it. It takes multiple days to prepare for this holiday. You should start preparing your ingredients and your game […]
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Owner and guest tips for holiday pet safety

While you may be prepared for the holidays, your pets may not. With strangers, children, food and overexcitement, gatherings can put a lot of stress on your pets, especially if it is a new or triggering situation for them. To keep both pets and people safe, it takes both owners and guests to work together […]
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BRCA’s Dr. Quinton and Dr. Smith answer questions for National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America is bringing the experts to you. Diabetes and chronic wounds incite many questions, so we sat down with Dr. Tony Quinton and Dr. Kirsten Smith to give you some helpful information. What types of preventive care can I take to ensure the […]
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Keep your Thanksgiving fire free with safety tips from BRCA

November 2—According to the National Fire Prevention Association, Thanksgiving Day is the year’s biggest day for fires. In 2020, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America physicians and advanced practice providers saw 28% more burns on Thanksgiving than the daily average for the entire year. To help make sure your Thanksgiving holiday is fun and safe, […]
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Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America Offers Tips on Having a Safe Labor Day Weekend

August 30—As summer comes to a close and Labor Day weekend quickly approaches, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America wants to help you and your family have a safe and fun weekend celebration. Before heading out of town, setting up your grill or making plans to hit the water, here are some tips that can […]
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Fourth of July firework safety tips from the experts at BRCA

As pandemic restrictions are lifted, and the country eases back into large gatherings and social events, Beretta Craft-Coffman, chief clinical officer at Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), wants to wish everyone a safe, friends-and-family-filled Fourth of July weekend. “Many counties and states across the country are re-introducing public events for the first time […]
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“Situational awareness” is key during National Safety Month

June is National Safety Month and the trauma team at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center wants to make sure the start of your summer goes smoothly both personally and professionally. “Being safe starts before any activity,” said Dr. Michael Lemon, trauma director at EIRMC. “You should plan for what you are doing, whether you are […]
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Sun and grill safety should be part of Memorial Day celebrations

Memorial Day is the traditional start of summer, which means time with family and friends in the sun. Whether it is grilling safety or the proper use of sunscreen, the team at Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America wants you to have a safe holiday. “We know that people want to be outside and celebrate, […]
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