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Be safe during National Burn Awareness Week

Next week is National Burn Awareness Week, an event sponsored by the American Burn Association that’s designed to educate people about the dangers of burn injuries. This year’s theme is cooking burns. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, cooking-related fires are the No. 1 cause of home fires and home fire injuries. By following a few safety tips, you can prevent these type of fires.

The best time to cook is when you are wide awake. If you’re tired or have consumed alcohol or medications that cause drowsiness, don’t use the oven or stovetop. Always stay in the kitchen while f...


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