Cyber security essential for smart homes

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Corporations are no longer the only ones looking at cyber security. Increasingly, homeowners whose networks can make them vulnerable to cyber extortion, cyberattack and online fraud are seeing cyber security as a necessity.

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Add dryer vents to your maintenance routine

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Proper maintenance can prevent the most common cause of dryer fires: lint buildup in dryer vents. Jayson Scott, national program director for Cincinnati’s fitness, sports and recreation program, offers tips for dryer maintenance in the August edition of ClubSolutions Magazine, a publication for health club operators. His tips can apply to any business or individual using a dryer.

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Making the most of the home walk-through

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It’s easy to get caught up in excitement when you’re looking for a new home. Keep in mind, though, when a home is listed for sale, it is being presented as positively as possible. As a prospective buyer, you will want to examine the property inside and out, door to door and ceiling to floor.

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Stop the roll – Checklist for wheelchairs in transport

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Whether you are a caregiver for the differently abled in a health facility, a home health care environment or for a family member or friend, take all appropriate safety precautions when transporting a person who uses a wheelchair.

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Next generation home health care is already here

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The home health care industry continues to grow as more aging Americans prefer to stay in their homes as long as possible. While this may sound like great news, many home care companies throughout the country are struggling to keep up with demand.

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Keep children safe at your home pool

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You can take steps to substantially reduce the likelihood of an accidental drowning in your home pool. The No. 1 rule: Never leave a child unattended or unsupervised around a pool.

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Hail: Tips to prevent injury and reduce damage

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There are about 5,600 hailstorms in the United States every year, based on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data. Learning about this weather phenomenon and how to properly prepare for it can save lives and minimize damage.

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Planning key to successful home renovation

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Home improvement projects seem to have no season. While many big outdoor projects happen in spring and summer, homeowners may find the best time to work on a renovation project is when contractors are available or materials are less expensive. In fact, if your project is not weather-dependent, you might get a better deal at some other time of year. No matter when you plan your next home project, our bloggers have tips that can ease your mind.

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Test your knowledge: Frozen pipes

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Do you know what to do to prevent pipes from freezing or to manage already frozen pipes? Test your knowledge with our five-question quiz.

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