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Hospital workers face very real risks

Hospital work should, theoretically, rank among the safest industries; after all, workers have immediate access to care should a calamity take place. Unfortunately, research indicates otherwise. In fact, individuals employed in hospitals and other medical settings are among the most likely to incur injury while on the job. The question, of course, is why?

Help keep your child's stress down during and after divorce

Divorce is a stressful process for couples, and that stress can continue well after the divorce is finalized if there is a child custody case involved. Most parents realize that stress isn't healthy, but they might not recognize all of its negative effects on their children.

Parenting styles might clash so come up with a plan

Working together with an ex-spouse isn't always going to be easy. But when you have children together, the child custody agreement is going to require you to keep up contact with each other. Depending on the type of child custody arrangement you have, the contact might be minimal or very involved.

Even office workers are at risk of a serious injury

When you think about workplace injuries, you may imagine only catastrophic accidents involving amputations or lacerations. The truth is that all kinds of harm can come from the workplace and result in injuries that impact workers. For example, if you work in an office, you could suffer from repetitive-motion injuries or be in pain as a result of sitting in the same position every day.

Get prepared for dangerous winter driving

It's time to get ready for the winter weather. Snowy and icy conditions on the roads pose a hazard to all drivers. Around 70 percent of citizens of this country live in areas that get at least five inches of snow; in Connecticut, we often see substantially more.

Serious knee injuries can occur at work: Learn your options

Workers who have to climb up and down ladders or do heavy lifting as part of their job duties might find that they have aches and pains on a regular basis. While a little discomfort might not be anything too concerning, there comes a point when discomfort turns to pain and it is obvious that something is wrong.

Understanding how retirement accounts get split during a divorce

When you're in the process of divorcing or realize that divorce is imminent, you may have a lot of questions and concerns. Couples may focus on the different steps of the divorce process, the division of equity in the marital home or who will get primary custody of the minor children. However, it's equally important to understand that divorce can and will have an impact on your retirement accounts.

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