It happens in a split second—a rustling, a yelp, a crash—and before you know it, your loved one is on the floor, unable to get up. At least that's what happened to my 83-year-old grandpa.
So you've geared up for a big car trip and the first two hours go off without a hitch, but all of a sudden something is wrong. What do you do when your car is beeping at you or making strange noises? Is that smoke you smell? Is the car all of a sudden lower on one side?
It’s amazing to think airbags and seat belts are both relatively new safety features in cars across the world. Seat belts didn’t become mandatory in the United States until 1983, and airbags not until 1998. That marks almost 100 years of the car before putting in safety features that many of us today have never lived without. With technology booming and talks of self-driving cars, it’s not shocking that manufacturers are starting to streamline these features in their newer, everyday models.
It’s well into November and signs of the flu are starting to pop up everywhere we look. Sneezing and coughing is starting to run rampant in the office, while headaches and waves of fatigue are on the rise at home. And those of us that have yet to visit the doctor to get a flu shot are thinking, “Is it too late?”