And The Finger’s Red Glare: 4th of July Firework Safety

Celebrate and Play it Safe The Fourth of July is approaching, and with it, the time-honored American tradition of playing with explosive things where the emphasis is more on spectacle than on safety. It’s a tradition that goes back 239 years. We set off small explosions on the Fourth of July because John Adams wanted us to. Before the Declaration …

Why is Zika called the “quiet virus?”

Zika Virus Explained It’s summertime, and the urge to get outside and have some fun in the sun is just about impossible to resist. But there’s something serious to keep in mind once the sun goes down. That’s because dusk is when mosquitoes start to swarm, and since those annoying critters can spread the dreaded Zika virus, it’s more important …