Traveling Safely

We are coming in to the most chaotic season of the year – which makes it one of the most dangerous times to travel. Here’s a quick checklist to keep your family safe – and keep your sanity – this holiday season. Stay off facebook and Twitter, or at least be smart about sharing your… Learn More »

What Should You Do With Thanksgiving Leftovers?

Practicing good food safety habits is the best way to avoid foodborne illnesses. So with Thanksgiving now a pleasant memory, the question becomes – what to do with all the leftovers? Katherine Zeratsky, a nutritionist with the Mayo Clinic, advises eating refrigerated turkey within four days. Freeze leftovers you want to keep longer. She also… Learn More »

Beware of Holiday Scams!

Christmas is almost here. The holiday season is in full swing. But, Attorney General John Kroger reminds us that this time of year can be holiday for con artists too: Many con artists take advantage of the hectic holiday season. Regardless of how you celebrate, Attorney General John Kroger urges Oregonians to be alert for… Learn More »

Holiday Heart Attacks

Did you know? Statistics show that you are more likely to die of a heart attack on Christmas or New Year's Day than any other day of the year. Experts are not sure why – more stress, time spent doing strenuous work (like shoveling snow) while off from work, poorly staffed emergency rooms, and high… Learn More »

Thanksgiving Turkey Safety Tips

Deep fried turkeys have a reputation for being juicy and tasty. Yet, there is fire risk that goes along with the great taste of a deep-fried turkey: turkey fryers combine gallons of boiling oil, open gas fires, and unstable frames. There are a few basic rules to safely frying a turkey, and yet every year… Learn More »