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Taking precautions around stairs can help prevent injury

Taking precautions around stairs can help prevent injury

Staying safe may not be at the forefront of someone‚Äôs mind when walking down a flight of stairs. For some age groups, however, taking precautions in order to safely navigate around stairs can be an important way to prevent serious bodily injury. According to the most recent data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System, a report of annual recorded proximate causes of injury compiled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, stairs, ramps and floors serve as the leading…

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Buildup of microplastics poses threat to river environments

Buildup of microplastics poses threat to river environments

Microplastics are everywhere. Defined as any small fragment of plastic, these plastics can enter the environment after being shed from synthetic products, expelled through the degradation of litter, or through the mishandling of wastewater and manufacturing waste. Once thought to float directly to the ocean, recent research found that microplastics can accumulate and linger in river systems for longer periods of time before being flushed out to sea. Eli Shingleton has more on how scientists and community leaders are working…

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High demand and low supply fuels price hikes in the auto market

High demand and low supply fuels price hikes in the auto market

The process of buying an automobile can sometimes be a lengthy challenge for consumers. The research, browsing and comparison shopping can be a daunting task. In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its associated supply chain issues, however, the biggest hurdle consumers may face may be the high prices caused by inflation in the auto market. A low supply of automobiles due to the ongoing computer chip shortage and a high demand fueled by the pandemic are causing…

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Youth minister fosters community and service in Ambridge teens

Youth minister fosters community and service in Ambridge teens

Silverware clangs against dishes. The sound of chatter fills the cavernous fellowship hall of Good Samaritan Parish in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, as teen boys push around carts stacked high with plates of pasta, desserts and beverages. A tall man in a bright red shirt moves about the crowd, personally greeting each diner. Keenan Baker has been planning this spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit the teens in his youth group for months. Born and raised in the Ambridge community, Baker serves as…

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