Entries by Dr. Michael Reiss

Children and Gun Safety

Guns are in more than one third of all U.S. households, so they’re a danger to children, whether you own one or not. That’s why it’s crucial to talk to children about the potential danger of guns – and what to do if they find one. If you do own a gun, keep it out of […]

A Few Words…and Tips on Fire Prevention and Safety

We remain stunned by the loss and devastation wrought by wild fires so recently in East Tennessee. Whether directly or indirectly, these fires have affected us all.  I still can’t fathom the horror encountered by those attempting to escape the sudden, onrushing flames, and the sadness felt for those unfortunate enough not to escape. These […]

Hypothermia and Frostbite

As I was walking through the neighborhood tonight, I realized that winter has finally come to east Tennessee. No longer do we have the wet and balmy weather as we did over the holidays. The clear, starry sky appears beautiful until I realize my cheeks sting. And though we live south of the Mason-Dixon line, […]