Understanding Recent Healthcare Data Breaches and Ways to Protect Yourself

A recent security breach at Welltok, Inc. has raised significant concerns over the safety of patient information at Corewell Health (formerly Beaumont Health) and Priority Health.

The breach, reported by CBS News and Fox 2 Detroit, highlights the potential vulnerability of healthcare data and the importance of robust cybersecurity measures to protect sensitive information.

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December Is Safe Toys and Gifts Month

Warning label on the toy package

December is a popular month for gift-giving with friends and family. Whether you’re a parent, uncle, aunt, grandparent or godparent, it’s critical to consider whether that toy in your shopping cart is safe and age-appropriate for the child receiving it.

In 2022, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) received 11 reports of toy-related deaths among children 14 years of age or younger, according to the CPSC’s Toy-Related Deaths and Injuries Calendar Year 2022 report. Roughly, 209,500 toy-related injuries in 2022 were treated in emergency departments. Children 14 years old and younger accounted for the largest percentage of injuries (76%), while children 4 years old or younger accounted for the least (38%). Just this year, CPSC with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, seized more than 1.1 million dangerous or illegal toys. Of those, nearly 101,000 toy seizures were lead-related.

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