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  When the days get shorter and the temperatures start to drop each fall, it’s a sign that flu season is upon us. Each year, between 10% and 20% of Americans get the flu, or influenza. The flu is a respiratory infection caused by viruses that spreads from person to person. It can range from mild to severe — even deadly. The flu can lead to more serious conditions like pneumonia or ear or sinus infections, or it can worsen existing health problems like asthma, diabetes or heart failure. 
  Many people fall victim to identity theft each year, and — just as alarming — hackers are becoming more sophisticated in their efforts. The news isn’t all scary. There are steps you can take to protect yourself from becoming a victim.
  Have you taken the steps needed to keep pipes in your home from freezing in cold winter weather? When pipes freeze, the extra pressure within the pipes can cause them to burst, leading to water damage in the home. Here are a few simple ways you can keep your pipes warm and your home dry, even in the coldest of winters.
  The Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend is Small Business Saturday – a day when consumers are specifically encouraged to support their local communities by shopping at independently owned businesses.
  Ready, set, celebrate! As the holiday season approaches, many people start feeling the pressure to prepare for the whirlwind holiday season — decorating, prepping for parties, shopping, gift-wrapping and cooking. But what if there’s already way too much hustle and bustle in your life? Are you wondering how you’ll ever find time to deck the halls?
Take Proactive Measures If You Believe You Are a Victim of Identity Theft As the world is increasingly interconnected through cyberspace and bad actors become more sophisticated, it is important to take proactive measures to protect your identity. These five steps can assist in safeguarding personal information if you believe you are a victim of identity theft:   
  Trick-or-treaters aren’t the only spooky thing homeowners may see on Halloween. You also need to watch out forthe possibility of scary homeowners insurance claims. Here are 13 precautions to make your home safe and hazard-free before little ghosts, witches, princesses and superheroes come calling.
Raffle Opportunity at Chesapeake Dental Conference JLK Group is a proud sponsor of the 2022 Chesapeake Dental Conference with the Maryland State Dental Association (MSDA). We will be at booth 214 in the exhibit hall for the length of the conference and would love you to stop by and see us! We are also raffling off some gift cards on Saturday, Sept. 10 if you would like to enter to win.