safety http://kmuw.org en Concussions Persist From High School To Pros, But More Is Known http://kmuw.org/post/concussions-persist-high-school-pros-more-known <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Next month, middle school and high school students in Wichita will be going back to class…and some will also get back to their favorite sports. A topic often on the minds of parents is concussions, a brain injury that occurs after a severe blow to the head – and from high school teams to the pros, they’re as prevalent as ever.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Sean Sandefur 37288 at http://kmuw.org Concussions Persist From High School To Pros, But More Is Known Change Your Clocks, Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries http://kmuw.org/post/change-your-clocks-change-your-smoke-alarm-batteries <p>The Wichita Fire Department is reminding residents to change their smoke alarm batteries at the same time they change their clocks for daylight saving time Sunday.</p><p></p><p>Wichita Fire Captain Stuart Bevis says a functioning smoke alarm is one of the most vital pieces of equipment in your home.</p><p>"Smoke alarms are a very vital tool in our home safety and to alert us in case of an emergency," he says. "So along with testing our smoke alarms every month these two times a year when we change our clocks, we want to change batteries on any smoke alarms that have batteries."</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:48:16 +0000 Carla Eckels 13862 at http://kmuw.org Change Your Clocks, Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries