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Choking, fires, and motor vehicle crashes are all accidents that can cause otherwise preventable deaths. Easy tasks like knowing CPR, having smoke detectors in your home, and buckling your seatbelt are all things that could prevent an accidental death. 

Joining us is Deborah Hersman, president and CEO of the National Safety Council, an organization that focuses on eliminating preventable deaths in our lifetime. Hersman is here to discuss how legislators as well as private citizens can take steps to help prevent some of these accidental deaths.

This week: birth control, holiday blues and safe kids tips

Dec 17, 2015

According to Dr. Renee Mestad, for cost effective birth control that does not require a daily dose, an IUD or an implant could be a woman's best bet. Dr. Mestad is division chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Upstate Medical University.

Mestad offers an overview of currently available contraceptive options, often known as the pill, the patch or the ring -- including their drawbacks and benefits.

Also on the show this week: how to survive the holiday blues, and tips on keeping kids safe from accidents this time of year.

There were more than 400 accidents in road and bridge construction work zones last year in New York state, five of them fatal. The state is hoping to pare down that number this year by asking motorists to slow down in work zones.