Chilling Tales From the Freezer
Foods shouldn't stay frozen indefinitely. In fact, some foods -- like bacon -- shouldn't be kept in the freezer for much more than a month.
Clinical Trials: Should You Participate?
Being involved in a clinical trial has risks and benefits. Being informed and asking lots of questions can help you make a decision.
Concussions: Caution Is a No-Brainer
Although concussions range from mild to severe, they're all serious injuries that can harm the way the brain works.
Contact Lens Safety Tips
If you wear contact lenses, it's important to follow your eye care provider's instructions on wearing and disinfecting them.
Cough Medicine Abuse by Teens
A common ingredient in many cough and cold remedies has become a popular substance to abuse by teenagers searching for a cheap, easy high.
Many biking accidents could be prevented if riders protected themselves with the right equipment and maintained their bikes with safety in mind.
Do You Have a Family Disaster Plan?
Your local emergency management office or American Red Cross chapter is a great place to start.
Doing Your Part to Help Prevent Drunken Driving
Just about everybody loves a party. But if your party menu includes alcohol, be a smart host and insist that your guests to play it safe on the way home.
Driving Defensively: Rules of the Road
No matter how good a driver you are, high speeds or impaired or careless driving by others can place you in danger.
Eating Raw Clams: Is It Risky?
The FDA notes that shellfish, especially mollusks, are more likely to cause foodborne illness than fish because shellfish pump water through their bodies.
Essential Guidelines for Fireworks Safety
It's best to let the professionals handle the fireworks displays. If you plan to celebrate the holiday with your own fireworks, these precautions can help prevent injuries.
Eye Protection Keeps Kids in the Game
The sports that cause the most injuries are basketball, baseball, pool sports and racket sports. But any sport that involves a projectile is considered hazardous to the eyes.
Female Teen Athletes: At Risk for Injury?
Teen girls who are athletes face unique obstacles when it comes to their bodies and how well they perform.
Five Steps to a Safer Kitchen
Your kitchen is a hub for family life -- but it's also rife with risks. While you can't foresee every hazard, you can make the room safer.
Follow the Road to Safety
Exercising outdoors can be fun and enjoyable, but you should keep personal safety in mind before you head out the door.
Food Freshness: What Those Dates Really Mean
Here a rundown on the dates you find on food labels and what those dates mean, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
For Adults: Take Care with Antidepressants
These drugs take time to be effective. It may take weeks to know if one is helping you.
For Seniors: You Can Beat the Heat
After age 65, your body can't adjust to changes in air temperature -- especially heat -- as quickly as it did when you were younger. That puts you at risk for heat-related illnesses.
Hand Tool Safety
Although hand tools do not pose the same lethal threat as some power tools, they are still a factor in a high number of accidents each year.
Hand Washing Prevents Hepatitis A Infection
Aside from immunization, hand washing before eating or preparing food, after using the bathroom or changing a baby's diaper remains one of the best preventions against getting or spreading hepatitis A virus.
Handling Hazardous Materials at Home
Many common household products contain chemicals that can cause injury or death if they are handled, stored or used improperly.
Have a Hazard-Free Halloween
Halloween safety begins at home, with the child's costume. Every part of the costume -- masks, beards, wigs and clothing -- should be made of flame-resistant material.