Safety

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.

Cycling Safely

Many biking accidents could be prevented if riders protected themselves with the right equipment and maintained their bikes with safety in mind.

Do I Really Need a Fire Extinguisher?

Do You Have a Family Disaster Plan?

Your local emergency management office or American Red Cross chapter is a great place to start.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hazardous Substances Demand Your Respect

Depending where you work and the substances you handle, you may be at risk of accidental poisonings, chemical burns or suffocation. Knowing and following the right precautions can help keep you safe.

Help Your Back Work for You

Your back is important to almost every move you make, but you probably won't realize that until you hurt it.

Home Remedies: What Works? What Doesn’t?

Can cranberry juice help prevent a urinary tract infection? How about cucumbers for puffy eyes? Read on to find out more about home remedies.

House Fires: Don't Underestimate Them

How Does Your Garden Grow?

How Older Adults Can Prevent Hypothermia

Age lowers your ability to endure long periods of cold. You're also at risk if your response to cold is impaired by certain illnesses or medications.

How Safe is Nonstick Cookware?

No research has shown that your blood level of PFOA will go up from using Teflon-coated cookware, but here are some things you should know before you decide to use it.

How to Keep Your Baby or Toddler Safe

Here are tips on the basics of child safety.

How to Map Out a Safe Vacation

By thinking ahead and planning for your vacation before you go, the only surprises you'll encounter are the nice ones.

How to Safely Choose OTC Medications

Over-the-counter (OTC) cough and pain relievers, laxatives, and headache remedies may treat different conditions, but they all have one thing in common: They’re serious medicines that need to be taken with care.

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