Tips for Staying Healthy and Safe at Work
Most of us may not think much about our health and safety on the job, but we probably should.
Toss Your Baby Walker, Pediatricians Say
Walkers can cause children to roll down stairs, causing head injuries and even death. This is the most common way children get hurt in walkers.
Trampolines are popular. Thousands of children are rocketing skyward, and trampoline injuries are also on the rise.
Treat It Right: Food Safety
Did you know that home cooking causes more food-borne illness than restaurant food?
Under the Influence...of Drowsiness
Each year, at least 100,000 vehicular crashes and 1,550 deaths are caused by drivers who are impaired by sleepiness.
Unwrap the Gift of Toy Safety
Your challenge is to find toys that your children will enjoy and that you know are safe.
Use Your Medications Wisely
Although most medications are safe when you take them the right way, some drugs can cause dizziness, loss of consciousness, bleeding, irregular heartbeats, and other side effects in some cases.
Using Herbal Supplements? Use Caution, Too
Unlike prescription and over-the-counter drugs, supplements can make it to market without proving purity, composition, effectiveness, or even safety.
Water-Safety 101: Basic Guidelines
Every year, thousands of Americans are injured or killed in boating and swimming accidents.
What About Energy Drinks for Kids?
As some schools ban colas from vending machines, ads are hyping a source of even more caffeine: energy drinks.
What Are the Health Effects of Air Pollution?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tracks five major air pollutants that cause significant health effects: ground-level ozone, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, carbon monoxide and microscopic particles called particulate matter.
What to Do If You Have to Evacuate Your Home
Consider in advance what kinds of disasters might strike your area. Do you live in an earthquake zone? Is flooding a possibility? Then think about what you’ll do in an emergency.
What to Look for on OTC Drug Labels
Always read the label. All OTC medicine labels have detailed usage and warning information to help you choose and use the products.
When and How to Stop Antidepressant Medication
Deciding when and how to stop taking several popular antidepressants is something you should always discuss with your health care provider.
Your Lips Need Protection
Your skin contains oil that protects it from drying out and from extreme temperatures, but your lips do not.
Your Toddler: Moving from Crib to Bed
Moving your child from the crib to a first bed is a milestone event. But more than the bittersweet emotional concerns, your priorities will be safety and a healthy sleep routine.