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Safety

’Tis the Season for Safety
The holidays are full of joy and excitement, especially for children. But each year, more than 300,000 children may end up in the emergency department (ED) for injuries caused by holiday decorations, toys, or burns from a fire.
5 Home Safety Threats You Might Overlook
For safety's sake, look through your home often. Keep an eye out for not-so-obvious hazards.
5 Ways to Keep Cool This Summer
When the temps rise, try these five tips to help you beat the heat.
9 Bad Habits That Can Put you at Risk for a Sports Injury
Nothing can ruin a sports season or a good exercise streak quite like a sports injury. Many sports injuries require taking some time off from your activity to recover. Avoid these nine bad habits to prevent sports injuries in the first place and stay at the top of your game.
A Common Plastic Comes Under Scrutiny
Polycarbonate plastic is durable, impact-resistant, and clear. It is widely used in food and beverage containers, but research has raised concerns over its health effects.
A Safety Checklist for Parents
You can help keep your children safe by following these precautions.
A Simple Way to Keep the Flu Away
You can avoid the flu this season by taking one simple step: Get a flu shot.
Avoid Injury Around Barbecue Grills
Because barbecue grills are operated in a casual, relaxed atmosphere, they tend to be taken for granted. And that can lead to serious injury.
Be Careful with Kitchen Knives
With a few cutting-edge tips from experts who use knives for a living -- top chefs -- you can avoid the biggest danger of kitchen work.
Beware of Over-the-Counter Contact Lenses
Tips to help you be smart about using contacts.
Bicycle, In-Line Skating, Skateboarding Safety—Prevention
Skateboards should never be used on surface streets. Your child should wear protective gear, such as helmets, padding, and closed-toe and slip-resistant shoes.
Bike Safety for the Whole Family
When warm weather hits, a bicycle ride can be a great way to exercise with your family. Proper bike safety is important for everyone—even if you’re only going for a quick ride. Whether you’re cycling on a trail or just in front of the house, follow these six bike safety tips:
Bullies: Helping Your Child Cope
Bullying can happen in school, on the playground - and now even on the Internet through social networking sites. Here are some warning signs to watch for, and information on how to help your child.
Buying Guidelines for Safe and Fun Toys
Toy-related injuries send tens of thousands of children to the emergency room each year. Most injuries occur when parents give their children toys meant for older children.
Car Safety
Detailed information on car safety
Cheerleading Safety
A safe cheerleading program has direct adult supervision, proper conditioning, skills training, and warm-up exercises.
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.
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
DXM is a common ingredient in many cough and cold remedies. It's also become a popular substance to abuse by teens searching for a cheap, easy high. Here's what you should know.
Do You Have a Family Disaster Plan?
Your local emergency management office or American Red Cross chapter is a great place to start.
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 Critical in Sports
Sports is the leading cause of school-age children's eye injuries, but most of those injuries are preventable.
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.
Fire Safety
Detailed information on fire and burn safety
For Adults: Take Care with Antidepressants
Learn all about antidepressants, including how they work, tips for taking them, and possible side effects.
For Parents: Bicycle, In-Line Skating, Skateboard, and Scooter Safety
Detailed information on bicycle, in-line skating, skateboarding, and scooter safety
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.
Furniture Falls Hurt Kids
Even the most safety-conscious parents may miss this danger to children—a piece of furniture, a television, or an appliance tipping over when a child is climbing on it or another child pushes it over.
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