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Safety

2 Screens Aren’t Better Than 1: The Dangers of Media Multitasking
Digital distraction isn’t always good for bodies and brains bathed in the screens’ glow.
4 Steps to Avoid Backpack Injuries
Heavy backpacks can cause back, neck, and shoulder pain, as well as posture problems.
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.
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.
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 one of the leading causes 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 something that is fired or thrown can be 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.
Get the Lowdown on Lead
You’re not powerless against lead. Here’s what you can do to keep your family safe.
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.
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