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.
For safety's sake, look through your home often. Keep an eye out for not-so-obvious hazards.
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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.
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.
You can help keep your children safe by following these precautions.
You can avoid the flu this season by taking one simple step: Get a flu shot.
Because barbecue grills are operated in a casual, relaxed atmosphere, they tend to be taken for granted. And that can lead to serious injury.
Pushing your body beyond its limits can lead to a back injury or pain that, well, holds you back in the long run.
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.
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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.
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:
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.
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.
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A safe cheerleading program has direct adult supervision, proper conditioning, skills training, and warm-up exercises.
Being involved in a clinical trial has risks and benefits. Being informed and asking lots of questions can help you make a decision.
If you wear contact lenses, it's important to follow your eye care provider's instructions on wearing and disinfecting them.
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.
Your local emergency management office or American Red Cross chapter is a great place to start.
Five to 10 percent of skin cancers occur on the eyelid. But studies have found that about 75 percent of people don’t completely cover the eyelid regions when they put on sunscreen.
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.
Sports is the leading cause of school-age children's eye injuries, but most of those injuries are preventable.
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.
Teen girls who are athletes face unique obstacles when it comes to their bodies and how well they perform.
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