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.
Depending on where you work and the substances you handle, you may be at risk of accidental poisonings, chemical burns, or suffocation. Read on to learn about the safety steps that can help keep you safe.
Your back is important to almost every move you make, but you probably won't realize that until you hurt it.
By thinking ahead and planning for your vacation before you go, the only surprises you'll encounter are the nice ones.
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.
Planning ahead and being safety-conscious while in the wild can keep everyone safe and secure. Here are suggestions from the U.S. Forest Service and the American Red Cross.
Bacteria can spread anywhere in the kitchen. Read on for a detailed guide to preventing contamination in your kitchen, and tips for cleaning and disinfecting.
As part of your preparation for your new baby, you probably got an infant safety seat for the car. But do you know how to make sure it’s installed properly? And when do you switch to a child safety seat? Learn the ins and outs of safe car travel for your little one.
Farming seems to be the most dangerous job. Teens also get hurt in restaurants, supermarkets, retail stores, and other places where they find after-school and summer work.
Power tools make yard work easier, from mowing the lawn to trimming the bushes. These tools, however, also pose a threat to children if precautions aren't taken.
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.
Here are some misconceptions about the cold, and some suggestions for staying toasty this winter.
Every year, millions of adults fall, leading to injuries and emergency room visits. Many of these falls and injuries can be prevented.
If you have toys that have been recalled, don't throw them out. Take them back to the store where they came from.
Three kinds of prescription drugs are potentially addictive: opioids, tranquilizers, and stimulants.
Here are tips to help prevent poisoning in your home.
Learn more about GHB, a dangerous and addictive drug that was banned by the FDA. GHB produces a feeling of euphoria and hallucinations. It is popular with teens who go to all-night dance parties.
Many people think using smokeless tobacco is safer than smoking. But just because there's no smoke, doesn't mean it's safe.
A medical error can occur when something that was planned for medical care doesn't work, or when the wrong plan was used in the first place.
Understand what kind of noise level is dangerously high on the job—and how best to protect your hearing.
Physical violence is just one form of domestic abuse. Emotional abuse can affect you in serious ways as well. Read on to learn more.
If you break a bone or get into a car accident while pregnant, a health care provider may need to give you a scan, such as an X-ray, to see what’s going on. But wait—isn’t that dangerous for your baby?
Because children's bodies are still growing and their coordination is still developing, children are more susceptible than adults to sports injuries.
When you're behind the wheel, you may believe that you can stop yourself from falling asleep, but you can't. You may not even know you've dozed off.
Being active and involved in care decisions and taking extra precautions to avoid infection when in a hospital can help keep you and your family safe.
Youths see their sports heroes using what seem to be magic potions, and they want to do it, too.
Teen dating violence is worrisome. But it's not inevitable. Here's how you and your teen can avoid possibly unsafe situations and reduce the risk for problems.
Street hockey is popular because it's cheaper than regular hockey and can be played anywhere there is a hard surface.
Raking and disposing of leaves is more than a chore. It's a vigorous aerobic workout. Although exercise is good for you, this workout is full of demanding repetitive motions.