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.
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.
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.
Contacts that aren't properly prescribed and cared for can lead to allergic reactions, bacterial infections, corneal ulcers, and corneal scrapes. Some problems can end in blindness.
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.
Detailed information on car safety
A safe cheerleading program will include 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.
A common ingredient in many cough and cold remedies has become a popular substance to abuse by teenagers searching for a cheap, easy high.
Your local emergency management office or American Red Cross chapter is a great place to start.
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.
A child falls and gets back up over and over again. But when an older person falls, the result can be much more serious. Beyond bumps and bruises, an older adult who falls can suffer a broken bone or a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Teen girls who are athletes face unique obstacles when it comes to their bodies and how well they perform.
Detailed information on fire and burn safety
These medicines take time to be effective. It may take weeks to know if one is helping you.
Detailed information on bicycle, in-line skating, skateboarding, and scooter safety
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.
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.
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.