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.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines are a popular choice for pain relief. But even though you can buy them without a prescription, that doesn’t mean they aren’t without risks. Here’s what you need to know to use them properly.
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.
A medicated nasal decongestant spray may offer fast relief when your nose is congested and running. It can reduce swelling and clear mucus from your nasal passages quickly.
Small toys or toys with small removal parts are not appropriate for children ages 3 and younger.
Home trampolines are popular and seem like lots of fun, but they’re also dangerous. They cause thousands of injuries every year in the U.S.
Your challenge is to find toys that your children will enjoy and that you know are safe.
Although most medicines are safe when you take them the right way, some of them can cause dizziness, loss of consciousness, bleeding, irregular heartbeats, and other side effects in some cases.
More people are lighting up with electronic cigarettes. Unlike regular cigarettes, these devices deliver nicotine without all the smoke. But are they safer? Learn what’s known about e-cigarettes and vaping.
Every year, thousands of Americans are injured or killed in boating and swimming accidents.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tracks five major air pollutants that cause significant health effects: ground-level ozone, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, carbon monoxide and microscopic particles called particulate matter.
Consider in advance what kinds of disasters might strike your area. Do you live in an earthquake zone? Is flooding a possibility? Then think about what you’ll do in an emergency.
Always read the label. All OTC medicine labels have detailed usage and warning information to help you choose and use the products.