Safety

Stay Awake Behind the Wheel

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.

Stay Safe When Taking NSAIDs

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.

Stay Safe When You’re In the Hospital

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.

Steer Clear of Sports Supplements

Youths see their sports heroes using what seem to be magic potions, and they want to do it, too.

Stop Dating Abuse Before It Starts

Although teen dating violence is worrisome, it's not inevitable. You and your teen can avoid potentially perilous situations and reduce the risk for problems.

Street Hockey: Good Surface, Gear Are Critical

Street hockey is popular because it's cheaper than regular hockey and can be played anywhere there is a hard surface.

Take Care When Raking Leaves

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.

Take Care with Nasal Sprays

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.

Teenagers and Summer Jobs

Time to Fertilize? Wait a Minute!

Toy Safety—Identifying High-Risk Situations

Small toys or toys with small removal parts are not appropriate for children ages 3 and younger.

Trampoline Safety

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.

Unwrap the Gift of Toy Safety

Your challenge is to find toys that your children will enjoy and that you know are safe.

Use Your Medicines Wisely

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.

Vaping and E-Cigarettes

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.

Water-Safety 101: Basic Guidelines

Every year, thousands of Americans are injured or killed in boating and swimming accidents.

What Are the Health Effects of Air Pollution?

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.

What to Do If You Have to Evacuate Your Home

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.

What to Look for on OTC Drug Labels

Always read the label. All OTC medicine labels have detailed usage and warning information to help you choose and use the products.

Your Toddler: Moving from Crib to Bed

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.

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