Safety

5 Home Safety Threats You Might Overlook

For safety's sake, look through your home often. Keep an eye out for not-so-obvious hazards.

5 Key Mistakes Parents Make With Car Seats

Safe Kids Worldwide estimates that three out of four children too small for seatbelts are incorrectly restrained in car seats or booster seats.

A Common Plastic Comes Under Scrutiny

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.

A Heads-Up for Football Safety

Coaches should tell players not to tackle or block with their heads or run head-down with the ball.

A Primer for Preschooler Safety

Your little ones can learn a lot about safety if you take some time to teach them. Here's an ABC that you and your children can recite together.

A Q&A on 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? This Q&A explains what’s known about e-cigarettes.

A Safety Checklist for Parents

You can help keep your children safe by following these precautions.

A Simple Way to Keep the Flu Away

You can avoid the flu this season by taking one simple step: Get a flu vaccination.

About Balance and Safety

A balance disorder is a disturbance of the inner ear that can make you feel unsteady or like you’re moving or spinning.

ADHD Drugs Safe, Experts Say

Parents of kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) face a tough choice: whether to medicate their children or not.

Air Bags and Kids

A car with an air bag is considered safer than a car without one. But for children under 12 years old, air bags can be dangerous.

All About Child Passenger Safety

Installing your child's car seat properly and using it every time your son or daughter rides in the car is one of the best ways to help keep him or her safe in case of an accident.

Avoid Injury Around Barbecue Grills

Because barbecue grills are operated in a casual, relaxed atmosphere, they tend to be taken for granted. And that can lead to serious injury.

Be Careful With Kitchen Knives

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.

Be in the Know When on the Go in Winter

If you live in an area where winter brings snow, slush and ice, the best advice about driving in these conditions is not to. But if you must venture out, be prepared.

Beware of Over-the-Counter Contact Lenses

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.

Bike-Helmet Safety Smarts

Whether on an adult or a child, a helmet that has been approved by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and fits correctly will cushion the head in a fall and protect it from impact with other objects.

Bullies: Helping Your Child Cope

Bullying is intentional tormenting that can be physical, social, or psychological. Hitting, shoving, threatening, shunning, and spreading rumors can all be forms of bullying. Kids who experience bullying can become depressed, develop low self-esteem, avoid school, feel physically ill, and even think about killing themselves.

Buying Guidelines for Safe and Fun Toys

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.

Car Safety

Detailed information on car safety

Ceramics: Pretty, and Maybe Poisonous

Certain ceramics may cause lead poisoning, and some may leach cadmium into food and drink.

Cheerleading Safety

A safe cheerleading program will include direct adult supervision, proper conditioning, skills training and warm-up exercises.

Clinical Trials: Should You Participate?

Being involved in a clinical trial has risks and benefits. Being informed and asking lots of questions can help you make a decision.

Concussions: Caution Is a No-Brainer

Although concussions range from mild to severe, they're all serious injuries that can harm the way the brain works.

Contact Lens Safety Tips

If you wear contact lenses, it's important to follow your eye care provider's instructions on wearing and disinfecting them.

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