Every year, millions of adults fall, leading to injuries and emergency room visits. Many of these falls and injuries can be prevented.
Just because over-the-counter medications are readily available doesn’t mean you don’t need to follow an OTC drug’s directions carefully.
If you have toys that have been recalled, don’t throw them out. Take them back to the store where they came from.
What's more relaxing that a good soak in a hot tub? Hot water sure makes you feel great, but hot tubs and whirlpools can sometimes be dangerous -- and even deadly.
Most fires in the home start in the kitchen, and kitchen fires can quickly turn serious.
Three kinds of prescription drugs are potentially addictive: opioids, tranquilizers, and stimulants.
Bones are tough and resilient, but if you push them hard enough—if you fall on a hard surface, for instance—they can crack or break.
Although it's impossible to prevent all falls, you can help keep yourself safe by improving your balance and employing "fall-proofing" behaviors.
Here are tips to help prevent poisoning in your home.
On the street, GHB is used for is ability to produce a feeling of euphoria and hallucinations.
Many people think using smokeless tobacco is safer than smoking. 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.
Auto battery accidents cause many Americans to lose their sight or suffer serious eye injuries.
If you think you don't need hearing protection at work because you're used to the steady roar of equipment or trucks, damage has already begun.
Most children depend on recreational and school sports for exercise and fun. But too many young athletes suffer needless injuries.
The way we gauge the peril a given disorder poses is called risk perception.
Physical violence is just one form of domestic abuse. If you have a partner who verbally humiliates you, demands all your attention, blames you for everything that goes wrong or threatens to harm you or your children, you’re also being abused.
Keeping your family safe and sound can be as easy as following simple safety rules consistently. Here's a checklist from the National Safety Council can help you maintain essential safety precautions.
Motor-vehicle crashes are the leading cause of childhood death in the United States. But when properly installed and used, child safety seats reduce the risk of death by 70 percent for infants and 55 percent for toddlers.
Sports is the leading cause of school-age children's eye injuries, but most of those injuries are preventable.
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.
Steroids are important compounds used in medicine, but people often misunderstand what they are.
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 is popular because it's cheaper than regular hockey and can be played anywhere there is a hard surface.
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.
Walkers can cause children to roll down stairs, causing head injuries and even death. This is the most common way children get hurt in walkers.