Being involved in a clinical trial has risks and benefits. Being informed and asking lots of questions can help you make a decision.
Although concussions range from mild to severe, they're all serious injuries that can harm the way the brain works.
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.
Many biking accidents could be prevented if riders protected themselves with the right equipment and maintained their bikes with safety in mind.
Your local emergency management office or American Red Cross chapter is a great place to start.
Just about everybody loves a party. But if your party menu includes alcohol, be a smart host and insist that your guests to play it safe on the way home.
Thousands of people visit hospital emergency rooms each year for injuries linked to yard and garden equipment, home workshops, or cleaning and painting supplies.
No matter how good a driver you are, high speeds or impaired or careless driving by others can place you in danger.
When traveling by car, your chances for arriving safely increase with a healthy respect for the realities of the highway.
The FDA notes that shellfish, especially mollusks, are more likely to cause foodborne illness than fish because shellfish pump water through their bodies.
Most eye injuries can be prevented by wearing the proper protective eyewear.
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.
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.
Teen girls who are athletes face unique obstacles when it comes to their bodies and how well they perform.
Your kitchen is a hub for family life -- but it's also rife with risks. While you can't foresee every hazard, you can make the room safer.
Exercising outdoors can be fun and enjoyable, but you should keep personal safety in mind before you head out the door.
Here a rundown on the dates you find on food labels and what those dates mean, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
These drugs take time to be effective. It may take weeks to know if one is helping you.
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.
Before you hit the stores this holiday season, remember that the best toys are not just fun but also safe.
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.
Many common household products contain chemicals that can cause injury or death if they are handled, stored or used improperly.
Halloween safety begins at home, with the child's costume. Every part of the costume -- masks, beards, wigs and clothing -- should be made of flame-resistant material.
Depending where you work and the substances you handle, you may be at risk of accidental poisonings, chemical burns or suffocation. Knowing and following the right precautions can help keep you safe.
Your back is important to almost every move you make, but you probably won't realize that until you hurt it.