Misc. Safety and Public Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/13/2004
Anthrax Attacks Didn't Start Antibiotic Panic

Only one in five people who talked to doctor asked for prescription

9/28/2004
Tracking Down Deadly Poison

Scientists develop pair of quick tests for botulinum toxin

9/26/2004
Keep the Home Fires Safe

Make sure your fireplace is more than just cozy

9/24/2004
Combat Research: 1 in 5 Suffer Head and Neck Wounds

Finding points to need for more specialty surgeons in Iraq, Afghanistan

9/21/2004
Hurricane Health Woes Not Over

No calm after the storms for hard-hit public health workers

9/15/2004
Liposuction Can Be Safe

No adverse effects seen when qualified surgeons perform it in accredited centers

9/9/2004
Health Fallout From Sept. 11 Attacks Continues

U.S. report shows many rescue, recovery workers face respiratory, mental problems

9/3/2004
Cooking Outdoors: Keep the Fun, Reduce the Hazards

Simple tips reduce the risk of foodborne illness, other problems.

9/3/2004
FDA Nod Won't Guarantee Drug Safety

Studies on Vioxx, Zocor find post-approval problems

9/2/2004
U.S. Report: Injuries Kill 18 People an Hour

CDC study finds problem widespread and across all age groups

8/13/2004
Lightning Poses High-Voltage Danger

Experts give tips on avoiding possibly fatal consequences

7/29/2004
Health Tip: When You Talk With Your Doctor ...

Be sure to ask the right questions

7/27/2004
Health Tip: Lawn Mower Injuries

Suggestions on how to prevent them

7/19/2004
Health Tip: Using a Chainsaw

Make sure you know how

7/16/2004
Kid Bicyclists Slow to Move in Traffic

Virtual reality shows good instincts, delayed pedaling

7/15/2004
Health Tips: Safe Skateboarding

How to avoid injuries

7/13/2004
Home Smoking Bans Don't Always Hold

Disagreement can abound if smoker lives there, study finds

7/13/2004
Health Tip: Take a Hike

But heed these precautions

7/5/2004
Health Tip: Ticked Off

How to remove ticks

7/2/2004
U.S. Must Be Better Prepared for Emotional Toll of Terrorism

Conference focuses on psychological impact

7/2/2004
Don't Become a Fireworks Statistic This Year

Thousands of Americans are injured annually in backyard accidents

6/29/2004
Health Tip: Home Accidents

Ways to prevent mishaps

6/29/2004
Health Tip: When Lightning Strikes

Head for shelter and stay low

6/28/2004
Health Tip: Hospital Wisdom

Suggestions to make your stay safe

6/25/2004
Health Tip: Remembering DEETails

Precautions for insect repellant use

6/24/2004
Health Tip: Grill Safety

How to avoid accidents

6/20/2004
The Dos and Don'ts of Dealing With Lightning

Simple steps can save lives when a storm hits

6/18/2004
Patient Education Cuts In-Hospital Fall Risk

Need to be reminded of vulnerability in unfamiliar setting

6/18/2004
Health Tip: Mosquito Management

Dry out places where they can breed

6/9/2004
Disaster Readiness 101

Advance planning can help keep your family safe in case of terror attack

6/4/2004
Play it Safe on the Baseball Diamond

Tips on making sure kids don't get injured

6/4/2004
Poison-Proof Your Home

Experts give advice on how to keep kids safe

6/3/2004
Boys at Much Higher Drowning Risk

Males five times as likely to die in water as females

5/31/2004
Health Tip: Kids in Hot Parked Cars

They can overheat very quickly

5/28/2004
5/28/2004
U.S. Braces for Another West Nile Season

Simple precautions can offer protection from mosquito-borne virus

5/24/2004
Health Tip: Fire Safety in a Camper

Keep a fire extinguisher by the exit door

5/20/2004
Health Tip: Pesticide Use

Some safety tips

5/19/2004
Showing Kids the Scary Side of Violence

Graphic gun wound images help change children's attitudes about aggression

5/10/2004
Health Tip: Household Mold

Identifying and getting rid of it

5/5/2004
Health Tip: Bathroom Safety

Accident prevention tips

5/4/2004
5/3/2004
Stopping Sleep Apnea Would Make Roads Safer

Study: Therapy could prevent hundreds of traffic deaths each year

4/20/2004
Mountain Biking

How to reduce your risk of injury

4/9/2004
Protection From Pet Diseases

Fido, Fluffy can be carriers

4/8/2004
Safely Spruce Up Your Yard

How to avoid injury

4/7/2004
What to Do During a Flood

Some safety tips

4/6/2004
Many Parents Flunk Car Safety When It Comes to Kids

The problem: They don't know how to properly use safety restraints

4/2/2004
Study Finds Negligent Care Likelier in Outpatient Settings

Finds more errors in doctor's offices than hospitals

4/2/2004
Saving Face

Avoiding facial injuries the goal of National Facial Protection Month