Misc. Safety and Public Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
4/2/2004
Children and Emergencies

Teach your child what to do

4/1/2004
Infant Safety

Avoid leaving your baby alone

4/1/2004
Home Trampolines

Pediatricians say they're a no-no

3/26/2004
Bring Out the Bikes

But review safety rules first

3/25/2004
Rodent Control

Clean up your yard so rats can't hide

3/25/2004
Keep Poisons Away From Kids

As part of National Poison Prevention Week, experts give tips on safety in the home

3/24/2004
Stopping the Damage of Lead Poisoning

Researchers find molecule linked to lead-induced brain swelling

3/16/2004
When Painting Your Apartment

Consider your neighbors

3/3/2004
Safe Stairs For Seniors

Mark stair edges with contrasting colors

3/3/2004
For Workplace Safety, the Eyes Have It

Taking a moment to put on protective gear can save sight

2/26/2004
Avalanche Awareness

Stick to ridge tops and valley bottoms

2/14/2004
Hypothermia Can Be Icing on the Lake

Cold water dangers carry special threats

2/13/2004
Identity Tags for Helmets

They can help in an emergency

2/10/2004
Home Safety for Seniors

Remove potential obstacles

2/5/2004
Senior Spills

Skid proof your bathroom

2/4/2004
Space Heaters

Turn them off before you sleep

2/3/2004
Dementia Patients at Risk of Nursing Home Violence

And the assailants are often other residents

2/3/2004
Sledding Safety

Kids should wear helmets

1/28/2004
Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Have your heating system cleaned and checked

1/27/2004
Out in the Cold

Dress kids in layers

1/23/2004
Poison Prevention for Adults

Turn on fans when using household and chemical products

1/20/2004
Study Urges Everyone in Vehicle to Buckle Up

Unbelted riders become missiles, raising death risk

1/13/2004
Choking and Children

Tips for preventing airway obstruction

1/12/2004
Chemicals Common in Cosmetics Found in Breast Tumors

Finding suggests parabens may be linked to breast cancer

1/7/2004
Ice Fishing

Attach a long cord to your sled

12/31/2003
If Caught in a Blizzard

Stay in your car

12/24/2003
Keep Kids Safe During the Holidays

Experts offer tips for protecting children

12/22/2003
Wary Walker

Avoid taking shortcuts through unpopulated areas

12/17/2003
Driving On Ice

ABS brakes make it easier control a car

12/15/2003
Home Security

Safeguard your home before you go on vacation

12/8/2003
Candle Light

Tips for safe candle burning

12/4/2003
Before You Babysit

Be prepared

12/2/2003
Home for the Holidays

Some safety tips

12/1/2003
Tips For People Who Live Alone

Leave outside lights on overnight

11/28/2003
Acclimating Your New Babysitter

What you need to say

11/27/2003
Taking the Danger Out of Internet Dating

Verify the information people provide

11/21/2003
What to Do in a Blackout

Avoid candles for emergency lighting

11/20/2003
Safety in Close Quarters

Know where the exits are

11/20/2003
Baby on the Move

Use safety gates at the top and bottom of stairs

11/19/2003
Backseat Rider

A safety guide for motorcycle passengers

11/19/2003
Playground Safety

Avoid equipment set on concrete

11/11/2003
Family Fire Guide

Teach your kids how to respond

11/1/2003
Fall is Prime Lyme Disease Time

Folks need to be careful out in the woods, experts say

10/30/2003
Breathe Easy on Halloween Night

Asthma and allergy safety tips for revelers

10/29/2003
Halloween Hazards

What to watch out for

10/29/2003
Cosmetic Contact Lenses Are No Halloween Treat

They can cause serious eye problems, even blindness

10/28/2003
Have a Healthy Halloween

Experts offer safety advice for trick-or-treaters

10/28/2003
Tent Fires

Flame resistant tents can still burn

10/26/2003
How Old is Too Old to Drive?

AMA urges doctors to help make the call

10/2/2003
Gun Laws Probe Comes Up Blank

Lack of evidence makes it tough to rate their effectiveness