Misc. Safety and Public Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/2/2003
Gun Laws Probe Comes Up Blank

Lack of evidence makes it tough to rate their effectiveness

10/1/2003
Home Alone

A safety checklist for kids

9/30/2003
Fashion Friendly

Look cool, feel comfortable

9/28/2003
Pay More Than Lip Service to Food Safety

Some simple steps can keep dangerous germs at bay

9/24/2003
School Bus Safety

Regularly review the rules with your kids

9/17/2003
As Isabel Looms, Plan Safety Strategies Now

Many people are 'seriously under-prepared,' experts warn

9/4/2003
Home Health Tests

Get your doctor's input before and after

8/27/2003
Travel Health

How to reduce your risk of infection

8/14/2003
Ephedra's Dangers Downplayed on Internet

Many Web sites contain misleading advertising, researchers say

8/10/2003
When Thunder Rumbles, Clear the Pool

Swimmers are inviting targets for lightning

8/5/2003
There's Nothing Jolly About Jellyfish

How to soothe the sting

8/4/2003
Hurricane Floyd Battered Health Services

Storm's damage lasted well past the day it hit

7/30/2003
To Err Is Human

Protect yourself against medical errors

7/25/2003
Lawn Mower Safety

Keep kids under age 12 away from mowers

7/22/2003
West Nile Can Cause Lasting Motor Damage

Some patients never recover fully from paralysis, other problems

7/22/2003
Beach Safety

Never swim alone

7/15/2003
SARS: An Emerging Picture

Virus causes critical illness in 25 percent of patients, studies show

7/14/2003
Less Smallpox Vaccine May Be More

Weakened strains may be safer and just as effective

7/11/2003
On the Water

Safe boating practices

7/9/2003
Child-Friendly Bug Repellant

Apply it to your own hands first

7/8/2003
Children's Choking Hazards

Cut up foods that are easy to choke on

7/3/2003
Tornados

From watches to warnings

6/30/2003
Street Smarts

Teach your kids road safety

6/28/2003
Beware of Lightning at Outdoor Sports Events

Seek shelter with the madding crowd

6/24/2003
Drowning Alert

Pool safety tips

6/23/2003
Camping Caution

Plan ahead for potential problems

6/20/2003
Firearm Safety

Here are risk factors for an accidental shooting

6/18/2003
The Buzz on Bee Stings

Call 911 if you have difficulty breathing

6/15/2003
Lightning Doesn't Call "Fore!"

Golfers in the open at high risk of being struck

6/14/2003
Have a Safe Trip!

Some simple steps can ensure a trouble-free vacation

5/23/2003
Be Sure to 'Click It' This Holiday Weekend

12,000 law-enforcement agencies launch seatbelt campaign

5/10/2003
Kids Who Lost Parent in 9/11 Attacks Still Suffer

Among young children, separation anxiety and withdrawal was common, study finds

5/1/2003
Quake Warning System May Buy Precious Time

It can sound alarm up to 40 seconds before ground moves

4/28/2003
Top Health Officials Take Aim at Injuries

Prevention is focus of national conference

4/26/2003
Fishin' in the Rain -- Safely

Avoid hypothermia and lightning

4/25/2003
Rejected Burn Therapy Passes Acid Test

Study challenges notion that vinegar makes alkaline burns worse

4/15/2003
Scooter Safety

Do's and don'ts for scooter riders

4/12/2003
Keeping Kids' Hands Out of the Fire

Tips to protect your children from kitchen burns

4/12/2003
Cycling to Safety

Here's how to ensure the ride is smooth and danger-free

4/11/2003
Are Organic Foods Better for You?

Expert offers information on the differences

4/10/2003
Liking Biking

Safety tips for cyclists

4/10/2003
Rules Around Railway Tracks

Teach your kids railroad safety

3/31/2003
Burn Lotion Approved for U.S. Military

Neutralizes chemical weapons

3/30/2003
Playgrounds Not Always Safe

Inspect these areas for dangers to children, experts say

3/28/2003
Real-Time War Can Create Homefront Guilt

It's OK not to obsessively watch the TV coverage, experts say

3/21/2003
Body Art

Piercings and tattoos carry health risks

3/6/2003
Loved Ones Provide Guns in School Shootings

More than half in homicides obtained at home or a friend or relative

3/3/2003
Installing a Safety Seat? It's Not Child's Play

Complicated instructions leave many adults in the dark

2/3/2003
My Child Play With Guns? Never!

Study: Many parents deem kids 'too smart' to touch firearms

1/28/2003
Cell Phones: Hands-Free Not Risk-Free

Use of phones while driving cuts attention, response time