Misc. Safety and Public Health News

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12/24/2004
Don't Let Your Holiday Go Up in Flames

Experts offer fire safety tips

12/22/2004
Keep Homes Safe for Visiting Kids

Childless households more likely to have guns, household chemicals in unlocked storage

12/19/2004
Fireproof Your Holiday

Experts offer safety reminders on Christmas lights, candles

12/14/2004
U.S. Launching Human Trial of SARS Vaccine

DNA-based vaccine has several advantages, experts say

12/10/2004
Health Tip: Winter Power Failure

Suggestions on how to prepare

12/9/2004
Decking the Halls? Beware of Falls

Tumbles from ladders rise in holiday season

12/6/2004
U.S. Moves to Further Protect Food Supply

Effort is last of four measures to head off bioterror threat

12/4/2004
Seniors Need Extra Help Weathering Winter

Safety advice on getting through cold months safe and sound

12/1/2004
Iodine Treatments Can Set Off Security Alarms

Effect seen if traveling up to three months after therapy for thyroid disorders

11/29/2004
11/29/2004
Health Tip: Stranded in Snow

Suggestions on how to wait it out

11/25/2004
Health Tip: Starting an Exercise Program

Check with your doctor first

11/19/2004
How Safe Are the 5 Drugs?

FDA, pharmaceuticals defend process after insider names questionable medications

11/17/2004
Health Tip: Home Water Filters

Most don't need them, government says

11/10/2004
11/9/2004
Health Tip: Buy Safe Toys

Suggestions for a safer holiday

11/9/2004
Health Tip: Throw a Safe Holiday Party

Tips to prevent guests from driving drunk

11/5/2004
11/2/2004
Early Cancer Drug Trials Less Dangerous Than Before

Safer medicines, better oversight cited as reasons behind trend

11/1/2004
Health Tip: Bikers, Wear a Helmet

It could prevent serious injury

10/15/2004
Health Tip: Ladder Safety

Avoid the pitfalls

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