Misc. Safety and Public Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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
Children and Emergencies

Teach your child what to do

4/2/2004
Saving Face

Avoiding facial injuries the goal of National Facial Protection Month

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