Misc. Safety and Public Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

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