Misc. Safety and Public Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

12/20/2002
Study Finds Cars Relatively Safe in Tornadoes

Not ideal, but better than trailer homes

12/19/2002
Slip Sliding Away

How to toboggan safely

12/5/2002
Stopping the Spread of Tuberculosis

Study recommends screening new immigrants from developing nations

11/26/2002
Drowsy Driving Can Steer You Into Disaster

Tiredness a factor in 100,000 crashes a year

11/21/2002
Keep the Home Fires Burning

Prepare your home for winter

11/20/2002
Got You Covered

Staying warm in cold weather

11/18/2002
New Drug Found to Fight Anthrax

Blocks development of bacteria toxins

11/12/2002
Car Seats and Kids

A safety checklist

11/5/2002
Marked Crosswalks Aren't Enough to Protect Seniors

Accident rate higher when there are no signs or signals

11/4/2002
Strolling into Trouble

Stroller falls send thousands of children to ER annually

10/31/2002
10/30/2002
Clothes Dryer Caution

Keep your dryer lint free

10/27/2002
Staying Safe Down on the Farm

Experts suggest having an emergency plan and safeguarding against dangers

10/17/2002
Keeping a Child Safe From Snipers

One mother tries to explain a scary world to her young son

10/14/2002
Hospital-Acquired Infections Can Kill

Report details mistakes that led to death of patient

9/2/2002
Dust-Sized Chips to Combat Bioterrorism

New silicon chips can detect biological and chemical agents

9/2/2002
What You Don't Hear May Hurt You

Protect your hearing from workplace noise

9/2/2002
Keep Your Food Clean and Properly Prepared

Food safety is especially important during a holiday

8/27/2002
Catalytic Converters Tied to Sharp Drop in Poisoning Deaths

Study finds surprising benefit to emission-reducing device

7/24/2002
A Firefighter's Worst Enemy: Heart Attack

Stress, exertion of tough job takes its toll, experts say

7/4/2002
Leave Fireworks to the Pros

Experts offer safety advice for the Fourth of July

6/25/2002
Safety Tips for Gas Grilling This Summer

There's a new standard for propane gas tanks

6/7/2002
Protect Yourself From Lightning

A little bit of knowledge could save your life

5/18/2002
More than $12 Million to Study Sept. 11 Health Effects

U..S. government offers a series of grants

5/9/2002
It's Not Hot Air, But...

While air bags help save lives, seat belts save many more

5/8/2002
Report: Thrill Rides Can Be Kill Rides

Finds 8 deaths, 58 injuries to brain from g-force

4/18/2002
Foodborne Infections Decline

But Americans still sloppy in the kitchen

4/9/2002
Alcohol a Dangerous Crash Course at U.S. Colleges

Study ties drinking to four student deaths a day

3/24/2002
UNICEF Health Primer Works in Underdeveloped Countries

Newest edition highlights sensitivity to local customs while improving health care

2/4/2002
Bush Budget Targets Bioterrorism

Proposal 'recognizes new realities confronting our nation'