Safety and Public Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
10/16/2002
Smallpox Vaccine Study Tests Those Already Inoculated

Will decide whether older people need another vaccination

10/11/2002
Skateboarding Riskier Than Ever

Study says 'street skating' has translated into more injuries each year

10/8/2002
Safety on the Ice

Some cold, hard suggestions

10/2/2002
If You're Hit by Lightning

Hearing, eyesight could be affected

9/24/2002
New Drugs May Fight Deadliest Flu Virus

Mouse study suggests they'd work against 1918-like pandemic

9/23/2002
CDC Releases Smallpox Vaccine Guidelines

Gives states what-if instructions in event of virus attack

9/21/2002
Backsprain Is the No. 1 Workplace Injury

It accounts for more than half of 6 million annual on-the-job mishaps

9/20/2002
Winter Weather Calls for Being Alert

Attention to small details can save lives

9/18/2002
9/11 Firefighter Contracted Rare Pneumonia

Inhaled ash from World Trade Center thought to be the cause

9/13/2002
Sketchy Cipro Sites Flooded Web After Anthrax Attack

Officials warn about bad information they deliver

9/13/2002
Bike Handlebars Causes Major Organ Injuries

Safer design would save on health-care costs when kids crash

9/12/2002
Ex-FDA Consultant Says Agency Too Tight With Drug Companies

Issue concerns regulation of bowel drug Lotronex

9/12/2002
Flying in the Shadow of 9/11

Empty seats mark an international flight home to New York City

9/11/2002
A Trauma Center Pays Tribute to 9/11

Hospital closest to Ground Zero holds a Mass to remember

9/11/2002
9/11 Trauma Widespread Months Later

Those who kept trying to cope did best: study

9/11/2002
Smoking Up Among Firefighters Since 9/11

NYC fire department running free smoking cessation course

9/11/2002
The Trauma of 9/11 Still Grips Many

Healing process slow for those with post traumatic stress

9/11/2002
9/11 Left Doctors Learning on the Fly

Health-care system undergoing upheaval

9/11/2002
Clearing the Air After 9/11's Health Threats

Firefighters and other workers still feel effects

9/11/2002
The Enduring Power of 9/11

From death and destruction to hope and expectation

9/11/2002
Healing the Psychological Punch of 9/11

A year later, how do you measure your mental health?

9/10/2002
Helping Kids Cope With 9/11 -- All Over Again

Children who have suffered other traumas are vulnerable

9/10/2002
One Year Later, and Still Struggling

Mental health experts offer coping techniques for the 9/11 anniversary

9/10/2002
Hundreds Troubled by 'World Trade Center Cough'

NYC firefighters, school workers have 9/11 breathing problems, new studies say

9/10/2002
New York Still Recovering and Reeling From 9/11

Researchers say there's cause for both hope and concern

9/4/2002
Drowning Risks Go With Pool Ownership

Simple precautions can prevent child deaths

9/3/2002
Deserts Hold Hazards

Visitors should be aware of risks, dangers

8/28/2002
Old Smallpox Vaccine Shows Resiliency

Small study finds it generates response after 35 years

8/27/2002
CDC: We're Prepared for Terror

Agency launched overhaul of preparedness after 9-11, anthrax attacks

8/22/2002
Mosquitoes Winning: 270 Cases of West Nile Confirmed

Virus spreading coast-to-coast, with 12 states reporting incidents

8/22/2002
New Drugs in the Works for War on Anthrax

Two new studies show progress in fight against bioterrorism

8/21/2002
Guard Against Tornadoes

Practicing an evacuation plan can save lives

8/6/2002
New Yorkers Bore Brunt of PTSD After Sept. 11

Rates of disorder much higher in most affected area than in rest of nation

8/5/2002
U.S. Scientists Create Drug to Fight Botulism

It could prove very valuable against biochemical weapons

7/17/2002
Water Hazards

Children at risk of drowning

7/15/2002
Dispensing Medications: An Exercise in Error

Death of a patient given wrong medication after elective surgery disclosed in case study

7/14/2002
FYI About Your Rx

Survey looks at information handed out with prescription drugs

7/8/2002
Study Urges Mass Inoculation Against Smallpox

Model predicts it will save more lives than current U.S. 'containment' plan

7/8/2002
Smallpox Vaccine Testing Starts

Stash of 70 million doses could be stockpiled if found effective

7/2/2002
Tag Your Child

Information on bike helmets can help in emergencies

7/1/2002
One-Quarter of NYC Children Got Post 9/11 Counseling

Manhattan kids whose parents suffered stress were most likely to get therapy

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

There's a new standard for propane gas tanks

6/23/2002
Climbing the Ladder Has Its Risks

More than half a million ladder accidents occur each year

6/20/2002
Panel: No Mass Smallpox Vaccinations Needed

CDC experts say some health-care workers should be inoculated

6/18/2002
U.S. Stroke Rates Remain Constant

New educational CD aims to reduce incidents

6/13/2002
Teen's Personal Disaster Sparks a Fireworks Warning

Teen's accident a reminder of the dangers of fireworks

6/4/2002
Sex Assault Victims Often Double Victims

They don't receive proper medical treatment, study says

5/30/2002
Ground Zero Air Quality Was No Threat to Rescue Crews

Results from tests days after Sept. 11 surprise officials

5/30/2002
FDA: Animal Studies Alone OK for Some Drugs

Ruling designed to thwart effects of bioterror attacks

5/23/2002
Preventing HIV Saves More Than Lives

Prevention programs cost much less than drug treatment