How You Can Stay Safe While Cleaning Your Yard and Home

Cleanup in the yard and the home is a necessary evil this time of the year. But if you’re not careful, you could end up nursing a serious injury. Among the most-frequently seen injuries in the emergency department are those resulting from falls and eye injuries, says emergency department physician Thomas Waters, MD. Serious falls tend to happen when … Read More

9 Places Germs Are Lurking in Your Kitchen

About 9 percent of foodborne illness outbreaks occur in the home, but it’s almost impossible to tell where the bacteria may live with the naked eye. A new study identifies the top kitchen items that are commonly cross-contaminated during the preparation of a meal. Kansas State University researchers analyzed the food prep practices of 123 people.  … Read More

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Gassing Up for Grilling Season: Safety First

You’ve pulled your old cornball “Grill Sergeant” apron off the garage shelf. You are ready. Barbecue season is finally here and this will be the best cookout year ever. You’re determined, too, to grill healthier this spring and summer. More fish and chicken. Fewer dogs and burgers. So, time to turn on the gas. But … Read More

Kids’ Helmets Not Just for Riding Bikes

Did you know that even if your kid wears a helmet for riding a bike, this probably isn’t enough? Experts say that to protect kids from head injuries, parents should consider a helmet for anything on wheels. Serious injuries can happen while kids are skateboarding, rollerblading, or on a scooter, according to Tom Tallman, DO, … Read More

Many Grandparents Don’t Know Child Safety Standards (Video)

The number of grandparents caring for their grandkids is increasing. The number of grandparents serving as primary caregivers to their grandchildren has risen 20 percent since 2000, according to the 2011 American Community Survey. Though today’s grandparents may have a wealth of parenting experience and knowledge, research says some aren’t aware of current child safety … Read More