House Fires: Why There is Fatal Danger Beyond the Flames

There are more than 1 million house fires in the United States each year and more than 3,000 people will die each year as a result of fires. But the cause of death in a fire usually is not from being burned — more often than not, deaths in house fires are a result of smoke inhalation.

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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

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5 Tips to Help You Choose and Give Safe Holiday Toys

Part of the joy of the holiday season is giving toys to young children. But some toys can present safety hazards. Hospital emergency departments treat more than 262,000 toy-related injuries each year, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Cleveland Clinic Children’s pediatrician Michael Macknin, MD, offers these guidelines to help prevent injuries. 1. Buy toys … Read More