Major snow events usually are inconvenient for most of us. But according to a recent study, the days following a big snowstorm can mean spending time in the hospital for some people.
It’s important to check all products for recalls, read all of the instructions and take the safety advice seriously.
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.
Emergency physicians usually see carbon monoxide poisoning as a result of one of two main culprits. Find out how you can avoid this potentially fatal condition.
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Contact lenses come into contact with an extremely sensitive part of your body. If you buy them without a prescription, you risk some scary consequences, from infections to vision loss.
As you fill a new prescription, you might not think of the impact it could have on your eyes. Yet some prescription drugs and even a few over-the-counter remedies can have serious visual side effects.
Fireworks displays on the Fourth of July are as American as apple pie and baseball. But to view or use fireworks safely, there are a number of things to keep in mind. Whether you’re grabbing a blanket and heading off to see a professional display, or living in a state where it’s legal to purchase … Read More
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
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
If you suspect an elderly parent isn’t driving as well as he used to, there are actions you can take to help. Some older people can drive safely in their 80s and even early 90s, but many seniors develop hearing, vision and other problems that impair their ability to drive safely. Loss of the ability to … Read More