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

Should You Really Pee in the Swimming Pool?

Each summer, some swimmers (and not just kids!) face a perplexing problem. That is, what should you do when you need to pee? Our experts weigh in on whether the answer ought to be: a) just go, or b) find yourself a proper restroom. Learn the scientific pros and cons to consider in favor of … Read More

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Fireworks Safety: How You Can Prevent Injuries

Updated June 30, 2018 Who doesn’t enjoy fireworks on the Fourth of July? They light up in bursts of color, celebrating independence. Of course, it’s important to celebrate safely. A new study from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) finds an alarming increase in fireworks-related deaths and injuries. In 2017, there were 12,900 fireworks-related injuries … Read More