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Flu Tips

Reduce Your Risk of Catching and Spreading the Flu News about the flu may make you want to hole up at home and avoid leaving the house at all during flu season, but for most of us that is not an option. There are many things that you can do to reduce your risk of […]

May is Bicycle Safety Month

May is bicycle safety month, and a great time for bicyclists and drivers to brush up on the basics of bicycling. In 2012, 726 people were killed in bicycle vs. automobile collisions and an estimated 49,000 bicyclists were injured in bicycle accidents. We often hear about bicycle safety for children, but adults are at risk […]

That “Clean” Scent May Be Killing You

Common Household Toxins: That “Clean” Scent May be Killing You If you have children you have probably already taken precautions to keep them from ingesting common household poisons, such as cleaning products and cosmetics, and of course you aren’t going to ingest them yourself, but what you might not realize is how toxic everyday products […]

Skiing Brain Injuries On The Rise

Despite Increase in Helmet Use Skiing Brain Injuries are on the Rise The New York Times recently reported that helmet use is at an all-time high among skiers and snowboarders, but snow sports-related brain injuries and deaths have not declined. In fact, according to some studies, the number of head injuries has significantly increased right […]

Is There Lead In Your Home?

You and Your Children May be Exposed to Lead in Your Home Although lead and asbestos cause very different health problems, and get into our bodies in different ways, there are some similarities in how we can be exposed to these toxins in our homes. Older homes pose the greater risk in both cases, but […]

Is Caramel Coloring Dangerous

FDA Looking into Safety of Caramel Coloring in Soft Drinks and Foods Caramel coloring is used to turn sodas and some foods brown. There are different types of caramel coloring and some of them contain an impurity called 4-methylimidazole (4-MeI). In response to a study by Consumer Reports, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) […]

Sports-Related Eye Injuries

April was Sports Eye Safety Month. Sports-related eye injuries can cost you your vision, and most are preventable. Whether you play organized sports, like to play less formally, eye protection is a must. Team and contact sports are not the only types of sports that pose a significant risk. According to the U.S. Eye Injury Registry, […]

Side Impact Testing May Soon be Required for Child Safety Seats

You may be shocked to learn that side impact tests are not required for car seats. Current rules do require front and rear impact testing. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is proposing new safety standards for child safety seats for children weighing up to 40 pounds. The agency estimates that the new rules […]

Child Safety Seats Improperly Installed

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) only about 25% of child car safety seats are installed properly. That means about three out of four children who are strapped in are not actually protected during an accident. At least one study has found that 96% of parents and caregivers believe they are doing […]