Personal Safety

Personal Safety

“It’s Not That Bad” Is Risky

Donna had just turned 50. Even though her husband and family threw her a big birthday party with lots of…

Personal Safety

Toss Those Products with Dyes

Peek inside the typical American’s medicine cabinet, and you’re likely to see a virtual rainbow of brightly colored products that…

Personal Safety

Deadly Craigslist

Early this year, a Georgia couple was murdered when they tried to buy a vintage car on Craigslist. Last year,…

Personal Safety

5 Holiday Dangers That Send You to the ER

Nothing says "Happy Holidays" like a trip to the ER. Emergency physicians have a jaded view of the holidays. The…

Personal Safety

How to Grab Stuff You Can’t Reach

Do you ever wish you had much longer arms? Then you could reach items on overhead shelves or on the…

Personal Safety

Uncovering the Cause Of a Mysterious Illness

Doctors were stumped until an unusual treatment allowed this patient to recover. Depending on where you are in your life,…

Personal Safety

How to Hide: Keep Your Movements, Your Purchases and Your Past Private

People have the right to hide their pasts—as long as they are European. That essentially was the ruling of the…

Emergencies & Disasters

Say No to Sparklers

Did you know that an average of 200 people go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in…

Personal Safety

Garage Dangers…How to Keep Your Family Safe

      Your garage could be a very dangerous area of your home. Unsecured tools and equipment... toxic and…

Personal Safety

What Would You Do If a Gunman Opened Fire In a Public Place?

Strategies to save your life Mass-shooting incidents, while a rare occurrence, have increased in the years since the infamous Columbine…

Emergencies & Disasters

How to Survive a Disaster

A few easy-to-learn skills can keep you alive in earthquakes, hurricanes, terrorist attacks and more Most people assume that they…

Emergencies & Disasters

Nuclear Disaster Preparedness

Know What to Do Should the Worst-Case Scenario Unfold Japan is a country known for its state-of-the art technology and…

Personal Safety

Danger in Your Hair

Deadly Dyes, Straighteners, Sprays and More Hair-care products generally are not required to pass government safety tests before being sold…

Personal Safety

How to Fall Down Without Getting Hurt

Tricks from an Oscar-Winning Stuntman When we fall, our natural instinct is to reach out for the ground with our…

Emergencies & Disasters

Danger from the Sky—What Happens If a Meteor Hits

Sinkholes are not the only danger that gets people’s attention. In 2013, a 10-ton meteor that exploded over the Ural…