Personal Safety

Personal Safety

How to Spot Poison Ivy

Poison ivy is so pernicious that songs have been written lamenting the rash and pain these plants inflict! Here’s how to…

Personal Safety

Lead: The Dangers No One Is Talking About

Almost 40% of American adults have harmful levels in their bodies... It started with Flint, Michigan, where outraged parents complained…

Emergencies & Disasters

“Someone’s Shooting!”

How to Survive In 2007, a gunman murdered 32 people on the Virginia Tech campus. It was the deadliest mass…

Personal Safety

There Could Be Lead in Your Water, Too

Residents of Flint, Michigan, are not the only ones who could have dangerously high lead levels in their municipal drinking…

Personal Safety

The 5 Worst Social Security Scams

You’re At Risk No Matter What Your Age Your Social Security account is a tempting target for scammers whether you…

Emergencies & Disasters

Homemade Burn Remedy

The burning sensation you feel when you grab a hot pan or accidently press against an oven rack is bad…

Emergencies & Disasters

4 Mistakes to Avoid During an Emergency

Here are the missteps commonly made during the first 24 hours of a health crisis… There are no two ways…

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 180 people go to the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in…