Personal Safety

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…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Do You Use Reusable Shopping Bags? What You Must Know…

Bacteria thrive in reusable shopping bags. Half of the reusable bags in a recent study had bacterial growth, and 12%…

Emergencies & Disasters

Soothing Relief for a Kitchen Burn

It's easy to forget that those ovenproof handles stay really hot for a long time. To relieve the pain of…

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Natural Ways to Feel Much Better After a Fall…

“Ever since I took that fall, I haven’t felt quite right.” This is a refrain that I hear from a…

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Hotel Rooms That Kill

Carbon monoxide leaking from a swimming pool heater exhaust pipe hospitalized 16 guests—and killed one—at a West Virginia Holiday Inn…

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Toxic Sofas and Beds

A new study by researchers at Duke and North Carolina State universities found that Firemaster 550—a flame-retardant chemical mixture added…

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Don’t Burn Those Glossy Pages!

If you plan to spend the day by the fireplace, be sure not to feed it any newspapers or magazines…

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Most People Don’t Think About Falling Until It Happens

Surprising ways to protect yourself... before it's too late Every year in the US, about one-third of people age 65…