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How to “poison proof” your home and what to do in an emergency

More than 90 percent of poisonings happen within the home, especially within the kitchen and bathroom. Many common household products can be dangerous if inhaled or swallowed — especially for young children. Items such as cleaning products and medications are the highest risks. To keep your family safe from these hazards, here are a few tips for poison-proofing your home.

How to recognize signs of a concussion

In recent years, concussions have been getting a lot of attention — especially surrounding sports and the safety of its players.  If you have a child or children that participates in a sport, or even if you do not, it’s important to know the signs of a concussion and how to appropriately treat it.

Cooking Safety 101: How to best treat unexpected injuries in the kitchen

November 20, 2018,
Comfort often originates in the kitchen, whether the process of preparing food or the gathering of loved ones to share in its consumption. With the holiday season just around the corner, many of us will find ourselves spending a lot of time in the kitchen. However, cooking large family meals and holiday treats there is also the threat of experiencing discomfort — in the form of unexpected injuries.

Avoiding medical errors during health care treatment

As medical errors have become the third leading cause of death, being attentive and engaged is now more vital than ever before. 

5 tips for your family's emergency preparedness

September is officially designated as National Preparedness Month by several federal agencies. 

4 safety tips for new college students on campus

September is National Campus Safety Awareness Month, and students must plan ahead and stay aware. 

4 tips for Fall Prevention Awareness Week

The last week of September is used to raise awareness to prevent falls, one of the most common reasons for emergency health visits each year. 

5 tips for ensuring food safety

September is used to commemorate National Food Safety Education Month. 

6 fitness tips for a safe and healthy regimen

Injuries are an unfortunate part of any fitness regimen, and it's important to find ways to prevent things like pulled muscles or random strains. 

4 tips for a safe and fun Labor Day

Labor Day can be a blast, but only if you plan ahead and stay alert.

4 tips for a safe back-to-school experience

Back to school is an important time to make safety a priority. 

4 tips for effective autumn preparedness

As summer ends, it's important to plan ahead for the unique challenges and opportunities of the fall season. 
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