Injuries and Emergencies
Essential Eye Protection
Most eye injuries can be prevented by wearing the proper protective eyewear.
Female Teen Athletes: At Risk for Injury?
Teen girls who are athletes face unique obstacles when it comes to their bodies and how well they perform.
For Bee Stings, Remove the Stinger
Bee stings are least painful when the stinger is removed as fast as possible -- by any means.
For Seniors: You Can Beat the Heat
After age 65, your body can't adjust to changes in air temperature -- especially heat -- as quickly as it did when you were younger. That puts you at risk for heat-related illnesses.
Heart Attacks and Women
For many women, a heart attack may feel like a strange discomfort in the back or some other easily ignored sign, instead of crushing chest pain.
How Safe Are Cosmetics and Personal Care Products?
Overall, cosmetics and personal care items are considered safe. But that doesn't mean that there aren't risks associated with their use, particularly if you don't use them correctly.
How to Avoid Common Running Injuries
Knowing about common injuries and how to prevent them can keep you on track toward achieving your fitness goals.
How to Avoid Sports Injuries
Sports injury rates could be reduced by 25 percent if all athletes — professionals and amateurs — followed essential safety, conditioning, and preventive strategies.
How to Recover From a Back Injury
Back pain is something you don't want to repeat. Recovering properly from a back injury and taking preventive measures can help you reduce your risk of going through it again.
How to Respond to a Medical Emergency
Taking a standard first-aid and CPR class can help prepare you for most medical emergencies. The National Safety Council, the Red Cross and many hospitals offer classes. The following suggestions can help you respond appropriately.
How to Respond to an Eye Injury
If you suffer a serious eye injury, what you don't do immediately afterward may help more than what you do.
How to Stay Out of the ER
ER doctors and technology save lives. But some people use the ER simply because it’s convenient, or they don’t want to make a doctor’s appointment.
In Case of Emergency...Be Ready for Anything
Don't wait to think about disaster until you're dealing with one. In the hurried confusion, you're likely to miss important items as you prepare your home or leave to seek shelter.
Injuries Plague Athletic Baby Boomers
As we age, our bodies change. Knee joints have less cartilage; bones become more brittle and connective tissues less pliable.
Just Do It—But Don't Overdo It
Exercise is good for you. You're probably sick of hearing that message.
But did you know too much exercise can make you sick?