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Safety

  • Be Careful With Kitchen Knives
    With a few cutting-edge tips from experts who use knives for a living -- top chefs -- you can avoid the biggest danger of kitchen work.
  • Be in the Know When on the Go in Winter
    If you live in an area where winter brings snow, slush and ice, the best advice about driving in these conditions is not to. But if you must venture out, be prepared.
  • Beware of Over-the-Counter Contact Lenses
    Contacts that aren't properly prescribed and cared for can lead to allergic reactions, bacterial infections, corneal ulcers, and corneal scrapes. Some problems can end in blindness.
  • Bike-Helmet Safety Smarts
    Whether on an adult or a child, a helmet that has been approved by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and fits correctly will cushion the head in a fall and protect it from impact with other objects.
  • Bullies: Helping Your Child Cope
    Bullying is intentional tormenting that can be physical, social, or psychological. Hitting, shoving, threatening, shunning, and spreading rumors can all be forms of bullying. Kids who experience bullying can become depressed, develop low self-esteem, avoid school, feel physically ill, and even think about killing themselves.
  • Buying Guidelines for Safe and Fun Toys
    Toy-related injuries send tens of thousands of children to the emergency room each year. Most injuries occur when parents give their children toys meant for older children.
  • Ceramics: Pretty, and Maybe Poisonous
    Certain ceramics may cause lead poisoning, and some may leach cadmium into food and drink.
  • Cheerleading Safety
    A safe cheerleading program will include direct adult supervision, proper conditioning, skills training and warm-up exercises.
  • Child Safety for All Ages
    Some safety hazards apply to all children. But many problems are especially dangerous for children at a particular age or stage of development. Keep these precautions in mind as your children grow.
  • Chilling Meat: It's All About Safety
    From the farm to the store, meat and poultry products must be chilled -- and kept chilled, packaged and handled properly so it will be safe for consumers to buy. Several government agencies have the responsibility to assure the food's safety. In the home, food caretakers must do their part to store, handle and cook meat and poultry right so it's safe to eat.
  • Chilling Tales From the Freezer
    Foods shouldn't stay frozen indefinitely. In fact, some foods -- like bacon -- shouldn't be kept in the freezer for much more than a month.
  • Clinical Trials: Should You Participate?
    Being involved in a clinical trial has risks and benefits. Being informed and asking lots of questions can help you make a decision.
  • Concussions: Caution Is a No-Brainer
    Although concussions range from mild to severe, they're all serious injuries that can harm the way the brain works.
  • Contact Lens Safety Tips
    If you wear contact lenses, it's important to follow your eye care provider's instructions on wearing and disinfecting them.
  • Cough Medicine Abuse by Teens
    A common ingredient in many cough and cold remedies has become a popular substance to abuse by teenagers searching for a cheap, easy high.