Space heaters can cause fires if they are placed too close to flammable materials such as drapes, furniture or bedding. Fireplaces can cause fires if the chimney is cracked, blocked or coated with creosote, or if sparks and embers reach flammable materials. Fuel-burning appliances can cause carbon monoxide poisoning if they are improperly installed, poorly maintained, have defective or blocked venting systems, or are misused.
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More than a quarter million children each year are injured while participating in winter sports in US. Safe Kids Kansas offers a few simple precautions: kids need to be dressed appropriately, take lessons, be actively supervised and stick to safe terrain. For many winter activities, protective headgear is also recommended.
A recent study revealed that people who don't smoke, have five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, exercise regularly and drink alcohol in moderation could get an extra 14 years of life.
With all that life demands, it's no wonder Americans are overscheduled, overcommitted and overwhelmed. In fact, according to a new national survey commissioned by ConAgra Foods, 90 percent of adults want to lead more balanced lives in the New Year; however, only 21 percent think it's achievable. What's more, an estimated 60 percent of Americans who make New Year's resolutions break them within three months.
Men and women are on different pages when it comes to disaster preparedness, with males typically believing they are more prepared than women.
The New Year is a time for making fresh starts and changing for the better. Internationally recognized life coach, Laura Berman Fortgang, is an expert at helping people make realistic resolutions and stick with them throughout the year. With Laura's tips on how to actually keep those ever-evasive resolutions, this year is sure to start brightly.
On January 1, most Americans pledged to lose weight, quit smoking or eat healthier for the next 365 days.
Members of the public planning to participate in outdoor countdown activities are advised to wear enough to keep themselves warm in view of the prevailing cold weather.
There are so many health recommendations in the media these days that it's often difficult for people to identify the MOST important changes they can make for better health in the year ahead. ISSA polled their member database -- nearly 100,000 health and fitness professionals strong -- for their top recommendations for the 10 best things their clients can do to improve their health in the year ahead. Here are the results of that survey:
Health Canada is advising Canadians not to use or accept treatment with the Pap-Ion Magnetic Inductor (PAP-IMI), an unlicensed medical device that may pose health risks. Use of this device may be linked to patient injury and death in the United States and may delay or interfere with effective treatment of an existing health condition.
Hong Kong Department Of Health reminded members of the public, especially senior citizens and their care-givers, to take precautionary measures to protect their health during the cold spell.
Senator Kennedy's federal proposal establishing an Electronic Health Information System has prompted representatives from 47 state and national organizations and health IT companies to call for stringent legislation to protect patients' privacy.
Soliris therapy reduced hemolysis and improved fatigue, overall quality of life and anemia in a diverse population of patients with a rare blood disorder called paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria.
Homicide and the review of black young men's homicide is in the attention of the national health medica as Pimp C of UGK Chad Butler is found dead in a hotel and the police is treating Pimp C's death as Homicide.
Some employers are wielding a stick as well as a carrot by encouraging workers to kick unhealthy habits and enroll in employee wellness programs or contribute more to their health care costs.