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The enjoyment of fireworks and their bright sparks is an age-old Fourth of July tradition, but experts want to caution parents that children should not be permitted to play with fireworks, which can cause devastating, lifelong injuries.
Condition Help, a patient safety program launched more than two years ago at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, has significantly improved communication between caregivers and patients and improved patient and family satisfaction, a review of the program has found.
State officials are advising residents in southern Vermont, including the City of Rutland, affected by flash flooding over the weekend to take special precautions to prevent illness and injury.
More rain is forecast this week and additional flooding may result where the ground is saturated with water. Stay tuned to local media for updates and safety instructions.
* Always leave flooded areas and never walk or drive through floodwaters. If you need to evacuate your home, always turn off power at the circuit breaker - if there is time.
Fourth of July celebrations are quickly approaching, which means one thing ... BBQ season is officially underway. However, traditional barbecue fare -- hot dogs, baked beans and alcohol -- may leave you gassy during the fireworks extravaganza.
The two main cancer causing VOCs detected in the PVC shower curtains are toluene and ethylbenzene.
Hurricane season just officially started but the state of Georgia has already been hit hard by various tornados and strong winds that have downed power lines and destroyed buildings.
Home plumbing systems constructed with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic pipes may be more susceptible to leaching of lead and copper into drinking water than other types of piping - especially when PVC systems include brass fixtures and pipefittings.
Knowledge of potentially toxic household substances among primary caregivers for young children is alarmingly poor.
New legislation, titled the American Families Agenda, contains policy reforms that have long been championed by NCPA Family Policy Center.
When a loved one is having surgery, the hours of waiting for news can be agonizing for family members. A University of Virginia Medical Center nursing research group has found that during this anxious time, a simple one-minute phone call can make a difference in decreasing anxiety for family members and increasing family and patient satisfaction.
The Alliance for Healthy Homes and the National Center for Healthy Housing praise the new EPA regulation as a step in the right direction in saving children, workers and occupants from exposure to unhealthy levels of lead during renovation, repair, and painting activities in homes and child-occupied buildings built before 1978.
Identigene DNA paternity testing is fast, accurate and confidential. With simple to use cheek swabs you can get results in 3-5 business days.
Poison Prevention Week provides an opportunity for families to take steps to protect themselves from household poisons. Families, especially those with small children, are most often concerned about the toxins stored in medicine cabinets or locked away under the kitchen sink. But there is one life- threatening poison that may not come to mind-carbon monoxide (CO).
Families often play a major part in both the development and healing of eating disorders.
New guideline finds certain neurology patients are at a high risk of accidental falls and should be regularly screened to help prevent the high number of fall-related injuries and deaths in US each year.
We may not be living in the wilderness, but for today's busy moms, the world can seem like a jungle. Between school, sports and other activities, families need a balanced breakfast to get a good start to their busy schedules and keep up with the rest of the pack. With Kellogg's new Animal Planet Wild Animal Crunch, moms can tame their families' hunger with great-tasting whole grains and fiber so they can survive in the "wild."
Viewing our spouses more negatively over time may not be all bad, but even be, well, positive. As we age, and become closer and more comfortable with one another, it could be that we are more able to express ourselves to each other. In other words, it's possible that negativity is a normal aspect of close relationships that include a great deal of daily contact.
NAEMT supports the use of routine field screening protocols for the detection of elevated carbon monoxide levels in the blood of any patient presenting with suspected exposure or symptoms.