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Trying a New Sport? Remember, You're Not an Olympian (Yet)

If watching the winter games made you want to try some new sports, go slow and ease into them. Don’t forget proper training and appropriate use of equipment.

Space Heater Safety

During extreme cold spells with below-zero temperatures, space heaters can be a lifesaver – but they can also cause deadly fires. Find out how to use space heaters safely this winter.

Kids and Cords Don't Mix

Did you know that nearly one child a month dies after becoming entangled in a window-covering cord? Considered one of the top hidden dangers in the home, accessible window covering cords pose a deadly strangulation hazard to young children nationwide.

Online Shopping Tips

Shopping online is easy and sometimes faster than finding what you want at the local mall. With just a few clicks, your order is processed and your purchase could be on your doorstep the next day. That is, unless you clicked on an ad that was really a scam.

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Your Home

Each year, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, more than 20,000 visit the emergency room and more than 4,000 are hospitalized. Here are ways to prevent CO poisoning in your home.

Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury — or TBI — caused by a bump, blow, jolt to the head or hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth. This fast movement can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, creating chemical changes in the brain and sometimes stretching and damaging the brain cells.

Avoiding Bed Bugs When You Travel

The chance of picking up bed bugs when you travel is low, but as infestations become more common throughout the world, it is important to take precautions. Bed bugs can hitch a ride on clothing and luggage, especially in places where travelers sleep. These tips will help you avoid bed bug bites when you travel.

Energy Drinks: A Boost in the Wrong Direction?

Energy drinks are widely promoted as products that increase alertness and enhance physical and mental performance. Marketing targeted at young people has been quite effective. But science is showing us that these drinks can often be unhealthy.

Take Precautions to Prevent Yardwork Injuries

Spring yardwork should mean more than digging out your garden tools from the back of the shed and filling the gasoline tank. The same hedge clippers, weed trimmers, mulchers and tillers that make your yard beautiful can also cause serious injury to operators and bystanders.

Protect Your Kids from Noise-Induced Hearing Loss

Just as you teach your children to wear sunscreen, use a seat belt and wear a bicycle helmet, teach them to wear hearing protectors to limit noise exposure. Here are a few tips.

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