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Medical Cannabis Significantly Safer for Elderly With Chronic Pain Than Opioids

( - BEER-SHEVA, Israel…February 14 – Medical cannabis therapy can significantly reduce chronic pain in patients age 65 and older without adverse effects

Feb 14, 2018 - 8:47:00 AM

Helping EMS Workers be Safer by Being Less Tired

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. — University at Buffalo researchers played a key role in the development of new guidelines released in January for managing fatigue in emergency medical services (EMS) personnel.

Feb 8, 2018 - 2:02:12 PM

Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Stay Safe While Staying Warm

( - With more frigid weather on the way, it is important to stay safe while staying warm. Carbon monoxide (CO), produced by furnaces, vehicles, portable generators, stoves, lanterns, gas ranges, or burning wood can make you sick and even be life threatening.

Jan 5, 2018 - 11:46:27 AM

Safety Reminders to Help You Avoid Holiday Mishaps

( - The end of the year is meant to be a festive time, with music, decorations and family and friends gathering to celebrate the various winter holidays. But, invariably, it is also a time when visits to the emergency department rise.

Dec 22, 2017 - 7:14:11 AM

Plain Cigarette Packaging May Reduce Incorrect Impression of Product’s Safety

( - An online survey of 900 consumers of three of the United States’ most popular cigarette brands suggests that adopting standardized cigarette packing may reduce consumers’ misconceptions

Dec 19, 2017 - 10:47:53 AM

Winter Fitness: Safety Tips for Exercising Outdoors

( - Frigid temperatures can discourage even the most motivated exercisers. Without motivation, it's easy to pack away your workout gear for the winter.

Dec 18, 2017 - 12:21:10 PM

Emergency Physicians Offer Tips for a Safe and Healthy Holiday Season

( - WASHINGTON, DC — Nobody wants to spend the holiday season in the emergency room. But, the nation’s emergency physicians will be there when you need them anytime.

Dec 15, 2017 - 12:56:08 PM

Put Safety at the Top of Your List When Decorating this Holiday Season!

( - As the nation gears up to decorate their homes for the holiday season, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reminds consumers of decorating dangers and provides tips for a safe holiday.

Dec 6, 2017 - 4:09:59 PM

Avoid Holiday Hazards Around Home (VIDEO)

( - Emergency visits to the hospital go up significantly this time of year, and many of them can be avoided.

Dec 6, 2017 - 2:37:15 PM

Why the Dirtiest Thing in Your Kitchen Might be the Sponge (VIDEO)

( - You use them to wipe, scrub and clean, but have you ever wondered how clean the sponge you're using to clean everything else in your kitchen really is?

Nov 22, 2017 - 11:24:03 AM

Don't Play with Toy Safety: CPSC Tips for Safe Gifts

, Nov. 17, 2017 -- As the nation enters the busy holiday season, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is issuing a reminder about toy safety.

Nov 17, 2017 - 1:33:58 PM

Neighborhood Safety Plays Role in Youth Physical Activity

( - An observational study conducted by a University of Alabama at Birmingham researcher shows evidence that physical environment and safety play a major role in how active children and adolescents can be.

Nov 15, 2017 - 11:47:19 AM

Fruit and Veggie Food Safety (VIDEO)

( - Too lazy to wash your fruits and veggies? Here are a few statistics that may inspire you. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about 48 million people are stricken with foodborne illness each year.

Nov 8, 2017 - 11:58:20 AM

A Warning About Halloween Costume Contacts (VIDEO)

( - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about the risks of Halloween costume contacts.

Oct 20, 2017 - 11:08:05 AM

Halloween Safety Tips and Tricks From Eye and Child Safety Experts

– Parents want to know the best way to keep their kids and teenagers safe on Halloween as the ghoulish, yet fun, night approaches.

Oct 18, 2017 - 11:28:17 AM

MRIs Are Safe for Patients with Wide Variety of Pacemakers and Defibrillators

( - Magnetic resonance imaging appears to be safe for patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices, even for chest imaging

Sep 29, 2017 - 10:34:58 AM

Every Ride, Every Bike, Day or Night: New Bike Lights from Nite Ize

( - BOULDER, Colo.
, Sept. 20, 2017 -- For every ride, every bike, day or night. Nite Ize® introduces new Radiant® bike lights during the annual Interbike International Bicycle Exposition in Las Vegas, Nev.

Sep 20, 2017 - 12:21:35 PM

Water Safety Concerns After the Hurricanes

( - Floodwaters left behind by the recent hurricanes pose potential health risks. In Texas, the concern is E.coli, a bacterial infection from contaminated water that can cause mild to severe diarrhea.

Sep 14, 2017 - 11:50:27 AM

Stay Safe after Hurricanes, Flooding

( - Hurricanes can cause dangerous and destructive high winds, flooding, heavy rain, and storm surges. Keep your family safe after a hurricane has made landfall.

Aug 29, 2017 - 9:56:49 AM

Vehicle Checklist For Car Pool Season

( - If any of the nearly 56 million children in the country getting ready to go back to school via car pools are yours, you can help make sure all the vehicles involved are kid safe and road ready with a five-point checklist:

Jul 31, 2017 - 1:24:00 PM

Death After Swimming Is Extremely Rare - And Is NOT 'Dry Drowning'

, July 11, 2017 -- Several recent news stories about the tragic deaths of children using incorrect terms, such as "dry drowning," "delayed drowning," or "secondary drowning,".....

Jul 11, 2017 - 12:52:47 PM

4 Tips for Safer Picnics (VIDEO)

( - A picnic can be big fun. However, improper handling of the food can mean big trouble, in the form of foodborne germs. Before you fill your cooler, check out four tips for safer picnics.

Jun 30, 2017 - 10:47:03 AM

Majority Of Registered Voters Overlook Cybersecurity Concerns While On Summer Vacation

( - Smartphones have become a bodily extension for most Americans. U.S. World & News Report found that nearly a quarter of the population of the U.S. has a smartphone—fourth in the world.

Jun 29, 2017 - 11:47:27 AM

Keep Your Eyes on Fireworks Safety (VIDEO)

(  - Every Fourth of July, emergency departments see an influx of injuries caused by fireworks.
Dr. Jose Pulido, a Mayo Clinic ophthalmologist, says the hands, face and eyes are particularly vulnerable.

Jun 29, 2017 - 11:18:48 AM

Friend or Foe? Manganese Concentration in Drinking Water Needs Attention

( - MANHATTAN — In the world of heavy metal poisoning, arsenic may have found a sidekick — and it's one that needs more research to understand its influence on human health, according to Kansas State University researchers.

Jun 27, 2017 - 8:42:02 AM

Backyard Poultry Present Salmonella Risk -- Take Precautions to Stay Safe

( - UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this spring reports that there are eight ongoing outbreaks of Salmonella in 47 states linked to backyard poultry in the United States.

Jun 15, 2017 - 1:01:03 PM

MU Doctor Reminds Wire BBQ Grill Brushes Can Cause Injuries

( - COLUMBIA, Mo. ― Wire-bristle grill brushes are used frequently for cleaning food residue from grill grates, but loose bristles can fall off the brush during cleaning and end up in the grilled food.

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:39:39 AM

Prevent Blindness Works to Educate the Public on Dangers of Consumer Fireworks

( - CHICAGO (June 14, 2017) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), estimated that injuries from fireworks sent 8,000 Americans to the emergency room over the Fourth of July holiday.

Jun 14, 2017 - 10:11:59 AM

Home Pools are Becoming More Common Every Day

( - They provide an excellent means of recreation for your entire family and friends a large part of the year.

Jun 13, 2017 - 11:31:02 AM

Must-Have Products for National Safety Month

( - June is National Safety Month and SABRE is educating the public on how they can prevent life threatening injuries while at home, at work or while on the go.

May 31, 2017 - 11:32:38 AM

Top 10 Summer Safety Tips

, May 17, 2017 -- Every summer, approximately 2.7 million children in the US ages 14 and under are treated in emergency rooms for accidental injuries.

May 17, 2017 - 10:53:06 AM

Slide Into Safety: Tips For A Fun, Safe Season

( - While the warmer months and longer days are often a time for outdoor fun and more physical activity....

May 17, 2017 - 10:01:50 AM

DĂ©jĂ  Vu All Over Again: EFSA Says Sucralose is Safe

( - The late great Yogi Berra had a way with words. My personal favorite Yogism, “It’s deja vu all over again,” never made more sense than today.

May 15, 2017 - 5:03:52 PM

Making E-mail Secure Is Just Not That Difficult

( - E-mail security is not the problem—it’s how we use e-mail that is the problem.

May 8, 2017 - 2:32:26 PM

5 Precautions for Hospital Patients and Visitors to Heed

( - PARK RIDGE, ILLINOIS – The last thing a patient should have to worry about is a hospital-acquired infection (HAI), courtesy of a family member or friend.

May 4, 2017 - 10:34:44 AM

For Plastic Surgeons, Learning 'Danger Zones' Can Increase Safety When Using Facial Fillers

( - Dermal fillers have become a popular alternative to surgery for patients who want a younger facial appearance.

May 1, 2017 - 10:25:14 AM

Ambulances Respond More Slowly in Summer and Winter

( - Services are vulnerable to disruptions from both hot and cold weather, with the speed of ambulance response beginning to suffer when the mean daily air temperature drops below 2°C....

Apr 24, 2017 - 9:39:24 AM

Helmet Safety: Keep a Lid On It

( - It's uncomfortable and hot. It messes up my hair. It isn't cool. I'm only going a short distance. I'm not going to fall, so I don't need one.

Apr 19, 2017 - 1:17:43 PM

Smart Ways To Keep Your New Home Safe

( - Home buyers rejoice—spring is here! Time to dig into the competitive real estate hunt and discover the home of your dreams.

Apr 12, 2017 - 1:09:37 PM

Getting Out Your Lawn Mower: Safety Tips To Remember

( - Spring is on its way and home owners are eager to get out their lawn mowers and start planting, trimming and sprucing.

Apr 10, 2017 - 2:33:32 PM

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