Posted by: Nicole Williams in: ● January 23, 2012
We all know the high level of risk that driving while texting can pose but perhaps we haven’t given enough attention to the risk of pedestrians wearing headphones. All too often, we see people walking around tuned into their headphones and not into what is happening around them. New research shows that this is become [...]
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Before you start preparing your feast, take a few minutes to read this holiday food safety story in the Stanly Health Information Library.
Consumers should be wary of any product claiming to prevent SIDS or reduce the risk of SIDS. According to the US Food and Drug Administration, there are several products currently on the market that market themselves as the solution to SIDS, yet none of them are FDA approved. In fact, some of these products, such [...]
It’s the time of year to do final cleanup chores before winter sets in. But take heed: all that climbing, bending, reaching, lifting and twisting could lead to injury. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) offers these safety tips to keep in mind when working in the house, garden and yard. When lifting Plant [...]
Newborn babies are soft, cute and cuddly, but for safety’s sake, their cribs should be more spartan, featuring a firm mattress without pillows, blankets or bumper pads—and no stuffed animals. “When the baby is sleeping, soft is bad,” said Rachel Moon, MD, chairwoman of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) task force on sudden infant [...]
It’s no trick to keep Halloween a treat. These tips from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) can help your family avoid Halloween hazards: Choose safe costumes. Buy or make costumes out of flame-resistant materials such as polyester and nylon. Avoid masks that make it difficult [...]
Keeping your child’s scheduled doctor’s appointments is a good practice. But knowing when to make an unscheduled visit to the doctor is also important. You should always feel free to call your child’s doctor—during office hours for routine questions or at any time for an emergency. The American College of Emergency Physicians and the American [...]