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Smallest People + Smallest Room = Biggest Problems

January 13, 2012 – 3:06 pm Comments Off
Smallest People + Smallest Room = Biggest Problems

If you asked most people, they’d likely say that the kitchen is the most dangerous room in the home — especially for little ones. But what about the bathroom? It presents a host of dangers: drowning, burns, slip-and-fall accidents, poison and electrical shock.
A few …

Starting an Exercise Routine? What’s Normal … and When It’s Not Safe

September 29, 2011 – 9:19 am Comments Off
Starting an Exercise Routine? What’s Normal … and When It’s Not Safe

Swimsuit season may be over, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to give up on getting healthy and maintaining a stable weight. If you’re thinking about starting a new exercise program — or just starting up, period — …

Oh, My Aching Back! Tips to Relieve Back Pain

September 9, 2011 – 9:55 am One Comment
Oh, My Aching Back! Tips to Relieve Back Pain

Millions of Americans suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. That stat’s not surprising, considering almost everything we do requires us to use your backs.
According to Discovery Health, approximately 60-90 percent of all Americans will experience at least one …

Football Season Is Here – Be Prepared

September 23, 2010 – 1:17 am Comments Off
Football Season Is Here – Be Prepared

In the fall in the South, football is THE sport. Parents all over the Southeast envision little Johnny playing at their favorite SEC school. My home abuts a city park, and it is filled with kids blocking and tackling. I sometimes watch practice through our kitchen window when I get home from work. Though fun to watch, they look so small … and so vulnerable. And they are.

Halloween Safety Tips

September 22, 2010 – 8:50 pm One Comment
Halloween Safety Tips

With fall comes one of children’s favorite times: Halloween. Whether for the candy, the costumes, or the dusk-time romps, it’s great fun. Parents, babysitters, and guardians can do a lot to make sure Halloween is a safe time too by taking a few steps to make sure children are easily visible, costumes are safe and secure, and candy-nabbing follows a predictably safe routine. The fact is, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children are more likely to get hurt from a fall, a car, or their costume than the “razor-in-the-apple” urban legend.

Teen Athletes, Overuse Injuries and the Risks of Specialization

September 21, 2010 – 5:15 pm Comments Off

When I was in high school–and it wasn’t that long ago–I remember an article running in a local paper about the vanishing three-sport superstar. The article profiled an upperclassman at my school who was one of the few kids who excelled at three sports: football, basketball and baseball. Johnny D. set school records in these three sports, was all-league in these three sports and had a blast playing these three sports.

Autumn in New York Safety Tips

September 21, 2010 – 2:57 pm Comments Off

As the heat of summer fades away to cooler days and crisp nights in New York, there is an abundance of activities celebrating the season as well as preparations for the coming winter to fill the shorter days.
Trips to New York apple orchards to pick apples are a favorite. Fall hunting season is also popular. Of course, there are all the activities for Halloween such as pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is an autumn New York tradition.

Fall Colors Raise Driving Safety and Maintenance Issues

September 21, 2010 – 1:31 pm Comments Off

Everyone pays attention to and prepares for the winter driving season, but the fall season brings perils for drivers as well. The changing of the season from summer to fall brings the stunning colors of changing leaves and those changes can present driving challenges. After leaves hit the ground, they can turn into slip and slides for cars and, even more so, motorcycles. Not only are wet leaves slippery, they can obscure yellow center lines, white border lines and other safety markings on the pavement.