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Taekwondo Studio Offers Women's Self-Defense Workshop
Counterstrike, a women’s self-defense workshop created by Arnold van Deuran, Ph.D., director of Workout Place, is now offered to women in Bardonia. The self-defense class for women in Bardonia teaches young women the skills they would need to fend off an attacker. (read the story...)

Tips to Protect Your Family and Pets from Lyme Disease
In honor of May being Lyme disease awareness month, Insect Shield Repellant Technology shares four tips for protecting yourself, your family, and your pets from ticks and preventing Lyme disease. (read the story...)

Report Recommends Changes in Passenger Seats for Children's Safety
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia released a report that provides recommendations for design changes to rear passenger seats to improve children's safety in vehicles. (read the story...)

10 Reasons to Call 911 When Showing Signs of a Heart Attack
Thousands of people die or are left disabled after a heart attack due to not getting life-saving treatment, according to the American Heart Association. Don't be one of those thousands; the AHA shares 10 reasons why you should call 911 when you or someone near you is having a heart attack. (read the story...)

Tattoos and Piercings: What Every Parent and Teen Should Know
Teens often want to get tattoos or piercings. These forms of self-expression are permanent and teens and their parents should talk about the repercussions. Here are 10 things you and your teen should know before getting tattooed or pierced. (read the story...)

Diabetes Winter Health Guide: Cold Weather Safety Tips
UnitedHealth Group's Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance and Deneen Vojta, M.D. share 10 winter and cold weather safety tips for those with diabetes. (read the story...)

Winter Safety Tips for Driving with Little Ones
Six winter driving tips to keep you and your children safe while traveling by car during the winter months. (read the story...)

Keep Kids Safe During Travel Season
The American Humane Association offers tips and ideas for kids safety while traveling. Keep kids safe, healthy, and happy while traveling during the busy holiday season. (read the story...)

Important Flu Recommendations for High-Risk Populations
The winter months mean people are more likely to get sick with the cold and influenza viruses going around. Although it is optimal to get the flu vaccine in October, it is never too late to protect yourself and your family. (read the story...)

The Truth Behind Common Old Wives' Tales About Health
Mom's health advice is well-meaning, but it may not always be accurate. Don't go outside with wet hair, or you'll catch a cold—false! This excerpt of Sue Castle's new book "Mother Knows Best? The Truth About Mom’s Well-Meaning (But Not Always Accurate) Advice" explains how people really get sick. (read the story...)

Test Your Health and First Aid Knowledge With Our Quiz
True or False: Put Steak on a Black Eye, Avoid Taking Baths When Sick, and Feed a Cold, But Starve a Fever. Do you know what is an old wives' tale and what is the truth when it comes to health cures? Take our quiz, and test your knowledge. (read the story...)

Halloween Safety Tips from the New York Police Department
Children's safety is always a main concern on Halloween, especially when they are trick-or-treating at night. The New York Police Department shares their tips for keeping your children safe this Halloween. (read the story...)

How to Protect Your Child from Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
With the rise of technology and the use of headphone and earbuds, more teens are experiencing noise-induced hearing loss, a painless and invisible form of hearing loss that is hard to detect in children. Here are some tips to prevent noise-induced hearing loss, as well as signs that you or your child may need a hearing aid. (read the story...)

Four Things You Should Know about Traumatic Brain Injuries
As the school sports seasons start up again, traumatic brain injuries (concussions) should be a concern to parents of student athletes. Dr. Cynthia R. Green shares four things you need to know about TBIs, from helping to prevent them to the signs that your child may have a TBI. (read the story...)

Are Your Kids Protected From Poisons in Your Home?
According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data, the most common sources of accidental poisoning are cosmetics and personal care items, analgesics, household cleaning substances, toys, and topical preparations. Here are five tips to protect your children from accidental poisoning. (read the story...)

Three 'F.U.N.' Tips to Keep Your Eyes Safe in the Summer
When it comes to work and play, people need to keep safety in mind, especially when it comes to their eyes. Dr. Scott Breidbart of Empire BlueCross Blue Shield shares three "F.U.N" tips to maintain healthy eyes, particularly in the summer months. (read the story...)

How to Keep Kids Safe at Amusement Parks
A trip to the amusement park offers tons of family fun, but there are some common health and safety mishaps you should prepare for. Before you take your kids to the theme park this summer, take these safety tips into consideration. (read the story...)

Summer Pool Safety Tips for Kids
Time in the pool and at the beach increases tenfold during the summer. Keep in mind these water safety tips provided by the ZAC Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to educating kids and parents on safety measures around the pool and at the beach. (read the story...)

Sun Safety Tips for Kids
This summer, the FDA rolls out new sunscreen guidelines and an expert from PM Pediatrics helps explain what they mean, what parents should know about the different types of sunscreens, and offers tips on how to best protect your child from the sun. (read the story...)

Hope Paige Medical ID Bracelets Keep Kids Fashionable and Safe
These medical ID and awareness bracelets by Hope Paige Medical are a subtle way to keep kids with medical conditions or special needs safe when they're away from home, and they're modern and fashionable enough to wear everyday. (read the story...)

New Car Seat Guidelines Require Kids Under Age 2 Remain in Rear-Facing Seats
According to a new study, parents are turning car seats to face forward too early. Although the American Academy of Pediatrics now says child passengers should stay in rear-facing seats until age 2, many parents put their kids in forward-facing seats much earlier. Read on for tips on car seat safety for babies and toddlers. (read the story...)

Tips for a Happy and Safe Halloween
Halloween provides your kids with tons of fun like dressing up in festive costumes, eating candy, and running around the neighborhood at night collecting treats. For parents, however, Halloween is a time where precautions need to be taken to keep kids safe. Read on for the best ways to ensure Halloween is both fun and safe. (read the story...)

3 Ways to Keep Your Baby Safe from Unseen Chemicals and Household Toxins
In honor of National Baby Safety Month, pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene shares three ways to keep your baby safe from common but unseen chemicals and household toxins. (read the story...)

Tiny Threat: Ticks Pose Serious Health Hazards
Summertime is the perfect season for camping, gardening, hiking, and picnicking, but carries the risk of a tick bite. Read up on the diseases ticks carry, and what you can do to protect yourself. (read the story...)

New Set of Federal Safety Standards for Cribs Now in Effect
After over 3,500 reports of crib safety incidents, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is joining with consumer advocates to applaud a new set of federal safety standards for cribs. (read the story...)


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