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Fishing and the Sun: Reduce Your Risk to Skin Cancer

Fishing and the Sun: Reduce Your Risk to Skin Cancer

If a family fishing trip is on your calendar this summer, make sure you're taking extra precautions against the sun's harmful rays. Here are some tips on how to reduce your risk to skin cancer while still enjoying this outdoor sport.

6 Tips on Gearing Up for Baseball Season from an Equipment Expert

6 Tips on Gearing Up for Baseball Season from an Equipment Expert

Spring marks the beginning of baseball season. As the weather warms, kids dig out the old baseball glove, wash off dirty cleats, put on a helmet, and get ready to play ball. To ensure everyone remains protected against unexpected fly balls and wild pitches, follow these 6 tips from equipment expert Lindsey Naber.

Preventing Sports Injuries In Kids And Teens

Preventing Sports Injuries In Kids And Teens

With children's sports-related injuries continuing to rise nationwide to more than 3.5 million annually, keeping kids healthy is a top priority for parents, schools and sports leagues. Despite the plethora of protective gear kids now wear for practices or games, their developing bodies are still vulnerable to injury. The good news is that there are many different things parents and coaches can do to help kids stay safer on the field or court.

“Roll Model” Campaign During National Bike Safety Month Helps Parents Put the Brakes on Child Bike Fatalities

“Roll Model” Campaign During National Bike Safety Month Helps Parents Put the Brakes on Child Bike Fatalities

May is National Bike Safety Month and as summer approaches, millions of Americans will climb onto their bikes to enjoy one of the ultimate warm-weather experiences. To help curb bike injuries and fatalities, AAA and NHTSA have partnered to remind parents to set positive examples that encourage children and teens to ride safely.

Sports Injuries in Children

Sports Injuries in Children

Sports are a great way for kids to learn teamwork and stay active, but it also means that they're more susceptible to injury.

New Study Pinpoints What Happens Right Before Teens Crash

New Study Pinpoints What Happens Right Before Teens Crash

Scientists stress hazard-detection training is needed to keep teen drivers safe.

Practice Window Safety to Prevent Falls

Practice Window Safety to Prevent Falls

In honor of National Window Safety Week, the National Safety Council offers tips to help protect children from window falls.

Yahoo! Shine Revealed Findings of “Alcohol and America” Survey about Men and Women's Drinking Habits in Time for St. Patrick’s Day

Yahoo! Shine Revealed Findings of “Alcohol and America” Survey about Men and Women's Drinking Habits in Time for St. Patrick’s Day

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Yahoo! Shine, one of the world’s leading women’s lifestyle websites, released the results of its “Alcohol and America” survey. The survey asked 2,000 Americans in-depth questions about drinking habits, favorite kinds of drinks/alcohol, and overall views of drinking, as well as differences between men and women’s drinking habits.

A Parents' Guide to Raising Healthy Kids

A Parents' Guide to Raising Healthy Kids

We've compiled some of our favorite health articles with the best tips for parents on how to raise healthy children.

Strength Training for Kids: Is It Safe?

Strength Training for Kids: Is It Safe?

Once hotly debated, strength training for kids is now considered safe and even essential to children's health, according to the latest research.

How to Guide: Save Your Child's Tooth in a Dental Emergency

How to Guide: Save Your Child's Tooth in a Dental Emergency

Fifty percent of children get a dental injury at some point. Here, our dental experts lay out a recipe for handling a variety of tooth-related emergencies.

ABCs for a Smart, Safe, and Happy Halloween

ABCs for a Smart, Safe, and Happy Halloween

Suzanne Singleton, author of "Clever Costume Creating for Halloween," offers safety tips and advice for kids and parents on Halloween night.

4 Cleanliness Habits to Teach Your Children

4 Cleanliness Habits to Teach Your Children

Teach your kids the importance of good hygiene early with these four healthy habits.

Outdoor Summer Safety for Kids

Outdoor Summer Safety for Kids

Tips for parents: Keep your children protected against outdoor hazards this summer, from bugs and burns to slips and scrapes.

New Dad? Time for a New Car!

New Dad? Time for a New Car!

As a new dad, you may need to consider updating your car to a model more appropriate for carting precious cargo. Author and fellow father Martyn Cox offers advice on what to look for in a family vehicle. Plus, consult our list for car seat inspection sites in your area.

How to Protect Your Young Athlete: Sports Gear and Equipment

How to Protect Your Young Athlete: Sports Gear and Equipment

All sports, whether contact-based or otherwise, harbor the potential for injury. Read on for tips on how to keep your little athlete safe on the field and out of the emergency room.

Start Talking Sex With Your Kids Early: Their Lives Depend on It

Start Talking Sex With Your Kids Early: Their Lives Depend on It

Find out why you should open up the conversation about sex early on with your kids. Get tips from experts like Dr. Laura Berman, author of "Talking to Your Kids About Sex: Turning 'the Talk' Into a Conversation for Life."

How to Design a Kid-Friendly Kitchen

How to Design a Kid-Friendly Kitchen

When designing a kitchen with children in mind, there are certain things a family should think about at the beginning of the design process. Independent Kitchen and Bath offers the following tips to help consumers ultimately get the kitchen that best fits their family.

Pedestrian Injury: A Significant Problem in Queens

Pedestrian Injury: A Significant Problem in Queens

Pedestrian safety is a significant concern for Queens residents, according to a study conducted at Elmhurst Hospital Center. Kids and the elderly have been targets for pedestrian safety initiatives such as Safe Kids and Safe Streets for Seniors; both are products of the New York City Department of Transportation.

‘Tis the season of Christmas carols, sleigh-riding—and allergic reactions?

‘Tis the season of Christmas carols, sleigh-riding—and allergic reactions?

Holiday decorations have begun to appear in homes and department stores everywhere, and so have children’s allergies from the many irritants brought on by the decorations. Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky, a New York pediatrician and renowned children’s allergy expert with more than 20 years experience, offers ways for parents to protect their children from the most common holiday season allergens.

When a Winter Wonderland Becomes a Nightmare: Best Ways Seniors Can Avoid the Hazards of Winter

When a Winter Wonderland Becomes a Nightmare: Best Ways Seniors Can Avoid the Hazards of Winter

Winter is a special time for celebration. It should also be a time for added caution if you or someone in your family is an older adult. It is the season for falls, slips on icy streets, and other dangers that can be especially harmful for older adults.

Surviving Heart Attack Season: Learn How to Keep Your Heart Healthy During the Winter Months

Surviving Heart Attack Season: Learn How to Keep Your Heart Healthy During the Winter Months

While we may be accustomed to battling frigid temperatures and the inevitable snow storms that arrive every winter, many of us are unaware of the dangers these pose to our hearts.

What to Look for in a Family Vehicle

What to Look for in a Family Vehicle

Every parent makes tough decisions that affect the entire family, and choosing the right car is no exception. Whether driving to and from after-school activities or planning a road trip, a reliable family car is crucial. But with so many makes and models to choose from, it’s good to have a process to help make a smart and safe purchase that pleases everyone – from the auto enthusiast dad to the little ones in the backseat.

A Safety Slip: Don’t Hold a Child in Your Lap on Playground Slides

A Safety Slip: Don’t Hold a Child in Your Lap on Playground Slides

Parents are unknowingly putting their young children at risk for leg fractures, says new study.

Halloween Safety Tips for Children from The Red Cross NY

Halloween Safety Tips for Children from The Red Cross NY

The American Red Cross in Greater New York urges families to follow simple safety tips to keep their homes, kids, and neighborhoods protected while having fun this Halloween.




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