ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay for the Holidays
Air Pollution May Raise Blood Pressure
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Taking the Mystery Out of Hypnotherapy
Pharoah's Wine Jar Yields Medicinal Secrets
No Verdict Yet on Grape Seed Extract vs. Breast Cancer
ANIMAL CARE
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
Safe Toys for Dogs
BONES & JOINTS
Drinking Cuts Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
B Cells Can Act Alone in Autoimmune Diseases
Pain More a Cause of Arthritis Than a Symptom
CANCER
Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
Poor Women Seem to Be Skipping Breast Cancer Drugs
Immune Therapy May Aid Kids With Neuroblastoma
CAREGIVING
Babies Born in High Pollen Months at Wheezing Risk
For Dialysis Patients, More Pills = Lower Quality of Life
New Guidelines for Treating Heart Failure
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
A Brisk Pace May Keep Stroke at Bay
Obesity Linked to Heart Failure Risk
Common Antioxidant Might Slow Parkinson's
COSMETIC
Health Tip: After Liposuction
With Psoriasis, the Internet May Offer Hope
New Genetic Links to Baldness Discovered
DENTAL, ORAL
An Oral Approach to Heart Disease
Scientists Find Gene for Tooth Enamel
Obesity Boosts Gum Disease Risk
DIABETES
Insulin Resistance Tied to Peripheral Artery Disease
Boosting Vitamin D Can Do a Heart Good
Coffee, Tea Might Stave Off Diabetes
DIET, NUTRITION
Mediterranean Diet May Help Prevent Depression
Vitamin D May Help Keep Aging at Bay
'Organic' May Not Mean Healthier
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Are Medical Meetings Environmentally Unfriendly?
Scorpion Anti-Venom Speeds Children's Recovery
Researchers ID Genetic Markers for Esophageal Cancer
EYE CARE, VISION
Action-Filled Video Games Boost Adult Vision
Too Much Sun, Too Few Antioxidants Spell Eye Trouble
Ordinary Chores Cause Half of All Eye Injuries
FITNESS
Super Bowl Loss Can 'Kill' Some Fans
Maximize Your Run
Community Exercise Programs Boost Seniors' Strength
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
New Guidelines Issued for Management of IBS
GENERAL HEALTH
Trans-Fat Ban In New York City Is Proving successful
Living With Less TV, More Sweat Boosts Weight Loss
Mind Exercise Might Help Stroke Patients
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Magnet Therapy May Ease Hard-to-Treat Depression
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Cocoa in Chocolate May Be Good for the Heart
Fatty Fish May Cut Heart Failure Risk in Men
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Heart Disease
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Swine Flu Loves a Crowd
The HPV Vaccine: Preventative Medicine or Human Sacrifice?
Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Flu Outbreaks
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Plastics Chemical Tied to Aggression in Young Girls
3 Home Habits Help Youngsters Stay Slim
Combo Treatment Eases Wheezing in Babies
MEN'S HEALTH
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
Sunlight May Help Protect Men From Kidney Cancer
MENTAL HEALTH
Drink Away Dementia?
Positive Brain Changes Seen After Body-Mind Meditation
Meditation, Yoga Might Switch Off Stress Genes
PAIN
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Acupuncture May Relieve Acid Indigestation In Pregnancy
Woman in America Are Delaying Motherhood, Study Says
Expectant Mom's Exercise Keeps Newborn's Birth Weight Down
SENIORS
Common Antioxidant Might Slow Parkinson's
15-Point Test Gauges Alzheimer's Risk
Mediterranean Diet Plus Exercise Lowers Alzheimer's Risk
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Fatigued to Drive
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Sugary Colas Tied to Gestational Diabetes
Rheumatoid Arthritis Rising Among U.S. Women
Omega-3 May Reduce Endometriosis Risk
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Have Fun But Put Play It Safe on the 4th

Celebrations including fireworks cause almost 10,000 injuries every year in the United States, but taking certain precautions can help keep you and others safe while enjoying the key summer holiday tradition.


* Obey all local laws regarding fireworks. If you are in an area where they are not allowed by law, do not use them. If they are legal, buy from known and licensed sellers. Never make your own fireworks.
* Before lighting any fireworks, make sure the launch area is open, away from homes and people, and not near flammable materials including dry leaves or grass. Have water on hand in case of emergencies.
* Take time to read the label and follow directions, and use the fireworks only as intended. Never shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers.
* Always wear eye protection and keep all body parts away from a firework while lighting. After lighting, get out of range and stay alert. Don't throw or point fireworks at other people.
* Never re-light a dud. Instead, wait at least 20 minutes and then soak it in water.
* Do not allow children to handle fireworks, even sparklers. These fireworks, which can reach temperatures above 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, are responsible for the greatest number of injuries in children aged 10 to 14, and can start fires if conditions are right.
* When attending public fireworks displays, stay behind designated safety barriers. Fireworks displays are usually best viewed from at least a quarter mile away.