ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Obesity May Raise Kids' Allergy Risk
Keep Asthma, Allergies at Bay for the Holidays
Herbal Remedy Could Halt Peanut Allergy
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Acupuncture Eases Side Effects of Head, Neck Cancer Treatments
Acupuncture May Not Help Hot Flashes
Health Tip: Anticipating Acupuncture
ANIMAL CARE
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
Animals Respond to Acupuncture's Healing Touch
BONES & JOINTS
Using a Balloon to Repair a Broken Back
Soccer's a Winner for Building Bone Health in Girls
A Winning Strategy to Beat Spring Sporting Injuries
CANCER
Exercise Cuts Lung Cancer Risk in Ex-Smokers by 45%
Smoking Exposure Now Linked to Colon, Breast Cancers
Want to Stop Cancer? You Can, Experts Say
CAREGIVING
High Rate of Rehospitalizations Costing Billions
MRSA Infections Spreading to Kids in Community
Falls Are Top Cause of Injury, Death Among Elderly
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Anemia Rates Down for U.S. Women and Children
Support Network May Play Role in Benefits of Drinking
Walk 100 Steps a Minute for 'Moderate' Exercise
COSMETIC
Study Evaluates Laser Therapies for Hair Removal
With Psoriasis, the Internet May Offer Hope
The Acne Drug Accutane More Than Doubles Depression Risk
DENTAL, ORAL
Laser Technology Spots Cavities Before They Start
Study Links Osteoporosis Drugs to Jaw Trouble
Holistic Dentistry-My View
DIABETES
Americans Consuming More Sugary Beverages
Fish Twice a Week Cuts Diabetics' Kidney Risks
Study Shows Turmeric May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
DIET, NUTRITION
The Best Diet? That Depends on You
Many Cancer Survivors Don't Adopt Healthy Lifestyle
Regular Yoga May Improve Eating Habits
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Global Warming May Bring More Respiratory Woes
Is It Safe to Go in the Gulf Coast's Water?
Air Pollution Exposure May Slow Fetal Growth
EYE CARE, VISION
Sports Eye Injuries Leading Cause of Blindness in Youths
Just Like Skin, Eyes Can 'Burn' in Strong Sun
Kids' Eye Injuries From Golf Clubs Rare But Severe
FITNESS
Seniors Who Exercise Help Their Health
'Safe' Ozone Levels May Not Be for Some
Marathoners Go the Distance on Heart Health
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
GENERAL HEALTH
Hand Washing 10 Times a Day May Help Keep Flu Away
When It Comes to Lifting, the Pros Have Your Back
Smog Tougher on the Obese
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Study Suggests Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Tumors
The Internet Is Becoming One-Stop Shopping for Health Help
Save Your Aging Brain, Try Surfing The Web
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Fish Oil Supplements Help With Heart Failure
Arteries Age Twice as Fast in Smokers
Women Who Run May Benefit From Extra Folic Acid
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Swine Flu Closes Three Schools in NYC
Chinese 'Devil Dung' Plant Could Be a Swine Flu Fighter
Older Adults May Have Some Immunity to Swine Flu
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Frequent Feedings May Be Making Babies Fat
Winter's Bitter Cold Poses Health Dangers
Too Many Infants Short on Vitamin D
MEN'S HEALTH
Varicose Veins May Mask Larger Problem
Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
Could Chinese Herb Be a Natural Viagra?
MENTAL HEALTH
Have a Goal in Life? You Might Live Longer
17 Ways to Create the Perfect Workday
Man's Best Friend Helps Mend Broken Hearts
PAIN
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Prenatal Stress May Boost Baby's Asthma Risk
Alternative Treatments May Boost IVF Success
Calcium Supplements Cut Blood Lead Levels During Pregnancy
SENIORS
As You Age, Better Health Means Better Sex
The Juice From Beetroots May Boost Stamina
Healthy Diet Could Cut Alzheimer's Disease Risk
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
6 to 8 Hours of Shut-Eye Is Optimal for Health
Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Fatigued to Drive
Lose Weight, Sleep Apnea May Improve
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Pre-Pregnancy Weight Linked to Babies' Heart Problems
Frankincense Provides Relief for Osteoarthritis
Simple Carbs Pose Heart Risk for Women
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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.