ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Using Music and Sports to Improve Kids' Asthma
Traffic, Dust Linked to Asthma in Kids
Climate Change Could Sting Allergy, Asthma Sufferers
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
When Healing Becomes a Commodity
Regular Yoga May Improve Eating Habits
Ginkgo No Shield Against Alzheimer's
ANIMAL CARE
Beware of Dog Bites
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
BONES & JOINTS
Bone Density Predicts Chances of Breast Cancer
Tai Chi May Help Ward Off Knee Pain in Seniors
Pain More a Cause of Arthritis Than a Symptom
CANCER
Many Ignore Symptoms of Bladder Trouble
Study Cites Gains in Gall Bladder Cancer Treatment
Study Suggests Link Between Cell Phones and Brain Tumors
CAREGIVING
Most Women Struggle With Rising Health Care Costs
High Rate of Rehospitalizations Costing Billions
Moms Who Breast-Feed Less Likely to Neglect Child
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Common Antioxidant Might Slow Parkinson's
Bad Marriages Harder on Women's Health
Tai Chi and Qigong Offer Many Health Benefits: Review
COSMETIC
Mouse Study Finds Molecule That Tells Hair to Grow
Health Tip: After Liposuction
Get Sugared!.... Its a sweet choice for hair removal
DENTAL, ORAL
Good Oral Hygiene May Protect Against Heart Infections
Gum Disease Might Boost Cancer Risk
An Oral Approach to Heart Disease
DIABETES
Arthritis Hits More Than Half of Diabetics
Drug May Not Help Diabetes-Related Eye Damage
Spices, Herbs Boost Health for Diabetics
DIET, NUTRITION
Eating Free Range
Antioxidant-Rich Foods Lose Nutritional Luster Over Time
Low Vitamin A, C Intake Tied to Asthma Risk
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Controversial Chemical Lingers Longer in the Body
Think You Are Lead-Free? Check Your Soil
Pilots May Face Greater Cancer Risk
EYE CARE, VISION
Brain Pressure More Likely to Cause Vision Loss in Men
Sports Eye Injuries Leading Cause of Blindness in Youths
Impotence Drugs Don't Harm Vision: Study
FITNESS
School Phys. Ed. Injuries Up 150 Percent
Exercise Keeps the Brain Young
Fliers Can Keep Blood Clots at Bay
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
New Yogurt May Ease Stomach Ulcers
Bowel Prep Harder on Women Than Men
Traditional Nonsurgical GERD Treatments Not Impressive
GENERAL HEALTH
Why Am I So Tired? Could It Be Low Thyroid?
Lack of Vitamin D Linked to High Blood Pressure
Olde Time Medicine Therapy May Prevent Alcoholic Relapse
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
Airport Full Body Scanners Pose No Health Threat: Experts
Magnet Therapy May Ease Hard-to-Treat Depression
HEARING
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Whole Grains Lower Risk of Heart Failure
An Apple a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away
Quitting Smoking Doubles Survival in Early Stage Lung Cancer
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Swine Flu Loves a Crowd
Viral Infection Might Trigger High Blood Pressure
Older Adults May Have Some Immunity to Swine Flu
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Babies Cared For In Others Homes Might Become Heavy Toddlers
Exercise During Pregnancy Keeps Newborn Size Normal
St. John's Wort Doesn't Work for ADHD
MEN'S HEALTH
Could Chinese Herb Be a Natural Viagra?
Drinking Green Tea May Slow Prostate Cancer
Eating Fast Until Full Triples Overweight Risk
MENTAL HEALTH
Shop 'Til You Drop: You May Feel Better
Fear Response May Stem From Protein in Brain
A Little Alcohol May Stave Off Alzheimer's
PAIN
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Pre-Pregnancy Weight Linked to Babies' Heart Problems
Heart Defects in Newborns Linked to Antidepressants
Woman in America Are Delaying Motherhood, Study Says
SENIORS
Friends, Not Grandkids, Key to Happy Retirement
Video Gaming Just Might Fight Aging
Laughter Can Stimulate a Dull Appetite
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
Pay Attention to Signs That Say You're Too Fatigued to Drive
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Active Young Women Need Calcium, Vitamin D
Postmenopausal Women With Breast Cancer Face Joint Issues
Air Pollution Slows Women's Marathon Times
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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.