ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Overweight Moms More Likely to Have Asthmatic Kids
'Safe' Ozone Levels May Not Be for Some
Combating Myths About Seasonal Allergies
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture Eases Breast Cancer Treatment Side Effects
Pharoah's Wine Jar Yields Medicinal Secrets
ANIMAL CARE
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
Safe Toys for Dogs
Rest Easy. When It Comes to Swine Flu, Your Pet Is Safe
BONES & JOINTS
Using a Balloon to Repair a Broken Back
Most Kids With Type 1 Diabetes Lack Vitamin D
Vitamin C Protects Some Elderly Men From Bone Loss
CANCER
Yoga Eases Sleep Problems Among Cancer Survivors
U.S. Reported 25,000 Cases of HPV-Related Cancers Annually
Many Cancer Patients Turn to Complementary Medicine
CAREGIVING
Study Casts Doubt on Influential Hospital Safety Survey
Obese Children More Likely to Suffer Lower Body Injuries
Organ Donation Policies Vary Among Children's Hospitals
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
Health Tip: Are You Anemic?
Exercise May Blunt Salt's Effect on Hypertension
Laughter Can Boost Heart Health
COSMETIC
The Acne Drug Accutane More Than Doubles Depression Risk
Mouse Study Finds Molecule That Tells Hair to Grow
Gum Chewing May Cut Craving for Snacks
DENTAL, ORAL
Obesity Boosts Gum Disease Risk
Toothbrushing May Stave Off Heart Woes
Gum Disease May Reactivate AIDS Virus
DIABETES
Study Shows Turmeric May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Findings Challenge Tight Glucose Control for Critically Ill Patients
Brown Rice Bests White for Diabetes Prevention
DIET, NUTRITION
'Organic' May Not Mean Healthier
Blueberry Drink Protects Mice From Obesity, Diabetes
Natural Oils Help Lower Body Fat For Some
DISABILITIES
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Pesticides on Produce Tied to ADHD in Children
Golf Course Insecticides Pose Little Danger to Players
Rainy Areas in U.S. Show Higher Autism Rates
EYE CARE, VISION
Ordinary Chores Cause Half of All Eye Injuries
Kids' Eye Injuries From Golf Clubs Rare But Severe
Hybrid Cars Pose Risk to Blind, Visually Impaired
FITNESS
Exercise Helps Reduce Falls in Young and Old
Have Fun This Summer, But DO Be Careful
You Can Get Great Exercise In The Garden
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Intestinal Bacteria Trigger Immune Response
Peppermint Oil, Fiber Can Fight Irritable Bowel
Gum Chewing May Speed Colon Surgery Recovery
GENERAL HEALTH
Living Alone Increases Odds of Developing Dementia
Have a Goal in Life? You Might Live Longer
Dr Churchill & Ashley Pelton Interview 1 of 4
HEAD & NECK
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
Magnet Therapy May Ease Hard-to-Treat Depression
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Imaging Sheds Light on How Acupuncture Works
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Review Confirms Links Between Diet, Heart Health
How Weight Loss Can Help the Heart
Cherry-Enriched Diet Cut Heart Risks in Rats
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Bacterial Infections May Succumb to Honey
Chinese 'Devil Dung' Plant Could Be a Swine Flu Fighter
Dry Weather Boosts Odds of Flu Outbreaks
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Most Depressed Teens Don't Get Treatment
Mom and Baby Alike May Benefit From Exercise
Time to Remind Teens About Sun Protection
MEN'S HEALTH
Low Iron Levels Cut Cancer Risk in Men With PAD
Strenuous Daily Workout May Keep Cancer at Bay
Countdown to Hair Loss
MENTAL HEALTH
Environmental Chemicals May Affect Male Reproduction
Fear Response May Stem From Protein in Brain
Psychotherapy Can Boost Happiness More Than Money
PAIN
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
Tai Chi May Help Ease Fibromyalgia
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Yoga's Benefits Outweigh Risks for Pregnant Women
Breast-Feeding Benefits Moms and Babies
Alternative Treatments May Boost IVF Success
SENIORS
Living Alone Increases Odds of Developing Dementia
Vitamin D May Help Keep Aging at Bay
Friends, Not Grandkids, Key to Happy Retirement
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Better Sleep, Grades Seem to Go Up
Moderate Aerobics May Ease Insomnia Symptoms
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Steady Weight Gain Boosts Late-Life Breast Cancer Risk
Occaisonal Dieting May Cut Breast Cancer, Study Says
Flame-Retardant Chemical Linked to Conception Problems
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EPA Alerts Seniors to Carbon Monoxide Dangers

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21 (HealthDay News) -- If you didn't know better, you could confuse carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning with the flu.

That's why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a new fact sheet out to help prevent people from becoming part of the 500 deaths and 15,000 visits to the emergency room caused each year by unintentional CO poisoning.

The sheet focuses on older people, who can be more vulnerable to CO poisoning if they have health issues, especially anemia or heart or breathing conditions.

Carbon monoxide, an odorless and colorless gas, is the most common cause of poisoning death in the United States. It is produced by gasoline engines, stoves and heating systems, and, without proper ventilation, the gas can build up in enclosed or semi-enclosed spaces.

The EPA says people can help prevent this by remembering "I CAN B":

* Install CO alarms near sleeping areas. (Less than one third of homes have them installed.)
* Check heating systems and fuel-burning appliances annually.
* Avoid the use of non-vented combustion appliances.
* Never burn fuels indoors except in devices such as stoves or furnaces that are made for safe use.
* Be attentive to possible symptoms of CO poisoning.

More information

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has more about preventing carbon monoxide poisoning.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, news release, Jan. 13, 2009

Last Updated: Jan. 21, 2009

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