falls

African American man with his arm in a cast carrying a backpack. (Photo: Raw Pixels/Pexels)

Bad Break

Keep Your Bones Strong at Every Age Falling may be painful, especially if the landing is less than graceful. Even a few steps out the front door can carry with them the risk of falling.   “Don’t wait until you fall to start thinking about bone strength,” said Dr. Philip
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Not all childhood falls can be prevented, but many can be. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Prevent Childhood Falls

Protect Your Child from Injury Due to Falls Some falls are just part of childhood. Learning to walk and nursing scraped knees are milestones that few kids escape. But more serious tumbles – from beds, stairs, playground equipment and windows – are often the most easily prevented.
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Make sure toys you are buying for holiday gifts are safe and appropriate for the child you are giving them to. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Toy Safety

Toy Safety Tips for the Holidays Pretty much all toys can look inviting to children. But it is important for adults who are buying toys this holiday season look beyond the flashing lights and cool noises to make sure they are safe. Some of the dangers – such as sharp edges or
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