Health Tips

Top Toy Lists Start with Safety

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It’s holiday time and as a gift giver you may be receiving your child’s top toy wish list.  While buying the hottest and trendiest toys for your child may be the first thing that crosses your mind, CPSC wants to remind you that safety should always come first.

Every year, CPSC receives many reports of kids younger than 15 who end up in hospital emergency rooms with toy-related injuries. Last year, there were more than 174,100 toy-related ER-treated injuries and 7 deaths associated with toys to children younger than 15 years of age.

Fire Prevention: Two Ways Out

Would you know what to do if there was a fire in your home? It’s something no one really wants to think about, but the reality is having a well thought out plan can save your life and the lives of your loved ones. October 8th-14th is Fire Prevention Week and CPSC wants to remind everyone that “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 ways out!  Did you know there are about 360,000 home fires every year leading to roughly 2,200 deaths? In addition, nearly 11,500 ER treated fire injuries (pdf) are reported each year.
Source:https://onsafety.cpsc.gov

Would you know what to do if there was a fire in your home? It’s something no one really wants to think about, but the reality is having a well thought out plan can save your life and the lives of your loved ones. October 8th-14th is Fire Prevention Week and CPSC wants to remind everyone that “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 ways out!

Think Safety First When Heating your Home this Winter

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Source: http://www.mass.gov/eopss/docs/dfs/osfm/pubed/flyers/kwks-toolkit/kwks-flyer-english.pdf

Heating caused more than 9,995 fires over the past five years and is the number two cause of home fires in Massachusetts. Use your home heating system and space heating appliances wisely and responsibly. That’s the way to Keep Warm and Keep Safe

Cover the ABCs of Fire Safety 

Ease Your Way Into Fall: Tips for Staying Stress Free

Mass General provides tips for beating stress as the return to work or school, or even just fewer hours of daylight, can leave people feeling more anxious. With summer days behind us, the return to work or school, or even just fewer hours of daylight, can leave people feeling more anxious as autumn arrives. Here are some tips for beating stress and keeping a summer mindset all throughout the year.
Source:https://giving.massgeneral.org/staying-stress-free/

With summer days behind us, the return to work or school, or even just fewer hours of daylight, can leave people feeling more anxious as autumn arrives. Here are some tips for beating stress and keeping a summer mindset all throughout the year.

Stretching Can Help Older Adults Avoid Injury

Tght muscles limit movement and increase the potential for suffering a muscular injury. As we age, our flexibility tends to decrease, which makes stretching an increasingly important activity. Most of us won’t strive for a level of flexibility appropriate for ballet or martial arts, but we want to be able to move with relative ease and efficiency.  There are many reasons for decreased flexibility, including:  aging injury over or under-use of muscles remaining in static positions for long periods (like sitt
Source: https://giving.massgeneral.org/stretching-adults-avoid-injury/

Tight muscles limit movement and increase the potential for suffering a muscular injury. As we age, our flexibility tends to decrease, which makes stretching an increasingly important activity. Most of us won’t strive for a level of flexibility appropriate for ballet or martial arts, but we want to be able to move with relative ease and efficiency.

There are many reasons for decreased flexibility, including:

Creating a Safer World for Kids with Food Allergies

Creating a Safer World for Kids with Food Allergies
Source:https://giving.massgeneral.org/food-allergy-advocacy/

MassGeneral Hospital for Children launches the Food Allergy Advocacy, Education and Prevention Program to support families beyond their patient visit.

Supporting families in the communities where they live and learn is the impetus for the new Food Allergy Advocacy, Education and Prevention Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

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