How Florida residents can stay safe in Hurricane Ian’s aftermath

CNN  —  The storm may have moved out, but Hurricane Ian’s impacts are far from over. After tearing through the Caribbean, it slammed into the southwest Florida coast as a…

How to Stay Safe in a Storm

Sept. 22, 2022 — Sonia Chavez was on the balcony of her midrise Dallas apartment when the unthinkable happened: As she was filming a thunderstorm with her cellphone, lightning struck…

Is it safe to shower during a thunderstorm?

CNN  —  Trees begin to sway, the sky darkens and suddenly you hear it – the distant sound of thunder. That’s your cue that potential danger is on the way.…

How heat waves can kill and how you can stay safe

About 50 million people are under heat alerts Tuesday. High temperatures are not just uncomfortable, they are bad for your health — and can even be deadly. Of all the…

With PFAS in Packaging, How Safe Is Microwave Popcorn?

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Munching handfuls of microwave popcorn might be perfect for movie night, but your snack could be loading your body with potentially harmful “forever…

Large Study Confirms COVID Vaccines Safe for Pregnant Women

Aug. 11, 2022 – Pregnant women should feel confident that Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines against COVID-19 are safe, according to a large new study published today. In fact, pregnant vaccinated…

What is monkeypox, and how can you stay safe while it spreads?

“This is an outbreak that can be stopped if countries, communities and individuals informed themselves, take the risk seriously and take the steps needed to stop transmission and protect vulnerable…

Fireworks and pets: How to keep animals safe July 4

Not to mention that when frightened, dogs bolt, and owners may lose their best friends in the night. “Dogs have been known to dig under or jump over fences, break…

Is There a Future for Safe Drug Consumption Sites?

PHOTO CREDIT: Kent Nishimura / Getty Images SOURCES: Cornell Law School: “21 U.S. Code S 856 – Maintaining drug-involved premises.”  The New York Times: “Nation’s First Supervised Drug-Injection Sites Open…

FDA finds Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine is safe and effective in younger kids

The FDA’s vaccine advisers will evaluate next week Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccines for children 6 months through 5 years and 6 years through 17 years should be granted emergency use authorization.…