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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Home Safety (Overview)

Home safety is a topic that includes recommendations for how to make the home environment safe for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, fencing off pools, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, etc...


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What are some tips to help older people avoid getting hurt at their home due to poor home safety?

What are some tips to help older people avoid getting hurt at their home due to poor home safety?

Make home safe: First thing is to get help and see how to make your home more safe. Exercise can really help with balance and tai chi has been proven many times to help improve balance in older people which leads to reduced injuries. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
30 Doctors shared insights

Home Safety (Overview)

Home safety is a topic that includes recommendations for how to make the home environment safe for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, fencing off pools, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, etc...


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Have you seen any older people hurt at their home due to lack of home safety precautions by their children?

Have you seen any older people hurt at their home due to lack of home safety precautions by their children?

No: That question has a tone of concern that children are to blame for not doing home safety precautions....People are clever whether they are 2 years, 20, or 80+. Unless one is a rubber room with no furniture, there are ways to get hurt. Doing the best you can to provide a safe environment is important. Do not ignore signs that older parents are having balance or cognitive issues and be proactive. ...Read more

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What should be in a home medical safety kit for a disabled person?

What should be in a home medical safety kit for a disabled person?

Varies a lot: Each type of disability has its own special needs. A caretaker will want to have spare equipment parts, extra medications, extra food and water, and a cell phone as well as a land-line phone to call for help. A land-line phone gives the 911 operator the caller's address, but a cell phone does not. Emergency battery back-up, emergency oxygen, or a gas-powered generator is recommended in some cases. ...Read more

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Why don't more doctors suppost home birth when the safety records shows it is just as safe but cheaper than hospitals?

Why don't more doctors suppost home birth when the safety records shows it is just as safe but cheaper than hospitals?

Home birth: What records? Where are you getting your facts? Every birth has the potential to have complications. Maybe only a small percent, but would you want that child to be yours? Could you live with yourself, if you knew that delivering at a hospital would have saved your baby's life. There are just too many variables, to be prepared for them all. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my two week child at home?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my two week child at home?

Accident prevention: I find that anticipation works best. Think
of you baby's abilities 4 mos from now and take precautions. At 2wks guard against falling, smothering, choking, and being too rough in shaking. Make sure they sleep on their back! Consider pet safety. Don't smoke. Lock your weapons properly now. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my 18-24 month old child at home?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my 18-24 month old child at home?

Be cautious: As babies learn to walk, they will grab anything to hold on, including electrical cords attached to coffee pots. Babies fall often at this stage and furniture with sharp edges or stonework may be dangerous. Burns and drowning are possible hazards at this age as baby explores the house. Avoid small toys or toys with small pieces that may break off and become lodged in the throat or lungs. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my nine to twelve month old child at home?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my nine to twelve month old child at home?

Safety: Way too much for 400 letters! Try: http://www. Babycenter. Com/0_childproofing-around-the-house_460.bc. Safety and health concerns should also be discussed at your well child visits. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my twelve to fifteen month old child at home?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my twelve to fifteen month old child at home?

Be cautious: As babies learn to walk, they will grab anything to hold on, including electrical cords attached to coffee pots. Babies fall often at this stage and furniture with sharp edges or stonework may be dangerous. They seek out water and are at risk of drowning in buckets, toilets or tubs. Some have wondered out of the house into the street at this age. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my fifteen to eighteen month old child at home?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my fifteen to eighteen month old child at home?

Couple suggestions: As babies learn to walk, they will grab anything to hold on, including electrical cords attached to coffee pots. Babies fall often at this stage and furniture with sharp edges or stonework may be dangerous. Burns and drowning are possible hazards at this age as baby explores the house. Avoid small toys or toys with small pieces that may break off and become lodged in the throat or lungs. ...Read more

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What happens to children if safety precautions are not taken inside the home? How many deaths happen a year?

What happens to children if safety precautions are not taken inside the home? How many deaths happen a year?

Which precautions?: There are numerous home safety precautions that can be taken. From pool safety to covering outlets to corner pads. Each of these has a different "return". Some, like padding corners on a table, do not prevent death. Others, like putting four walls and self-locking gates around a pool, save hundreds if not thousands of preventable deaths a year. ...Read more

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Why safety items do we need to baby proof our home?

Why safety items do we need to baby proof our home?

Baby's activities: Depending on the age, when your baby is crawling or cruising or walking, you need to get down at his/her level to a)remove any sharp objects b) put kindergaard locks on cabinets c) gates on stairways d) avoid baby walkers e) remove beakables and precious items & f) be present, be present, be present. Distraction often works when your child is "on a mission" to get into trouble. ...Read more

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What safety tips must I follow while living in a nursing home?

What safety tips must I follow while living in a nursing home?

Ask for help: Most common danger is falls. Never try to do dangerous maneuvers without asking for help. Early morning in the bathroom is often the most dangerous. Stairs are another. Eat well and sleep well and keep up a good exercise routine. Talk with anyone who will listen and read and watch news shows and keep your brain active. As soon as you start to feel ill, ask for help and get a checkup. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my 2-3 year old child at home?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my 2-3 year old child at home?

Global safety: Gates on stairs, locks on doors, locked up medications and cleaning supplies, outlet covers, cords for electronics hidden safely, etc. Firearms should be stored unloaded separate from ammunition and locked. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my four to six month old child at home?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my four to six month old child at home?

Safety: Way too much for 400 letters! Try: http://www. Babycenter. Com/0_childproofing-around-the-house_460.bc. Safety and health concerns should also be discussed at your well child visits. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my six to nine month old child at home?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my six to nine month old child at home?

Safety: Way too much for 400 letters! Try: http://www. Babycenter. Com/0_childproofing-around-the-house_460.bc. Safety and health concerns should also be discussed at your well child visits. ...Read more

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What are some safety precautions I should take for my two to four month old child at home?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my two to four month old child at home?

Safety: Way too much for 400 letters! Try: http://www. Babycenter. Com/0_childproofing-around-the-house_460.bc. Safety and health concerns should also be discussed at your well child visits. ...Read more

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How can I check for the safety of trees near my home after a wildfire?

How can I check for the safety of trees near my home after a wildfire?

Look at burn marks: After a wildfire or forest fire, visually check the stability of the trees. Any tree that has been weakened by fire may be a hazard. Look for burns on the tree trunk, or burnt roots. If the roots have been burned, you should consider that tree unstable.
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What are some safety precautions I should take for my newborn baby at home?

What are some safety precautions I should take for my newborn baby at home?

Choking: Added to what dr. Ferguson mentioned is the danger of choking. Once the baby is able to reach and grab for items make sure there are no parts that are small enough to choke on ie; buttons, wheels, eyes and magnets. ...Read more

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Are there any safety precautions when using a blood pressure cuff at home?

Are there any safety precautions when using a blood pressure cuff at home?

Home BP: Taking blood pressure at home is easy and should be done before or several hours after meals. You should sit quietly and be comfortably. Also relax your arm while the cuff is inflated. ...Read more

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How to do a safety sex?

Condoms or pills: I' assuming this is in regards to avoiding unwanted pregnancy?
Use condoms if you are a male. If you are a female you have many options of contraception available from using a diaphragms to starting the contraceptive pill. ...Read more

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Any facebook tips for kids safety?

Any facebook tips for kids safety?

See below: The same as any internet use by kids. Monitor the site. You need to know what they are posting and who they friend. Also, they should never give out any personal information, such as address, phone number, etc. ...Read more

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What are some outdoor grilling safety tips?

Safety first: Know your grill. Be sure equipment is not broken. Know how to safely light a propane grill. Do not have grills in closed areas...They need ventilation. Keep small children away. Do not squirt lighter fluid on a burning charcoal fire as the fire can follow the fluid back up in to the bottle and burn you. Best not to do anything drunk...Including grilling. ...Read more

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How is health, safety, and nutrition interrelated?

How is health, safety, and nutrition interrelated?

Many connections: Good nutrition is the foundation of health; it's impossible to maintain good long-term health without good nutrition; we all need to ingest adequate levels of all vitamins, essential minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids as well as phytonutrients and avoid toxic foods. Safety is also essential as unsafe activities can result in injury or death. Poor nutrition can lead to unsafe behaviors. ...Read more

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What safety measures should we take if my partner has an s.T.D?

What safety measures should we take if my partner has an s.T.D?

#1 make your partner: Get treated, #2 you need to get cultured treated, and #3 no sex until both you and your partner have been treated. ...Read more

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What is the safety profile of nanoparticles ingredients in beauty products?

What is the safety profile of nanoparticles ingredients in beauty products?

Nanoparticles: The concern is whether the nanoparticles can be absorbed through the skin an into the blood streamthey are not consideredto be a safety risk. ...Read more

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Is cerelac safety for baby?

Is cerelac safety for baby?

Yes: These cereals are not sold in the us but should be fine for babies over 6 months of age. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight safety?

How can I lose weight safety?

Many possibilities.: Generally you just need to expend more calories than you take in. Regular exercise at least 2-3 hours a week and healthy well balanced diet. Avoid weight loss fads and medications as some are not safe. Go to weight watchers or join online. Talk to your doctor and get nutritional counseling. If you have heart risk factors your doctor may want to evaluate you before an exercise weight loss plan ...Read more

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How did the safety razor help?

How did the safety razor help?

Limits skin cuts: Prior to the safety razor, the major way to shave was to use an open blade on a standard razor. This requires some degree of skill, a very sharp blade and a high risk of skin cuts and abrasions. The safety razor limits the penetration and allows from the unskilled consumer to shave without such risks. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
2,007 Doctors shared insights

Safety (Definition)

Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more