June is Home Safety Month

Prevent Child Injuries during Home Safety Month

 

During Home Safety Month—and all year—take some simple hands-on steps to make your home safer. You can protect the ones you love by preventing child injuries at home.

Show your support for keeping children safe from leading causes of injuries—including burns, drowning, falls, poisoning, motor vehicle crashes, and sports! Add a new “Protect the Ones You Love” badge or button to your social networking page or website.

Protect the Ones You Love

More than 9 million children between birth and age 19 are seen for injuries each year in U.S. emergency departments, and injuries are the leading More >

Food Allergies

About Food Allergies

Food allergy is a serious medical condition affecting up to 15 million people in the United States, including 1 in 13 children. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or brushing up on the facts, learning all you can about the disease is the key to staying safe and living well with food allergies.

What is Food Allergy?

The job of the body’s immune system is to identify and destroy germs (such as bacteria or viruses) that make you sick. A food allergy results when the immune system mistakenly targets a harmless food protein – an allergen – as a threat and attacks it.

Unlike More >

Mayo es el Mes de Concientización sobre el Asma

Mayo es el Mes de Concientización sobre el Asma

Aprenda a controlar su asma.

El asma es una de las enfermedades crónicas más comunes que duran toda la vida. En los Estados Unidos hay 26 millones de personas que viven con asma. Esta enfermedad afecta los pulmones, ocasionando episodios recurrentes de sibilancias, dificultad para respirar, presión en el pecho y tos. Aunque el asma no se puede curar, se puede manejar eficazmente para reducir y prevenir los ataques, también conocidos como episodios de asma.

El manejo eficaz del asma incluye reconocer los signos que indican un ataque inminente, evitar lo que puede desencadenar More >