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Heatstroke – It Happens To Busy Parents!

At least 12 U.S. children have died in overheated cars this year, but experts say there are a number of steps that parents can take to prevent such tragedies. Unfortunately, these tragedies happen every year, often in the summer months. Since 1998, an average of 37 U.S. children have died each year when they were…
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Playground Safety Tips To Help Your Child Be Injury Free

By Karen Sheehan, MD Injury Free Coalition for Kids When your children go out on the playground make sure you can see them at all times. It is important to remove all drawstrings from their clothes, and make sure all loose objects like necklaces are taken off. It’s also important to make sure your children…
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Teaching Teens About Traffic Safety, On Wheels And On Foot.

National Organizations for Youth Safety shares information about youth traffic safety – and what we can do to improve it. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the United States, including pedestrians and bicyclists. And older teens account for half of all pedestrian deaths among children. Distracted driving – as…
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Furniture Tip-Overs: A Hidden Hazard In Every Home

“Love you,” I had said to my baby boy, Shane. “Love you,” he said back from his bed as I closed the door to his bedroom for his afternoon nap. Later, I went to wake my baby from his nap as my husband came in from yard work. My husband heard a sound that was…
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What Every Parent Needs To Know About Teen Driving

Did you know more teens die in motor vehicle crashes than from any other cause? We want parents and teens to remember three things while riding in cars: Buckle Up. Phones Down. Speak Up. Buckle up on every ride, every time. This is important for everyone, both drivers and passengers. Make buckling up a habit…
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