It’s That Time Of Year Again To Dust Off The Bats And Gloves.

As winter turns into spring and temperatures increase, so does the amount of time that children spend outdoors playing spring sports.  This means that the number of injuries to children can also increase.  Each year, more than 30 million children participate in sports in the United States.  More than 3.5 million children ages 14 and…
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Poison Prevention Part II

Your child has swallowed an unknown substance…Now what?  Last week we wrote about poison prevention so we figured this week we should touch on what steps you should take if there happened to be an incident involving a swallowed poison.  Despite the precautions to avoid this happening, sometimes poisonings do occur.  If you find your…
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Poison Prevention Tips

Every year, more than 72,600 children ages 5 and under visit the emergency room for unintentional poisoning.  About 40 percent will be poisoned by prescription drugs and other medicines.  Ninety percent of child poisonings happen in a home.  They even happen in homes without children (when kids visit), and they happen when people bring medicine…
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Keeping Children Safe On Their Walk To School

 Even though the snow is slowly melting, we are still experiencing some rather cool weather.  If weather permitting, we highly encourage children to walk to and from school.  With children walking to and from school this time of year, they could encounter some hazardous situations if the right precautions are not taken.  Take some time…
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The Hidden Home Hazard…

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that between 2000 and 2006 there were at least 180 deaths related to tip-overs of furniture, televisions or appliances.  Most of theses deaths, 80 percent of them, involved children younger than 10.  In 2007, the CPSC identified this issue as one of the top five hidden home…
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