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‘Tis the season for safety

The holidays are full of joy and excitement, especially for children. But each year, children may end up in the emergency department (ED) for injuries caused by holiday decorations, toys, or burns from a fire. This winter, follow these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help keep your kids out of the ED. Holiday […]

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Watch That Backpack Load

Most children rely on backpacks to carry books and supplies to and from school and activities. But a backpack that’s too heavy or doesn’t fit right can cause harm.

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Exercising in the Heat

Exercise is important at any time of year, but the hot summer months require extra precautions to keep you from overheating.

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Essential Guidelines for Fireworks Safety

Thousands of Americans, many of them children, are injured each year in incidents associated with fireworks, according to the National Council of Fireworks Safety. Most of these injuries occur during the Fourth of July holiday and include serious burns, loss of fingers, and blindness.

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Take Precaution Over Pool Risks

Just a few inches of water in a kiddie pool are enough to drown a child. “When we think of pool risks, we think of the big pools, complete with deep ends, diving boards and swim parties,” said Michelle Fulton, Sarah Bush Lincoln Nurse Practitioner.  “But more than 10 percent of pool-related deaths in young […]