Safety Tips

Falls

Written by on October 15, 2013 in Safety Tips
Falls

      Unintentional falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries for children in the United States. In 2010, unintentional falls resulted in nearly 3 million injuries requiring treatment in an emergency room. These injuries resulted from activities such as climbing on furniture, playing near an unsecured window, falling down stairs or playing on […]

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Medication Safety

Written by on September 15, 2013 in Safety Tips
Medication Safety

    Put medicines up and away and out of sight. Make sure that all medicines, including vitamins and adult medicines, are stored out of reach and out of sight of children. (In 86% of emergency room visits for medicine poisoning, the child got into medicine belonging to an adult.) Consider places where kids get into […]

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The First Days of School

Written by on August 15, 2013 in Safety Tips
The First Days of School

  Try these strategies to help your child (and you) get in the groove of the first days of school. Get up early.  This means you can have a relaxed breakfast , leave enough time to deal with upsets — and still get to school on time. Don’t talk about how much you will miss your […]

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Before School Starts

Written by on July 15, 2013 in Safety Tips
Before School Starts

A little advance preparation can make the first week a lot easier.  Tailor these strategies to suit you and your child as you prepare for the big day. Practice going to school.  Make a dry run to help your child get familiar with the route and the routine.  Point out interesting sights or places familiar […]

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Sun Safety

Written by on June 15, 2013 in Safety Tips
Sun Safety

Dermatologists focus on children to promote protection from the sun’s harmful rays. Children get 80% of their lifetime sun by age 18. Bad sunburns during childhood can increase the risk of the deadliest form of skin cancer, melanoma. A child born today has a one in five chance of developing skin cancer. To help prevent […]

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