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7 Playground Safety Tips For Toddlers

Playgrounds provide great opportunities for outdoor fun and fresh air for children of all ages. Unfortunately, they also provide ample opportunities for accidents. About 200,000 U.S. children receive treatment in emergency rooms each year for playground-related injuries. Accidents do happen,... more

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10 Most Common Poisoning Hazards

Since 9 out of 10 poisonings occur in the home, many of the events are preventable. Learn how to reduce the risks. more

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Are Spray-On Sunscreens Dangerous?

Are spray-on sunscreens a good choice for my active child? more

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What Is Nursemaid’s Elbow?

What is Nursemaid's Elbow, it's causes and treatments? more

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Overheating In Cars A Risk For Children Year-Round

Updated July 6, 2015 Although the phrase “No Child Left Behind” has been criticized in the area of education, it can serve as a valuable reminder for public health purposes. Parents and caregivers should take the message to heart as... more


12 Water Safety Tips

Updated May 22, 2015 It’s an alarming fact: Drowning is responsible for more deaths among children ages 1 to 4 than any cause except birth defects. Injuries from water submersion are high, too; the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... more


10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Sunscreen

Updated June 13, 2016 Each summer seems to bring a fresh wave of confusion to the sunscreen aisle, with new ingredients and products lining store shelves. We understand it can be frustrating trying to figure out how to protect yourself and... more

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How Do I Take My Baby’s Temperature?

What is the safest and most effective way to take a baby’s temperature? more

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10 Most Common Choking Hazards

Choking—from food, coins, toys, and more—is a leading cause of death among children 3 years of age and younger. Learn how to reduce your child's risk of choking. more

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The Dangers Of Heat-Related Illnesses

Updated May 15, 2015 Staying cool can be a real challenge during the dog days of summer. As temperatures soar, as humidity rises, and we engage in vigorous outdoor activity, the risk of heat-related illness—heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or heatstroke—rises... more