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7 Playground Safety Tips

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

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 a cue not to... more

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Stranger Danger: How To Keep Your Kids Safe

“Out of sight, out of mind” is seldom true when it comes to your kids. An estimated 58,200 children are victims of non-family abduction each year, and nearly half are sexually assaulted. The media latches onto these stories of abduction,... more

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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

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10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Sunscreen

Updated May 23, 2015 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... more

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Practice Makes Perfect For Response To Anaphylaxis

Seconds count in responding to anaphylaxis, a serious allergic reaction with rapid onset that may result in death unless treated quickly with an injection of epinephrine. It may sound dramatic but there are no embellishments here. In fact, after a... more

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Safety Matters

Here’s a fact no parent wants to hear (but no one should ignore): Preventable injuries are the No. 1 cause of death for U.S. children 1 year of age and older. Each year, an estimated one million children worldwide are... more