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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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Is The Overprotected Kid In Danger Of Missing Out On Her Childhood?

Forget the swings and slides. A pile of tires and a burn barrel may be what your child really needs on the playground—at least according to Hanna Rosin, contributing writer for The Atlantic. By taking aim at playgrounds designed in... more

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What Is Nursemaid’s Elbow?

My son refuses to move his arm and complains of pain. What is the cause and how is it treated? 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

I remember it clearly: My mom was busy talking to other grown-ups, and I was running around with my brothers and some friends. I’m not sure who—if anyone—was supposed to be watching us. I waded into the water after my... more

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10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Sunscreen

New ingredients! New regulations! Each summer seems to bring a fresh wave of confusion to the sunscreen aisle. We understand it can be frustrating trying to figure out how to protect yourself and your family from sunburn and other sun-related... 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