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It’s So Hot… Please help prevent HOT CAR DEATHS!

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July 31 is National Heat Stroke Prevention Day! The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration and SafeKids are teaming up to get the word out about heat stroke this season. As the temperatures rise, so do the number of hot car injuries and deaths. Children, the elderly and the infirm are of primary importance and at…

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If A Child Is Missing, What Should You Do?

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Children playing hide and seek is nothing new, but when your child disappears whether it’s from your home, your yard, their school, or in a store or a public place, like a park or shopping center, then it’s an urgent concern. The first thing to do if you are sure your child is missing--and it’s…

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Toddler suffers serious burns to his feet at splash pad

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On a very hot day in a Greenwood, IN, public park, a young toddler walked away from his mother onto the "splashpad" made of an asphalt like material.  The child began screaming and the mother ultimately put his shoes back on and took him to the doctor's. He suffered 2nd Degree burns on the bottoms…

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Police warn that drugs that look like candy may be present

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NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - Authorities in a city in upstate New York are concerned that drugs that look like candy may soon hit the community. Police in Elmira, a city in the Southern Tier, issued a press release with the subject line "Candy warning- Danger to children" about a narcotic trend that "may be present…

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Rock One Sock

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This May, we're asking you to Rock One Sock for missing children and their families! The idea is simple - missing children's issues don't affect everyone directly, but anyone can show they care. When you Rock One Sock that's your symbol of support. You can help just by raising awareness with Rock One Sock and…

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Vehicle Heatstroke Prevention

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Heatstroke is the leading cause of vehicular non-crash-related deaths for children under 14. In fact, each year, an average of 37 children have died from vehicle heatstroke between 1998-2015. While it seems like an impossible mistake to make, every parent or caregiver can potentially become distracted, and distractions often fuel this devastating situation. No one…

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Safe Kids Day

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At Safe Kids Worldwide, protecting kids is both our mission and an urgent call to action. Preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in the United States and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable. Safe Kids works in communities across the U.S. and in more than 30 countries globally to reduce traffic…

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Smokey, the Bear, said, “Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires!” And, in my view, he was right!

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Traditionally, we don’t think of springtime as a time to be particularly aware of fires and fire safety, but it is a time when we should be especially aware. As warmer weather approaches, fun involving family, friends and kids, moves to the outdoors with activities like hiking, picnicking and camping picking up steam. The more…

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Are Our Cities Safe… for Children?

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Dedicated to the Memory of Lavontay White, 2 years old. - Deceased I used to think of this Country as the safest country in the world. I still try to think of it that way, but for children in our inner-cities, I am not convinced. In Chicago, in the past few days, there have been…

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Measles and Keeping Kids Safe

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Most seniors, those over age 55 in the U.S. population, remember measles, mumps and rubella. Today, many family physicians have never seen cases of measles numbering in the double digits in their practice areas, town and city school districts, as were observed in the 1950s and early 1960s before the MMR vaccine became fully available.…

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