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Measles a.k.a. Rubeola – What are they?! Why should parents be concerned?

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In 1963, a vaccine against Measles (Rubeola), Mumps and Rubella (German Measles), the MMR vaccine, was developed and finally made available through physicians to the general public.  This was a great day in medical science for all, especially children, parents and prospective parents. For hundreds of years, Rubeola, the “regular” measles had been a devastating,…

Categories: Childrens Health

Making Play Safe for Kids

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On February 26, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. the president and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide, Kate Carr, joins a discussion on Making Play Safe for Kids, hosted by the Arthur Blank Foundation and moderated by Sanjay Gupta, MD. To listen to this event sign up at:   http://blankfoundation.org/play-safe

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Another Chapter in the Buckyballs Debate…

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"The safety commission and consumer advocates maintain that the ban is warranted because rare-earth magnets are irresistible to children, even if the packaging says the toys are intended for adults. " - The New York Times' article by Andrew Martin of August 16, 2012. Buckyballs VS. The Consumer Product Safety Commission A video from the…

Categories: Toy Safety

Important Information for Parents About Children and Smoking!

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U.S. Department of Health & Human Services - January 17, 2014 Contact: HHS Press Office 202-205-0143 Surgeon General report says 5.6 million U.S. children will die prematurely unless current smoking rates drop Report also finds cigarette smoking causes diabetes and colorectal cancer Approximately 5.6 million American children alive today – or one out of every…

Categories: Safety At Home

Child Survival in 2013

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According to the United States Fund for UNICEF President and CEO Caryl M. Stern’s latest  letter,  “Every day, 18,000 children under five die of things we can prevent.” That’s a startling figure!  And although the under-five child mortality rate in the world has been practically cut in half in the past few years, there are…

Categories: Safety At Home

How to Choose a Safe Bicycle for Your Child

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Annually in the United States, approximately 300,000 children are injured in bicycle accidents and require emergency room visits to a hospital, and another 10,000 children must remain in the hospital due to injuries suffered in bike accidents.1  BeSafeChild wants parents, family members and caregivers to know that bicycle safety is very important for young children…

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