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Watching Over Your Children While They Are on the Internet

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It’s been awhile since I have posted on this blog. Not that there were less safety issues related to kids--no, certainly not. Many events have intervened, Covid-19 has restricted everyone’s mobility. Family travel in order to shelter in place safely took time and planning. Masks, gloves, social distancing, use of hand-sanitizer, grocery shopping shocks--What, no…

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Safe Sleep for Babies

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Helping Babies Sleep Safely For Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month, CDC is sharing tips parents and caregivers can use to help reduce the risk of sleep-related infant deaths, including SIDS. Start by placing baby on his or her back for all sleep times—for naps and at night. And share your room with your…

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A Good Reason to Get A Flu Shot

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One pediatric death due to influenza is one too many. Last season, 2018-2019, there were 136 pediatric deaths reported due to flu-related illness. From the Centers for Disease Control Influenza-Associated Pediatric Mortality: One influenza-associated pediatric death was reported to CDC during week 38. The death was associated with an influenza A (H3) virus and occurred…

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It’s Child Passenger Safety Week!

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Child Passenger Safety Week is September 15-21, 2019 What you need to know: Rear-facing car seat: Birth until age 2–4. For the best possible protection, infants and toddlers should be properly buckled in a rear-facing car seat, in the back seat, until they reach the upper weight or height limits of their seat. Check the…

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Vaping/E-Cigarettes Contribute to 215 Cases of Severe Lung Disease

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Harrisonburg, VA -- September 6, 2019. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, has just announced that vaping may be responsible for more than 200 reported cases of severe lung disease in the United States and possibly 2 deaths… thus far. So what is the attraction for kids and young adults? Yesterday…

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Join the Effort to Prevent Another Child from Dying in a Hot Car

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On July 31, recognize National Heatstroke Prevention Day by educating your community about the dangers of leaving children in hot cars Responding to a call for a child who dies of heatstroke in a hot car is one of those events that EMS and other public safety professionals never forget, and those who haven't experienced…

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Child Heat Stroke Prevention

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Serious Measles Outbreaks Focus Attention on Those Without Vaccinations

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Recent outbreaks of measles in the Philippines, Madagascar and Japan have taken their toll. Lives are at stake! Diseases we, in America, consider practically to have been eradicated are popping up again in other countries and in our own! Immunizations can prevent childhood deaths. The outbreaks of measles that occurred in Seattle, Manila, Madagascar, and…

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TOY SAFETY…AGAIN!

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According to the “World Against Toys Causing Harm” (W.A.T.C.H.), a child is treated in a U.S. emergency room every three minutes for a toy-related injury. Amazing! Just because toys are on the market doesn’t mean they are safe! One thing parents, caregivers, family members and gift-givers should think about is that toys advertised on-line could…

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Unintentional Injury Still the Leading Cause of Childhood Death – CDC Releases Death Information 2016

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Once again, as it seems I do every year, I am unhappy to report that Unintentional Injury is still the leading cause of death in children in the U.S., in age groups 1-4 and 5-9 years as just reported this week for the year 2016, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s WISQARS…

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