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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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Categories: Child Safety, Childrens Health, Public Service Announcement, Safe Traveling

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…

Categories: Childrens Health

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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Thanksgiving Safety Tips

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It’s Thanksgiving week! Wow, time flies! People are out there purchasing the turkeys for their Thanksgiving tables, families are travelling, preparation is underway for the big day--and for the first time in a few years, it’s chilly leading up to Thanksgiving, so there are fires in fireplaces and wood in wood-burning stoves. In my home,…

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Halloween Safety Tips From SafeKids

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Here are some very good tips for parents, caregivers and family members about Halloween Safety for children, from SafeKids. SafeKids, like BeChildSafe.org, is devoted to keeping all children safe. Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween, but not when it comes to child safety. There are several easy and effective behaviors that parents can share…

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Safe Sleep for Babies!

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Today, I received an email from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about a roundtable webinar that will be held in a week for health professionals on Safe Sleep for Babies which BeChildSafe.org will lean in and listen to, but I wanted to share the statistics CDC shared with the public just now about…

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Virginia’s New Car Seat Law Promotes Better Safety for Kids in Car Seats!

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SafeKids Coalition says that Virginia has a new car seat law which promises better safety for children in car seats. Children riding in cars in Virginia must now sit rear-facing in their car seats until they reach the age of 2 years or the maximum weight and height limit called for by the car seat’s…

Categories: Child Safety, Safe Traveling

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