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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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Gun Accident Takes an 8-Year Old Girl

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Maybe I’m naive but I keep hoping that people who are informed and trained about safety measures and are knowledgeable in the use and care of firearms will always keep their weapon(s) with safety on and locked up high when not in use. It is beyond sad to think that one more child, an eight-year…

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A Bad Start for Child Safety in 2017

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I write this with a very heavy heart. It has just come over the newsfeed that the body of a child missing child from his home in Aurora, CO, over New Year’s, David Puckett, age 6, may have been found in a pond not far from his home. His mother was worried about the falling…

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Unintentional Injury Still A Leading Factor in Early Childhood Death

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Accidents happen, we know this. But beyond noting that unintentional injury is still a major contributing factor in early childhood death in this Country, we need to do everything we possibly can to make parents, family members and caregivers aware of child safety measures and information available about dangerous products and toys on the market.…

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Safe Sleep for Your Baby!

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As an adult you may not have problems sleeping safely, but babies need our help when it comes to safe sleep and sweet dreams!  Many of our nation’s hospitals will attest to the need to create safe sleep spaces for babies. Unintentional injury is still a leading cause of infant death.  So there are things…

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Safe Toys Are a Big Deal!

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Halloween is over and the holiday magazines touting children’s toys are arriving in mailboxes and online. There is an incredible variety of children’s toys on the market, and parents of young children have the daunting task of evaluating toys in the best interest of their children’s safe play.  Sometimes it’s difficult when the hype over…

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