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  • Yo-Yo Water Ball

    Yo-Yo Water Ball

    What is a Yo-Yo water ball? The popular Yo-Yo water ball (photo), also called a Water Yo-Yo or Yo-Yo ball, is a water filled ball on a stretchable bungee cord string. A finger loop is at the end of the...

  • Water Hazards

    Water Hazards

    Drinking water comes from municipal water suppliers or private wells. It can be consumed straight from the tap, used to reconstitute infant formula and juice, or in cooking. The federal Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 regulates standards for community...

  • Travel Safety

    Travel Safety

    We have all been there. Standing in a long line at the airport and sitting on an airplane with a young child – or maybe taking a long road trip in the car to a fun destination. Travelling with children...

  • Toy Safety

    Toy Safety

    2007 has seen an unprecedented number toy recalls in the US, including famous playthings like Thomas the Tank Engine and Polly Pocket playsets.  Many of the recalls are from leading manufacturers like Mattel and most of the toys were imported from...

  • Top 5 Hidden Home Hazards

    Top 5 Hidden Home Hazards

    According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), over 33 million people are injured by consumer products in the home each year. Some hazards are from products the Agency has warned about for years; others come from new products and...

  • Toothpaste Ingestion

    Toothpaste Ingestion

    A Toothpaste Ingestion that Resulted in Poisoning: A Real Case and Discussion A Case Report presented at the 2007 North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology Annual Meeting, New Orleans Schaeffer SE: Hypocalcemia and Dysrhythmia in a Pediatric Patient Following Toothpaste...

  • Sun Safety Tips

    Sun Safety Tips

    Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light through natural and artificial sources is linked to the development of skin cancer later in life. Although melanoma comprises only 3% of all skin cancers, it causes 80% of skin cancer fatalities. The American Cancer Society...

  • Spring and Summer Safety Tips

    Spring and Summer Safety Tips

    With the cold, dark days of winter behind us, the warmth of spring brings us all outside for fun in the sun. Keep your family safe while on spring break, a summer trip or just hanging out in the yard...

  • Sprains and Strains

    Sprains and Strains

    A sprain is an injury to a ligament (tissue that connects two or more bones at a joint). In a sprain, one or more ligaments is stretched or torn. Sprains are very uncommon in young children, because the ligaments are usually stronger than the growing bones and cartilage to which they are attached.

  • Sports and Recreational Injuries and Prevention

    Sports and Recreational Injuries and Prevention

    Involvement in sports and recreational activities are important for children and teenagers. Exercise may reduce the chances of obesity or chronic diseases, such as diabetes, and a sport teaches sportsmanship and discipline. But any sport or recreational activity that your child participates in also carries the potential for injury.