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  • Lawn Mower Safety

    Lawn Mower Safety

    Each year in the United States, about 9,400 children are treated for lawn-mower related injuries such as lacerations, fractures and amputations of the fingers, hands, toes, feet and legs, say experts at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Of the lawn mower...

  • Inhalant abuse

    Inhalant abuse

    National surveys of adolescents in the United States have found that, after marijuana, inhalants were the second most widely used class of drugs for 8th and 10th graders and were the third most widely used for 12th graders. Thats right, 8th...

  • Heely Shoe Safety

    Heely Shoe Safety

    The popular Heely shoes, with a hidden wheel, can lead to falls and trips to the ER if children do not follow simple safety warnings. According to a recent study in the journal Injury, 95% of parents whose children were injured...

  • Heat-related illnesses

    Heat-related illnesses

    Illness related to heat covers a spectrum of complaints, from non life-threatening heat cramps to heat exhaustion to potentially fatal heatstroke. In a recently published article by the CDC, of 3401 persons who died from a heat-related illness in the US from...

  • Harmless substances

    Harmless substances

    Fortunately, most young children will swallow substances or medications that do not produce any serious symptoms.In general, the following list includes examples of harmless substances when swallowed:  Aluminum foil Bar soap Candles Chalk Cigarette ashes  Crayons  Cosmetics (except nail polish remover) Deodorants...

  • Hand-foot-and-mouth disease

    Hand-foot-and-mouth disease

    Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is highly contagious and is spread through direct contact with the nasal or mouth secretions or feces of an infected person.

  • Halloween Safety Tips

    Halloween Safety Tips

    Halloween is a fun time for kids, but it is also an important time to be extra vigilant for possible safety hazards so that your children have a fun and safe Halloween. Halloween-related activities occur primarily after dark which can...

  • Fireworks Safety

    Fireworks Safety

    Consumer fireworks cause serious preventable injuries in children, including bystanders. A study published in the journal of Pediatrics in July 2006 estimated that over 85,000 pediatric fireworks-related injuries were treated in US ERs from 1990-2003. The following are some of the major...

  • Extreme Cold

    Extreme Cold

    When winter temperatures drop significantly below normal, staying warm and safe can become a challenge. Extremely cold temperatures often accompany a winter storm, so you may have to cope with power failures and icy roads. Although staying indoors as much...

  • Escalator Safety

    Escalator Safety

    According to a research study published in August of 2006 in the journal, Pediatrics, there were an estimated 26,000 escalator-related injuries among children who were 0 to 19 years of age in the United States during 1990-2002, for an average of 2000...