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  • Environmental Hazards

    Environmental Hazards

    Environmental hazards are among the top health concerns many of us have for our children. Interaction with these hazards can have an adverse impact on the health of humans. This impact is felt first among the most vulnerable members of...

     
  • Drowning

    Drowning

    The summer months provide us with some of our most memorable moments of childhood.  However, tragedies peak during the summer months because children have more free time, are supervised less and are involved in more outdoor activities. One very preventable...

     
  • CPR

    CPR

    What is CPR? CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, is an important skill for parents to learn. When performed correctly, CPR can save a childs life by restoring breathing and circulation until advanced life support can be given by medical care providers. CPR...

     
  • Child Safety

    Child Safety

    As parents, we want to keep our children safe from harm. Unfortunately, injuries are the leading cause of death for children. Among infants 0 to 12 months old with fatal injuries, about 90% of deaths involve drowning, motor vehicles, residential...

     
  • Back-to-School Safety Tips

    Back-to-School Safety Tips

    When we parents talk about school safety these days, we usually are referring to the surge in violence at schools. But research shows that school-age children are actually nine times more likely to sustain an unintentional injury — whether on...

     
  • Backpack Safety Tips

    Backpack Safety Tips

    The new school year is here and according to experts at the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), wearing backpacks improperly or ones that are too heavy put children at increased risk for spinal injury. Here are 10 backpack safety tips: Choose...