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When a Winter Wonderland Becomes a Nightmare: Best Ways Seniors Can Avoid the Hazards of Winter
Winter is a special time for celebration. It should also be a time for added caution if you or someone in your family is an older adult. It is the season for falls, slips on icy streets, and other dangers that can be especially harmful for older adults. (read the story...)

Surviving Heart Attack Season: Learn How to Keep Your Heart Healthy During the Winter Months
While we may be accustomed to battling frigid temperatures and the inevitable snow storms that arrive every winter, many of us are unaware of the dangers these pose to our hearts. (read the story...)

What to Look for in a Family Vehicle
Every parent makes tough decisions that affect the entire family, and choosing the right car is no exception. Whether driving to and from after-school activities or planning a road trip, a reliable family car is crucial. But with so many makes and models to choose from, it’s good to have a process to help make a smart and safe purchase that pleases everyone – from the auto enthusiast dad to the little ones in the backseat. (read the story...)

A Safety Slip: Don’t Hold a Child in Your Lap on Playground Slides
Parents are unknowingly putting their young children at risk for leg fractures, says new study. (read the story...)

Halloween Safety Tips for Children from The Red Cross NY
The American Red Cross in Greater New York urges families to follow simple safety tips to keep their homes, kids, and neighborhoods protected while having fun this Halloween. (read the story...)

New Places, New Programs in Westchester: October 2009
What's new in Westchester County this fall. (read the story...)

How to Spot an Overuse Injury
We’ve all heard the old “no pain, no gain” mantra about sports and exercise. But what about when it comes to your kids? (read the story...)

How To Have a Happy - and Safe - Halloween
Halloween may be scary, but it doesn't have to be dangerous. Here, we've compiled a few ways to help you avoid any accidents while still having a fun and memorable night with your kids! (read the story...)

How To Keep Your Kids Safe From Sexual Predators
There’s no “How To” more important than that of keeping our kids safe from sexual predators. From the AmberWatch Foundation’s “Be Safe!” program, here are some tips to keep in mind... (read the story...)

Sunburn In Early Years Increases Risks
The majority of sun exposure occurs during the first 18 years and this exposure has a cumulative effect. (read the story...)

Lyme Disease: What You Need to Know
Lyme disease! That dreaded infection! With the warm weather here, it’s time look to refresh yourselves & your kids on the symptoms, warnings and treatments. (read the story...)

How to Know When Head Injuries Are Serious
It’s hard to believe that actress Natasha Richardson could fall on a bunny slope while skiing and be brain dead just hours later. As her death shocked the world, it has also increased awareness and worry among parents... (read the story...)

Protecting Kids from the Dangers of the Cold
It might look like a winter wonderland, but the cold weather can have dangerous side effects. (read the story...)

Safe Homes
Holly Robinson Peete, daughter of the Street’s Gordon, is carrying on Sesame Street’s educational mission. Along with raising her kids and pursuing an acting career, Peete finds time to teach children and parents about fire safety. Listed are Holly’s Holiday Fire Safety Tips for families, parents and children to follow. (read the story...)

Could a Baby Tooth Save Your Child's Life?
Baby teeth can be valuable and should not be discarded! (read the story...)

Keeping Kids Clear of MSRA
Tips to prevent and treat MSRA. (read the story...)

Ten Tips for a Safe and Happy Halloween
All kids love to trick-or-treat, but remember these important guidelines to ensure that your kids remain safe (read the story...)

Protect Yourself! Skin Safey Tips
Summer is here! It's sunny, hot and we are all outdoors more. Here are some easy tips to protect your skin, keeping it healthy but still looking great this season. (read the story...)

How to Keep Young Athletes Injury-Free
Here’s a question that bedevils virtually every parent with a child who plays sports: Is there anything you can do to keep your young athlete on the field and off the disabled list? (read the story...)

How to Be Safe in the Sun and Surf
For kids, summer usually equals sand, sun and fun. For parents, however, summer brings a slew of safety issues to think about. But with the proper preparation, the entire family can enjoy a relaxing vacation. Consider these tips... (read the story...)

Traveling Blues
Road sickness, also called motion sickness, can occur in cars, airplanes, boats, amusement park rides — anything that causes a shift or conflict in the equilibrium between the eye and ear. (read the story...)

Amusement Park Safety Tips
Taking a tour of your kids’ favorite amusement parks this summer? Kids are fearless, especially when rollercoasters and thrill rides are on the agenda. But with a little planning, a day at the amusement park can be a safe family outing without the stress (read the story...)

How to Prevent and Treat Common Stings
Will your kids be playing outdoors in the warm weather? Are you going on vacation to the beach or mountains this summer? If so, it's important to know how to keep your babies and kids safe from insect stings. (read the story...)

Fracture! The Right Treatment is Vital
With the number of pediatric orthopedists trained to deal with special bone, joint and tendon problems of children dwindling, hospitals rely on general orthopedists to evaluate and treat pediatric injuries, such as fractures. Parents need to be aware of how to get the right treatment for their child’s injury... (read the story...)

Should You Insure Your Children?
Many people find the idea of insuring their children to be somewhat distasteful—or downright offensive. But purchasing a permanent life insurance policy for your child today could give them a financial head start tomorrow. (read the story...)


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