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Four Things You Should Know about Traumatic Brain Injuries

Four Things You Should Know about Traumatic Brain Injuries

As the school sports seasons start up again, traumatic brain injuries (concussions) should be a concern to parents of student athletes. Dr. Cynthia R. Green shares four things you need to know about TBIs, from helping to prevent them to the signs that your child may have a TBI.

Are Your Kids Protected From Poisons in Your Home?

Are Your Kids Protected From Poisons in Your Home?

According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers' National Poison Data, the most common sources of accidental poisoning are cosmetics and personal care items, analgesics, household cleaning substances, toys, and topical preparations. Here are five tips to protect your children from accidental poisoning.

Three 'F.U.N.' Tips to Keep Your Eyes Safe in the Summer

Three 'F.U.N.' Tips to Keep Your Eyes Safe in the Summer

When it comes to work and play, people need to keep safety in mind, especially when it comes to their eyes. Dr. Scott Breidbart of Empire BlueCross Blue Shield shares three "F.U.N" tips to maintain healthy eyes, particularly in the summer months.

How to Keep Kids Safe at Amusement Parks

How to Keep Kids Safe at Amusement Parks

A trip to the amusement park offers tons of family fun, but there are some common health and safety mishaps you should prepare for. Before you take your kids to the theme park this summer, take these safety tips into consideration.

Summer Pool Safety Tips for Kids

Summer Pool Safety Tips for Kids

Time in the pool and at the beach increases tenfold during the summer. Keep in mind these water safety tips provided by the ZAC Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to educating kids and parents on safety measures around the pool and at the beach.

Sun Safety Tips for Kids

Sun Safety Tips for Kids

This summer, the FDA rolls out new sunscreen guidelines and an expert from PM Pediatrics helps explain what they mean, what parents should know about the different types of sunscreens, and offers tips on how to best protect your child from the sun.

Hope Paige Medical ID Bracelets Keep Kids Fashionable and Safe

Hope Paige Medical ID Bracelets Keep Kids Fashionable and Safe

These medical ID and awareness bracelets by Hope Paige Medical are a subtle way to keep kids with medical conditions or special needs safe when they're away from home, and they're modern and fashionable enough to wear everyday.

New Car Seat Guidelines Require Kids Under Age 2 Remain in Rear-Facing Seats

New Car Seat Guidelines Require Kids Under Age 2 Remain in Rear-Facing Seats

According to a new study, parents are turning car seats to face forward too early. Although the American Academy of Pediatrics now says child passengers should stay in rear-facing seats until age 2, many parents put their kids in forward-facing seats much earlier. Read on for tips on car seat safety for babies and toddlers.

Tips for a Happy and Safe Halloween

Tips for a Happy and Safe Halloween

Halloween provides your kids with tons of fun like dressing up in festive costumes, eating candy, and running around the neighborhood at night collecting treats. For parents, however, Halloween is a time where precautions need to be taken to keep kids safe. Read on for the best ways to ensure Halloween is both fun and safe.

3 Ways to Keep Your Baby Safe from Unseen Chemicals and Household Toxins

3 Ways to Keep Your Baby Safe from Unseen Chemicals and Household Toxins

In honor of National Baby Safety Month, pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene shares three ways to keep your baby safe from common but unseen chemicals and household toxins.

Tiny Threat: Ticks Pose Serious Health Hazards

Tiny Threat: Ticks Pose Serious Health Hazards

Summertime is the perfect season for camping, gardening, hiking, and picnicking, but carries the risk of a tick bite. Read up on the diseases ticks carry, and what you can do to protect yourself.

New Set of Federal Safety Standards for Cribs Now in Effect

New Set of Federal Safety Standards for Cribs Now in Effect

After over 3,500 reports of crib safety incidents, the Consumer Product Safety Commission is joining with consumer advocates to applaud a new set of federal safety standards for cribs.

Springfree™ Trampoline Provides 10 Tips for Parents to Keep Kids Safe While Jumping this Summer

Springfree™ Trampoline Provides 10 Tips for Parents to Keep Kids Safe While Jumping this Summer

Trampolines are a fixture in the backyards of families across the country, but many parents do not know that spring-based trampolines can be very dangerous, resulting in bruises, breaks, and even head injuries and paralysis. Data shows that 100,000 children in North America go to the hospital each year after falling off or suffering injury on the springs and frame.

The Sun Safety App: A Must-Have for Parents

The Sun Safety App: A Must-Have for Parents

Make keeping your family protected from the sun’s harmful rays effortless by downloading the new UV Safe Timer application from KINeSYS.

Five Things Every Parent Should Know about Keeping Kids Safe on the Playground

Five Things Every Parent Should Know about Keeping Kids Safe on the Playground

For many families, sunny days mean playground adventures. What many parents don't know is that each year more than 200,000 injuries happen on playgrounds. In order to keep your kids injury-free, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has provided five quick tips for adults to help ensure that their children stay safe on the playground.

New Report Finds Twice as Many Teens Die on Roads in Summer Months

New Report Finds Twice as Many Teens Die on Roads in Summer Months

Recent data reveals that the deadliest days of the year for teens aged 15-19 are in May, June, July, and August. Read on for the full report.

Long Island Drowning Prevention Task Force Aims to Stop Drowning Deaths

Long Island Drowning Prevention Task Force Aims to Stop Drowning Deaths

A new nonprofit task force on Long Island will spread the word about water safety this summer to prevent death and injuries due to drowning.

All About Infant Car Seat Safety

All About Infant Car Seat Safety

Want to keep your little one safe while you're on the road? Check out the following infant car seat safety tips, courtesy of Greenwich Hospital.

Fishing and the Sun: Reduce Your Risk to Skin Cancer

Fishing and the Sun: Reduce Your Risk to Skin Cancer

If a family fishing trip is on your calendar this summer, make sure you're taking extra precautions against the sun's harmful rays. Here are some tips on how to reduce your risk to skin cancer while still enjoying this outdoor sport.

6 Tips on Gearing Up for Baseball Season from an Equipment Expert

6 Tips on Gearing Up for Baseball Season from an Equipment Expert

Spring marks the beginning of baseball season. As the weather warms, kids dig out the old baseball glove, wash off dirty cleats, put on a helmet, and get ready to play ball. To ensure everyone remains protected against unexpected fly balls and wild pitches, follow these 6 tips from equipment expert Lindsey Naber.

Preventing Sports Injuries In Kids And Teens

Preventing Sports Injuries In Kids And Teens

With children's sports-related injuries continuing to rise nationwide to more than 3.5 million annually, keeping kids healthy is a top priority for parents, schools and sports leagues. Despite the plethora of protective gear kids now wear for practices or games, their developing bodies are still vulnerable to injury. The good news is that there are many different things parents and coaches can do to help kids stay safer on the field or court.

“Roll Model” Campaign During National Bike Safety Month Helps Parents Put the Brakes on Child Bike Fatalities

“Roll Model” Campaign During National Bike Safety Month Helps Parents Put the Brakes on Child Bike Fatalities

May is National Bike Safety Month and as summer approaches, millions of Americans will climb onto their bikes to enjoy one of the ultimate warm-weather experiences. To help curb bike injuries and fatalities, AAA and NHTSA have partnered to remind parents to set positive examples that encourage children and teens to ride safely.

Sports Injuries in Children

Sports Injuries in Children

Sports are a great way for kids to learn teamwork and stay active, but it also means that they're more susceptible to injury.

New Study Pinpoints What Happens Right Before Teens Crash

New Study Pinpoints What Happens Right Before Teens Crash

Scientists stress hazard-detection training is needed to keep teen drivers safe.

Practice Window Safety to Prevent Falls

Practice Window Safety to Prevent Falls

In honor of National Window Safety Week, the National Safety Council offers tips to help protect children from window falls.




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