How to Reduce Children’s Risk of Drowning

How to Reduce Children’s Risk of Drowning

As a parent, keeping your child safe in any environment is a number-one priority—especially when in or near the water. We ensure our children fasten seatbelts in the car, look both ways before crossing the street, and wear helmets while riding bicy...

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5 Things to Know About Sun Protection

5 Things to Know About Sun Protection

Did you know it only takes about 7 minutes for the receptors in your skin cells to become fully saturated with Vitamin D? With summer finally approaching, your family may be itching to get outside. However, it’s important to protect you and your ch...

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5 Tips For Educating Others About Your Child's Allergies and Asthma

5 Tips For Educating Others About Your Child's Allergies and Asthma

Having a child with a life-threatening allergy is constantly scary. As much as you can prepare yourself for the worst, it adds extra comfort to know the other adults in your child’s life are also prepared to act in an emergency situation. Purvi Par...

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Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Recalled Due to Reports of Infant Deaths

Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Recalled Due to Reports of Infant Deaths

Fisher-Price has issued a voluntary recall of all units of the Rock n' Play Sleeper due to reports of death when infants can roll over in the product. The CPSC is aware of 10 infant deaths in the Rock 'n Play since 2015 as a result of infants rolli...

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Corded Window Blinds Banned for Child Safety

Corded Window Blinds Banned for Child Safety

There are many aspects of our homes that we have to consider baby-proofing for child safety: outlets, the stove, cleaning supplies, and perhaps less obviously, corded window blinds. Fortunately, they are no longer being sold by American stores or w...

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Infant Ibuprofen from CVS, Walmart, and Family Dollar Has Been Recalled

Infant Ibuprofen from CVS, Walmart, and Family Dollar Has Been Recalled

A recall has been issued for over-the-counter infant ibuprofen sold by the retailers CVS, Family Dollar, and Walmart, according to Tris Pharma. The Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50mg per 1.25mL could potentially have concentrations of i...

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13 Important Safety Tips for Decorating Your Home During the Holidays

13 Important Safety Tips for Decorating Your Home During the Holidays

Tis the season to be jolly for sure, but the holidays are also the time of year when things get so hectic that household accidents can easily occur. Whether it’s a Christmas tree that topples over or a bubbling pot of mulled cider that splatters, i...

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Why Your Child Should Have a Physical Examination

Why Your Child Should Have a Physical Examination

With flu season in full swing and the holidays swiftly approaching, parents often forget one important step, their child’s annual physical! We all know that visiting the doctor is critical to instilling healthy habits in your children, whether it's...

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How Much Screen Time Is Too Much?

How Much Screen Time Is Too Much?

It’s a familiar scene: You’re at the dinner table and you can barely get your child to look up from his tablet. A new analysis of activity levels suggests two out of three kids in the U.S. spend more than two hours per day looking at screens. As pa...

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How to Prevent and Treat Burns from Everyday Household Items

How to Prevent and Treat Burns from Everyday Household Items

Though you may not realize it, there are a handful of everyday items in the home that can cause burns, from superficial burns to severe burns. PM Pediatrics breaks down what you can do in your home to prevent those burns, how to treat them initiall...

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Keeping Kids Safe and Healthy During Sports Practices and Games

Keeping Kids Safe and Healthy During Sports Practices and Games

In recent years, more children are participating in competitive team sports. However, this increased participation has led to an increase in sports injuries. But don’t let this fact deter you from allowing your child to participate in school or you...

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Everything You Need to Know When Purchasing and Installing a Car Seat

Everything You Need to Know When Purchasing and Installing a Car Seat

Car seat regulations are hard to keep up with and manage, especially because they are constantly changing and are different state to state. Keep this checklist, compiled with the help of Shane Bland, certified car seat safety technician through Saf...

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Emergency Supplies Everyone Should Have in the Home

Emergency Supplies Everyone Should Have in the Home

Eighty percent of Americans live in a county that’s been hit by a weather-related disaster—but only about half of us have emergency supplies in place, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Don’t be unprepared! Compile the items in t...

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How to Keep Kids Safe During the Summer Months

How to Keep Kids Safe During the Summer Months

Summer…the time of year most children look forward to, but with the extended time spent outdoors (and the summertime holidays), there are a lot of potential health risks associated with summer, from preventing bug bites and sunburns to staying safe...

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Does Your Medicine Cabinet Need a Makeover?

Does Your Medicine Cabinet Need a Makeover?

Our medicine cabinets have become at-home mini drugstores and are often the first place we turn when facing a medical issue, sometimes even before turning to the doctor. As parents, we want to have a plethora of medications on hand in case of any e...

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How Can Parents Help Teens Keep Safety in Mind This Prom Season?

How Can Parents Help Teens Keep Safety in Mind This Prom Season?

With prom season right around the corner, it is more important than ever to take all precautions necessary to prevent alcohol-related teen driving fatalities. One third of all of these tragedies occur between April and June, which is peak prom seas...

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New York Car Seat Laws Are Changing: Here's What You Need to Know

New York Car Seat Laws Are Changing: Here's What You Need to Know

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed a law that requires children younger than 2 to ride in a rear-facing car seat as a safety measure. The law will take effect on Nov. 1, 2019.

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How to Have a Safe and Healthy Halloween

How to Have a Safe and Healthy Halloween

Tips to be safe while trick-or-treating on Halloween

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American Academy of Pediatrics Announces First Recommendations on Body Modification in Youth

American Academy of Pediatrics Announces First Recommendations on Body Modification in Youth

The American Academy of Pediatrics announced its first-ever recommendations on tattoos, piercings, and body modification in youth in response to the rise in popularity of such modifications.

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YMCA of Long Island Launches New Swim Program

YMCA of Long Island Launches New Swim Program

YMCA of Long Island's new swim lessons program is focused on safety, swim basics, and drowning prevention.

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New Technology Aims to Alert Parents to Children Left in Cars

New Technology Aims to Alert Parents to Children Left in Cars

The carmaker Nissan introduced new technology aimed at preventing kids from being left behind in hot cars, which leads to dozen of child deaths every year.

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What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

The signs, symptoms, and treatment of Lyme disease, plus how to prevent it

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Dry & Secondary Drowning: This Is What Parents Need to Know

Dry & Secondary Drowning: This Is What Parents Need to Know

It's possible to drown hours or even days after leaving the pool. Here's what to watch out forl

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Teaching Kids Consent

Teaching Kids Consent

How to talk to children, tweens, and teens about consent and establishing their own boundaries

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Teaching Preschoolers to Handle Emergencies

Teaching Preschoolers to Handle Emergencies

The importance of teaching toddlers and preschoolers how to handle emergencies.

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A Guide to When Your Kids May Be Old Enough to Do Things on Their Own

A Guide to When Your Kids May Be Old Enough to Do Things on Their Own

Riding the bus, walking to school, and more milestones of growing up: a guide to when your kids are old enough to do activities on their own

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Should Your Kid Play Contact Sports?

Should Your Kid Play Contact Sports?

As our understanding of concussions grows, new policies are being put into place to keep young athletes safe. But some still wonder whether certain sports can ever be considered safe for kids.

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The Best Way to Prevent Mosquito Bites

The Best Way to Prevent Mosquito Bites

A pediatric infectious diseases specialist shares the best way to prevent mosquito bites and spreading Zika.

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The Benefits of Kids Taking Swim Classes

The Benefits of Kids Taking Swim Classes

Why kids should learn to swim at a young age.

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New Study: Car Seat Misuse Rampant

New Study: Car Seat Misuse Rampant

Protecting your child on the road comes down to proper car seat use. But that doesn't happen nearly half the time, says a new study. Here's what you need to know.

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7 Home Safety Hazards to Avoid

7 Home Safety Hazards to Avoid

Renown home safety expert and how-to guru, Alvin Ubell, Founder of Accurate Building Inspectors of Brooklyn (Accuratebuilding.com), has seen it all. Here, he shares the worst safety slips he's seen in homes where children live. The good news: they'...

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Advice for New Parents Driving with Infants

Advice for New Parents Driving with Infants

Bringing home your new infant can be intimidating, especially driving in a car with a newborn. Here's expert advice for new parents who are nervous about driving with infants, including car safety and checking your car seat for proper instillation.

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Fire Prevention Week Promotes Working Smoke Alarms

Fire Prevention Week, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association for more than 90 years, is Oct. 5-11. This year's theme is Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!

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Ask the Expert: What Should I Know About Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

Jason Goldberg, owner of the Westhcester-based Accel Health & Safety and an American Safety & Health Institute instructor, shares the differences between heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest, as well as how to help someone having a heart attack o...

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Ask the Expert: What Should I Know About CPR and CPR Training?

Jason Goldberg, owner of the Westhcester-based Accel Health & Safety and an American Safety & Health Institute instructor, shares information about CPR, including what CPR is, why it's important to take CPR and first aid training courses, and how t...

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Ask the Expert: What are the Booster Seat Requirements for Kids?

Ask the Expert: What are the Booster Seat Requirements for Kids?

Before considering graduating your child from a booster seat in the car, make sure you know the child car seat and booster seat requirements to keep your son or daughter safe on the road.

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Ask the Expert: At What Age Can Children Legally Sit in the Front Seat?

Ask the Expert: At What Age Can Children Legally Sit in the Front Seat?

Before you let your child sit in the front seat of your car after calling "Shotgun," make sure you know how old your child should be before they become a front-seat passenger to stay safe in the car.

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8 Things to Know About Summer and Senior Citizens

Evelyn Granieri, M.D., and Michael Stern, M.D., share eight tips to help keep seniors healthy in summer and prevent heat-related injuries, including wearing sunblock, staying hydrated, and reducing strenuous activities.

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6 Tips to Prevent Burns During Fourth of July Celebrations

6 Tips to Prevent Burns During Fourth of July Celebrations

The FDNY and Roger Yurt, M.D., director of Hearst Burn Center, share tips, including safe grilling tips, to prevent burns and other fire injuries this summer.

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12 Things to Consider When Buying Sunglasses

Check out these 12 tips before purchasing sunglasses, which should be worn year-round to protect your eyes, according to doctors at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

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Tips for Treating Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac

The American Academy of Dermatology shares tips for how to treat poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac at home.

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Safety Tips for Using Fireworks on July 4th

Safety Tips for Using Fireworks on July 4th

Many people celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, and not just by viewing professional displays. If you choose to light your own, follow these safety tips for using fireworks.

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Ask the Expert: How to Choose a Bike Helmet

Ask the Expert: How to Choose a Bike Helmet

Bike riding is a great warm-weather activity, and wearing a helmet is the most important part of bike safety. Sandhya Katz Katz, M.D., an emergency medicine physician at Nyack Hospital, shares tips to pick a properly fitting bike helmet.

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10 Tips for Cooking on the Campfire

10 Tips for Cooking on the Campfire

Planning a camping trip? There are some things you should know about cooking food on a campfire. Check out these 10 expert tips for cooking safely and efficiently on an outdoor fire and you'll be making drool-worthy eggs al fresco in no time.

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Sledding Safety: How to Choose the Best Sled and Avoid Injury

Sledding Safety: How to Choose the Best Sled and Avoid Injury

Sledding is a fun winter activity, but it's responsible for tens of thousands of trips to the emergency room every year. Here are tips on how to choose the safest sled for your child, avoid sledding injuries, and treat injuries when accidents happen.

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Tips for Safe Ice-Skating

Tips for Safe Ice-Skating

Dr. Attilio Pensavalle gives safety tips on preventing ice-skating injuries when taking your kids ice skating.

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Five Tips to Keep Your Child Safe in The Car this Winter

Five Tips to Keep Your Child Safe in The Car this Winter

Clek, a Canadian car seat company, shares five tips to keep your child safe in the car during the winter. The tips include what winter outerwear your child should not be wearing in the car seat and tips to stay warm.

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The Truth Beind Common Food Safety Myths

The Partnership for Food Safety Education shares four common food myths and the facts behind them, as well as ways to practice food safety and how to prevent food poisoning in children.

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Tips to Help Kids Use Technology Safely

A recent study shows that more and younger children are using technology. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association provides safety tips for children using technology, headphone safety tips for children, and signs of childhood hearing loss.

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15 Tips to Prevent Kitchen Fires When Cooking

15 Tips to Prevent Kitchen Fires When Cooking

Two out of every five home fires start in the kitchen. We've got 15 tips to keep your family safe and prevent kitchen fires, especially during the busy food-based holiday season.

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