Bicycle Safety

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“Bicycles and scooters can be great holiday gifts. But remember when it comes to wheeled sports, a helmet is a necessity, not an accessory.”… Read More

Insect Bites

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A bite involves biting with the insect’s mouth parts and removing a drop of blood from the human. A sting involves injecting a poison into the human from the insect’s stinger.… Read More

Ticks

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This summer ticks will be very numerous. Most tick bites are harmless, but ticks can spread disease. This risk can be minimized if they are removed within 12 hours, therefore regular “tick-checks” are important.… Read More

How Bad is Tobacco Smoke for Children?

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A recent national survey indicated that 43% of children 2 months to 11 years of age live in homes with at least one smoker. Because many young children spend a large part of their day indoors, they can have a higher exposure to environmental tobacco smoke. This passive smoking has a harmful effect on the lung health of children.… Read More

Poison Ivy

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Learn to recognize these plants. Otherwise, avoid all plants with three large shiny, green leaves. Another clue is the presence of shiny black spots on damaged leaves.… Read More

Sunscreens

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Sunscreens are not recommended for babies under 6 months of age. Babies are more prone to sunburn than adults because their skin is thinner and their body’s protective tanning response isn’t developed. Keep them in the shade of a tree, stroller canopy or umbrella.… Read More

Fireworks Safety

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With warm weather and family events, the Fourth of July can be a fun time with great memories. But before your family celebrates, make sure everyone knows about fireworks safety. … Read More

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