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Be Burn Aware this Holiday Season

30 Nov

  By Elizabeth Fisher The holidays are a time filled with fun, family and festivities, but all those indoor activities, decorations and cooking can hold some hidden dangers, particularly for children. “Every holiday season we see children who have been injured in an accident at home and the result can be years of treatment and Continue Reading

Ingredients to Look for in Kids Skincare Products that Work and What to Avoid

14 Nov

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Walk the Walk … Safely

28 Sep

When comparing all forms of transport, pedestrians are the most vulnerable on the road. Unintentional pedestrian injuries are the fifth leading cause of injury-related death in the United States for children ages 5 to 19. Teen pedestrians are more likely to be treated in hospitals for crash-related injuries than other age groups. Before your family Continue Reading

Summer Burn Prevention

14 Jul

Burn prevention is vital year round. Follow these tips to help prevent burn-related injuries in children. Sunburns Keep infants under 6 months out of direct sun. Dress them in a hat and lightweight clothing protecting arms and legs. Apply minimal sunscreen with a SPF of at least 15 to small areas, like the face and Continue Reading

Boo-Boos, Bumps & Bruises

3 Jun

By Alyssa Marconi Inevitably they happen to every child, but just what is a bruise? They’re caused by an abrasion to the skin and the trauma damages its tiny blood vessels. As a response to the injury, a raised area of the bump or bruise is a result of the blood leaking from the injured Continue Reading

Swimming Tips from Olympic Athletes

13 May

USA Swimming Foundation ambassadors and Olympic medalists Missy Franklin, Cullen Jones,Jessica Hardy, Mel Stewart, Nathan Adrian and Jason Lezak are proud to share the following tips about safe water practices: “It’s not always easy for someone who is not comfortable in the water to take a swimming lesson. Be sure not to force it but Continue Reading

Prevent an ER Visit

28 Apr

Trauma accounts for 43 percent of pediatric visits to the emergency department – here’s how to help prevent these kinds of injuries. Car Seats Car seats reduce the risk of infant death by 71 percent and toddler death by 54 percent. Have a child passenger safety technician install them according to the product’s owner manual. Continue Reading

Preventing Opioid Addiction Starts in Our Kids’ Schools

18 Apr

By Dan Jacobs Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker recently signed a law that would require schools to screen students for drug abuse and limit doctors’ initial opioid prescriptions to seven days. As parents, this news hits close to home. We never want to imagine our kids struggling with addiction. Unfortunately, caring for a child (or adult Continue Reading

Poisonous Plants

1 Apr

Prepping your green thumb for spring gardening? For safety, keep plants, berries, seeds, and bulbs out of reach of young children. Even nonpoisonous plants can cause choking or skin irritation, like the cactus. Go to the website maripoisoncenter.com to obtain a list of nontoxic plants. If parents are concerned about plants they already own, take Continue Reading

Water Safety Tips

9 Mar

Whether it’s the eagerly-anticipated return of sunshine and warm weather days spent in the pool or at the beach, below are some tips to help keep your family safe in the water: Basic water safety. Walk, don’t run, around pools. Learn how to go underwater. Not panicking when inadvertently going underwater is paramount, but when Continue Reading