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Home Safety Child and Baby Proofing Your Home

by Maria F. McMahon, PNP-AC/PC on

Important advice for parents and grandparents welcoming a new child in to the home for baby proofing and home safety... Read full article

Button Battery Safety - Lithium Coin Batteries Poise Health Risks to Children

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Keeping children and kids safe with button sized lithium batteries can be a challenge with young inquisitive minds seeing shiny, sparkly smooth items perfect to try in the mouth.... Read full article

Common Respiratory Illnesses in Children Such As Asthma, Bronchiolitis, Croup and Pneumonia

by Joanne Haley RN, CPEN on

Asthma, bronchiolitis, croup and pneumonia – Recognizing and responding to early signs of respiratory illnesses in children is key to proper care... Read full article

Child Accidental Medication Overdose

by Meg McCabe on

Helping to prevent accidental medication overdose by children... Read full article

Bicycle and Scooter Helmet Safety

by Barbara DiGirolamo, M.Ed, BA, CPSTI on

Spring is in the air and it is time to remind everyone to ensure children are taking the proper steps for a safe bicycle ride! Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind to prepare for this much anticipated time of year!... Read full article

Massachusetts Berry Picking Guide

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There’s nothing quite like the first bite of a strawberry when we enter berry season. Not only is berry picking (or even just picking up a crate at a nearby farm stand) a wonderful way to support local farmers, it gives us the ability to show our ...... Read full article

Helping to Prevent Injuries While Under The Care of a Babysitter or Caregiver

by Ryan Gagnon, BSN, RN, CPEN on

Avoiding common accidents to babies and toddlers while under the supervision of a babysitter or caregiver... Read full article

Hand Washing and Wedding Rings

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YES, we know, wash away those hands and fingers for 20 seconds multiple times a day. But, after so much hand washing, my ring finger became irritated around my wedding rings. ... Read full article

Avoid Tick Troubles

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Yippee, the weather is nice outside! Yikes, we need to think about ticks!... Read full article

How to Safeguard Children with Special Needs from Bullying

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When young Cody joined the peer inclusion preschool at his neighborhood public school, he fit in from the start. His class was a mix of neurotypical “peer mentors” and children with disabilities, including students like Cody with apraxia of speech, a... Read full article

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