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Know the Signs of a Concussion

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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Educate yourself on the signs of concussion, especially if you have a child who plays sports where head injuries could happen. Here's some great information from the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts.... Read full article

Tips for Child Personal Safety

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When it comes to keeping our kids safe, knowledge is power. Here's how to teach children about personal safety with an emphasis on common sense, not fear.... Read full article

Safer Winter Driving With Little Ones

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Follow these driving tips for safety when transporting babies or toddlers in your car this winter.... Read full article

Don't Take a Chance – Get a Flu Shot!

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This year's flu season is a bad one. Public health officials are urging everyone eligible to get vaccinated. Here's a look at some of the common myths circulating about the flu vaccine. Don't wait – get vaccinated!.... Read full article

Monitoring Your Children After Sandy Hook

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Pediatricians and psychologists advise parents to continue monitoring their children's reactions in the weeks and months after the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.... Read full article

Helping Kids in the Aftermath of Violence

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Here are some excellent resources for helping children cope after horrific violence like the elementary school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut... Read full article

Survey Finds Football-Playing Dads Not as Worried About Their Kids Getting Concussions

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In spite of increased public awareness of the dangers of concussions in young athletes, a new survey finds that dads who played football and suffered a concussion when they were younger want their young kids to play tackle football.... Read full article

What We All Need to Know about EpiPens

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About 100 people, including children, die of allergic reactions in the U.S. each year, and epinephrine is amazingly effective in preventing this. The EpiPen is easy to use – learn how so that you too can prevent food allergy deaths.... Read full article

Behind the Wheel with a School Bus Driver

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Learn what one school bus driver has to say about safety, the other drivers on the road, seat belts and the still coveted back seat. ... Read full article

Portable Pools Are Smaller, Drowning Risk Isn’t

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In spite of their ease and convenience, portable pools still pose the same drowning risks of any body of water. Here are some important and unique safety precautions to keep in mind as your kids use these pools this summer.... Read full article

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