Heatstroke Risk Rises as Summer Arrives

May 17, 2016

Babies and young kids can sometimes sleep so peacefully that we forget they are even there. It can also be tempting to leave a baby alone in a car while we quickly run into the store. The problem is that leaving a child alone in a car can lead to serious injury or death from […]

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Curious Kids & Poisons – A Bad Combination!

March 2, 2016

Poison Prevention in Your Home Children are known for playing with and around items around your home that can pose a dangerous threat to their lives.  However, there are little things we can do in our day to day lives that can ensure that children avoid serious injuries. While it is important to encourage our […]

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Winter is Fire Season?

October 19, 2015

We have had a tough outdoor fire season in California this summer, and our indoor fire season is just beginning.  Fall and winter bring holidays and gatherings full of joy and fun, as well as increased indoor cooking, decorating and heating.  As you prepare your home for the holidays, make sure fire safety is on your to-do […]

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Remembering Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety

September 11, 2015

Re-blog from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Center for Injury Research and Prevention by Dr, Patty Huang, MD A recent outing in Center City Philadelphia with my young child highlighted just how complex and dangerous a seemingly routine task such as crossing a street can be. As my colleague, Flaura Winston, MD, PhD, recently shared […]

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Protecting Kids Around Liquid Laundry Packets

June 24, 2015

New products are introduced into the market for use in the home every day, but how often do we stop and think about what impact these items may have on the safety of our families? Since 2012 when liquid laundry packets began gaining traction in the market, more than 33,000 calls for children 5 and […]

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