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10 Fourth of July Fireworks Safety Tips

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated since its original posting in July 2014. Fourth of July is Friday, and whether you plan to enjoy fireworks, hit the lake or have a backyard pool party, safety should be top-of-mind. The experts from The Safety Source-Injury Prevention Service at Children’s Medical Center say the best way to avoid injury […]

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5 Tips to Prevent Hot Car Deaths

Editor’s Note: This is an update of an article originally published in May, 2014. Summer temperatures are on the rise, and with those come the risk of heat stroke resulting in brain damage and death from children being left in hot cars. Did you know that Texas leads the nation in hot car deaths? Every year […]

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Video Interview: Holiday Hazards

Is your home child- and pet-proofed for the holidays? In this week’s Take Charge Parenting interview, Marissa Rodriquez, an Injury Prevention Specialist from Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center, gives parents advice about keeping your home safe from hazards during the holidays.   Previous Take Charge Parenting Interviews Diabetes Management When to Take Your Child to the ER Good Allergies Teen Depression […]

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Video Interview: Halloween Safety Tips

How are you keeping your children safe this Halloween? In this week’s Take Charge Parenting interview, Molly Bloomfield, an Injury Prevention Specialist at Children’s HealthSM Children’s Medical Center, shares some Halloween safety tips for parents. If you’re looking for some healthy alternatives to handing out candy, read about ways you can have a healthy Halloween. […]

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6 Cool Pool Safety Rules

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated from its original version published in June 2014. Summer is officially here, and if your kids are like mine that means the next few months will be filled with them trying to find the best ways to beat the heat.   Sprinklers and ice pops are always popular, […]

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5 Lake Safety Tips

Editor’s Note: Portions of this article has been updated since it’s original publication in 2014. With warmer weather on the way, many families will head to the lake to beat the heat and cool off. To help keep you and your family safe, the experts from The Safety Source-Injury Prevention Service at Children’s Medical Center have […]

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7 Tips to Help Avoid a Bounce House Tragedy

Did you see the recent story about a bounce house taking flight in New York? Two young boys who were playing inside were seriously injured after a gust of wind lifted the bounce house into the air 15 or 20 feet off the ground. We’d like to think this is an isolated incident, but it’s […]

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How Do I Talk to My Teen About Sexual Violence?

It’s difficult to watch or read the news without coming across stories covering bullying and the increased efforts that schools are taking to prevent such behavior from occurring on school grounds. But what about sexual violence in schools? After all, research has shown that verbal bullying and teasing in middle schools predicts later perpetration of […]

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6 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Car Seat

The best car seat for your child is the one that fits your car, fits your child and that you can use properly every time on every ride. Before buying a new car seat for your child, The Safety Source-Injury Prevention Service at Children’s Medical Center recommends you know the answers to these six questions. What to […]

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