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Ways To Be Prepared In Case Of An Emergency

September is National Preparedness Month. When disaster strikes, knowing that critical information is safely organized--and accessible--means one less thing to worry about. From floods and hazmat spills to disease outbreaks, emergencies happen every day around the world. Knowing that your critical information--bank accounts, passwords, prescriptions, passport numbers, etc.--is saf ... Continue reading Ways To Be Prepared In Case Of An Emergency

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Under normal conditions, we all lose some body water every day in our sweat, tears, urine, and stool. Water also evaporates from our skin and leaves the body as vapor when we breathe. We usually replace this body fluid and the salts it contains with the water and salts in our regular diet.

Sometimes, however, kids lose abnormally large amounts of water and salts through ... Continue reading Dehydration

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The Scoop on Baby Products and Possible Toxins

You may not have known exactly how to pronounce it, but chemicals called phthalates ("thah-lates") have sparked concerned conversations among many moms and dads of young tots in recent years. Parents and scientists alike wonder whether and how kids might be affected by exposure to these modern manmade chemicals -- used in everything from cosmetics to household produc ... Continue reading The Scoop on Baby Products and Possible Toxins

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Are These Top Hidden Hazards in Your Home?

You install outlet covers when they're babies and buy snazzy helmets when they start riding bikes - safety precautions are just par for the parenting course. But you may not realize that some everyday, seemingly harmless household items are putting kids at serious risk.

So, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has pinpointed these "Top Five Hidden H ... Continue reading Are These Top Hidden Hazards in Your Home?

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The Bumblebee Boogie: The Medicine Mom

Most of us, when under attack by a bee, start performing what I call,
the "bumblebee boogie." We jump to the left, to the right, and then
wave our arms in all directions like some sort of crazed lunatic.

These winged assaults tend to strike at the most embarrassing times,
such as when the hunky UPS guy drives by or when reaching out to shake... Continue reading The Bumblebee Boogie: The Medicine Mom

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School's Open - Drive Carefully!

By Lisa Hartley

In the frenzy of back-to-school this fall, AAA Minneapolis reminds drivers to slow down and take extra care in school zones and neighborhoods where school-aged children are soon to reappear.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that, on average, one pedestrian is killed in the United States every two hours. Fo ... Continue reading School's Open - Drive Carefully!

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Playground Safety

Playgrounds and outdoor play equipment can provide your child with fun, fresh air, and exercise, but they can also pose some safety hazards. Faulty equipment, improper surfaces, and careless behavior are just a few of the dangers that cause children on playgrounds to visit hospital emergency departments.

Each year, more than 200,000 kids are treated in hospital E ... Continue reading Playground Safety

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AAP Offers Advice for Kids' Sports Safety

As kids practice passing in the outdoor summer soccer league, shoot some hoops on the neighborhood court, and perfect their backstroke at the local pool, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) aims to put the upcoming school sports season in safe perspective for parents and their young athletes.

Overuse is to blame for up to half of all injuries seen in pediatr ... Continue reading AAP Offers Advice for Kids' Sports Safety

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In Case of Emergency

By Kristin Bailey Murphy

No matter how protective you are as a parent, kids are just natural-born accident magnets. They commonly scrape knees, bump heads, and bust lips in their endless pursuit of exploration and fun. In fact, according to the National Safe Kids Campaign, one out of four children per year sustain an injury serious enough to require medical atten ... Continue reading In Case of Emergency

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Infant First Aid

By Kristyn Kusek for Your Baby Today

When your baby gets hurt -- be it a bug bite or a bruise -- knowing how to care for her can help ease your anxiety. Here, first-aid tips for treating minor boo-boo's.

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