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Affordable summer tips to get kids active

Affordable summer tips to get kids active

It’s up to parents to make sure their kids’ summers are filled with opportunities for them to stay active. Summer programs and sports leagues are great, but they often require expensive participation fees.

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 Summer Tragedy: Kids in hot parked cars

Summer Tragedy: Kids in hot parked cars

A car's interior can rise 43 degrees in an hour and easily top 123 degrees on only an 80-degree day, even with the windows "cracked" open. Within minutes, that sweltering environment can turn lethal for a child, whose body temperature rises three to five times faster than an adult's.

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Life-saving children’s program impacts thousands

Life-saving children’s program impacts thousands

Heimlich Heroes is a free interactive program designed for children ages seven and up. After a basic one-hour training, students can recognize signs of choking, minimize or eliminate the risk of choking, and properly perform the Heimlich maneuver. Heimlich Heroes has a beyond the classroom-based approach and children can now also be taught through HH training in a variety of environments.

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Prepare your kids for summer burglary season

Prepare your kids for summer burglary season

Nearly 2 million home burglaries are reported in the United States each year, and the majority of these burglaries occur in the summer months. The scariest part of this statistic for parents is the summertime rise in home break-ins typically correlates with when their children are home without an adult.

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Why does my teen act without thinking?

Why does my teen act without thinking?

Why does my teen act without thinking? Don’t worry parents, it’s biological. TeenSafe weighs in on maturity, emotions and the teenage brain.

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Keep kids learning all summer long

Keep kids learning all summer long

Inspiring children to continue to learn doesn’t have to be a grueling process as activities and educational games can be a fun way for children and parents to learn new things over the summer.

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Get into the swing of summer safety

Get into the swing of summer safety

Summer is a time of playground fun, swimming, boating, biking, camping and other outdoor activities. Unfortunately, these activities can lead to a higher risk of injuries.

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Adolescent suicide by firearms reaches 12-year high

Adolescent suicide by firearms reaches 12-year high

Suicide by firearm among American adolescents has reached a 12-year peak, its highest level since 2001, according to the latest fatal injury data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 2013, suicide by firearm claimed 876 lives among adolescents ages 10 to 19, an increase for the third consecutive year.

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 Too much TV is not good for children. But how much is that?

Too much TV is not good for children. But how much is that?

Kindergartners and first-graders who watched as little as one hour of television a day were more likely to be overweight or obese compared to children who watched TV for less than 60 minutes each day, according to a study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in San Diego.

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Dental care tips for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Dental care tips for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Among parents of children with autism spectrum disorder, almost half describe their child’s dental health as fair or poor, according to a study in the journal Pediatric Dentistry. This is not surprising, as a visit to the dentist can present many challenges for a child with autism.

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