Child Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility

Child Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility

June is National Safety Month, so let’s talk about a problem many Americans aren’t aware of: unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for our children. Surprised? You probably thought it was cancer or another disease, but no, it’s injuries: drowning,...
Drowning Prevention Day is Thursday, May 23, 2019.

Drowning Prevention Day is Thursday, May 23, 2019.

Drowning is the leading injury-related cause of death for children age 1–4. It doesn’t only happen when you are by the pool or at the beach; drowning can happen anywhere, even in one inch of standing water. Among children under age 4, 70% of drownings happen during...
Amusement Rides: Following the Rules Really Does Matter

Amusement Rides: Following the Rules Really Does Matter

As the weather gets warmer, more families are making plans for a day at an amusement park, state fair, carnival, or church festival. A big part of the fun is the thrill of the rides. Unfortunately, every year thousands of children are treated in emergency departments...