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Learn the Facts About Kids and Railroad Safety

Learn the Facts About Kids and Railroad Safety

Rail Safety is important and we’re teaming up with Union Pacific Railroad to help keep kids safe around trains and railroad tracks. We have a new research report that explores how and why children are getting hit by trains, and why parents aren’t recognizing the...

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Booster Seats: The Just-Right Fit for Your Older Child

Booster Seats: The Just-Right Fit for Your Older Child

Kids are often in a hurry to grow up, but the car is one place where it’s critical to not let them get ahead of their actual growth. Reports show that a child 1-13 years old is involved in a motor vehicle crash every 32 seconds, and year after year, crashes are the...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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AAP Updates Recommendations to Prevent Drowning in Children

AAP Updates Recommendations to Prevent Drowning in Children

Pediatricians are partnering with families who suffered a tragic loss of a child to inform drowning prevention campaign ITASCA, Ill. – Drowning can be silent and quick, and it kills nearly 1,000 children every year. To refocus the attention of parents and physicians...

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PAF Launches New Website

PAF Launches New Website

We are happy to announce the launch of the new revamped website. Foundation members have worked hard to make this website and get everything up and running to meet the needs of the foundation. Your feedback is key to making this site a success and we hope to meet all...

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