Category: Safety

Take the pool pledge

Children drown quickly and silently.  According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the majority of deaths and injuries in pools and spas involve children ages 1-2 and occur in residential settings. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death … Continue reading

Dangerous exploration

The headlines continue to be written about children who have been left alone unattended in a vehicle and died due to heatstroke.  According to Safe Kids Worldwide, every 10 days in the United States a child dies when left alone … Continue reading

The very real dangers of energy drinks

By: Lora Scott, MD, co-director of sports medicine and Shannon Burkett, RD, sports nutrition This week a news story hit about a 16-year-old girl who died from an energy drink heart attack. Our thoughts go out to this family. In … Continue reading

Driveway safety

The driveway can be a scary place! With parents and guests coming and going it’s not a safe place to play. Unfortunately, backup crashes involving light vehicles cause an average of 210 deaths and 15,000 injuries a year.  Most of the … Continue reading

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