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  • A Safe and Spooktacular Halloween
    From the candy to the costumes, Halloween is a fun-filled time. But it can pose dangers to young revelers. For a trick-free treat, follow these simple safety tips.
  • Evaluate Your Child's Lyme Disease Risk
    Does the threat of Lyme disease make you think your kids would be safer in your living room than in the great outdoors? Find out how to evaluate a child's Lyme disease risk.
  • Finding the Right Bike
    As kids grow, there are a variety of options for bicycling, from trailers to child seats to independent riding. With a bike that's safe and fits well, kids can learn to love cycling!
  • Fireworks Safety
    The summer heat, the smell of hamburgers on the grill, and the sound of fireworks can only mean one thing: It's the Fourth of July. Before your family celebrates, make sure everyone knows about fireworks safety.
  • How Can I Get My Kids to Be Active Outdoors?
    Kids parked on the couch watching TV or glued to a computer/smartphone/gaming system are missing out on the great outdoors. It's important for all kids to get outside - here are some ideas.
  • Poison Ivy
    About 60% to 80% of all people get a reaction to poison ivy. Check out this article for tips on what to do and how to avoid poison ivy.
  • Preventing Abductions
    It's important to teach your kids to be cautious without filling them with fear or anxiety. Here are ways to lessen the chances that your child will be abducted.
  • Safety Tips: Hockey
    As fun as it is, ice hockey carries a very real risk of injury. To keep your kids as safe as possible, follow these tips.
  • Safety Tips: Skateboarding
    Skateboarding is undeniably cool, but it's also easy for riders to get hurt. Help your kids keep it safe with these safety tips.
  • Tick Removal: A Step-by-Step Guide
    Boy, your child's freckles really stand out in the sun - but wait, that one isn't a freckle at all. It's a tick. What should you do?
 

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