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Outdoor Safety

Halloween Candy Hints

For health-conscious parents, Halloween can be tricky. Do you set limits? Do you let kids decide how much to eat? There isn't just one right answer.

Halloween Safety Tips

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.

How Can I Protect My Family From Ticks?

Enjoy the great outdoors, but don't forget about the threat of ticks. Here's how to prevent tick bites.

How Can My Child Watch a Solar Eclipse Safely?

Looking at a solar eclipse without eye protection can be dangerous. Find out the risks and how to watch one safely.

How to Choose & Use Sunscreen

With all the options out there, choosing a sunscreen for your kids can be tricky. Here's what you need to know.

How to Handle Heat Illness

In hot weather, a child's internal temperature can rise and cause heat exhaustion, which can progress to heatstroke if not treated quickly.

How to Handle Sunburn

You can treat mild sunburn at home. But severe sunburn needs medical attention. Here's what to do.

Hurricanes: Helping Your Family Be Prepared

Being prepared for a hurricane and letting kids help can give everyone some sense of control and feel less anxious. Here are some tips to help your family plan.

Jellyfish Stings

Ocean dips are a cool part of summer, but jellyfish can spoil the fun. Here's how to handle a sting from by one of these mysterious sea creatures.

Keeping Kids Safe From the Dangers of Hot Cars

Parked cars can heat up quickly and be dangerous places for kids. Here's how to protect them.