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Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

Outdoor Safety

Keeping Kids Safe in Cars

Learn how to protect kids by properly using car seats and booster seats.

Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Mosquito-borne diseases are illnesses spread by the bite of an infected mosquito.

Outdoor Water Safety

Swimming in an open body of water (like a river, lake, or ocean) is different from swimming in a pool. Here are some tips based on the type of water.

Playground Safety

Following these safety guidelines can make neighborhood playgrounds entertaining and safe for your kids.

Poison Ivy

Most people get a reaction to poison ivy. Check out this article for tips on what to do and how to avoid poison ivy.

Pool Safety

Having a pool, pond, spa, or hot tub on your property is a huge responsibility when it comes to safety. Here’s how can you keep kids – yours and others – safe.

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.

Preventing Dog Bites

Teaching kids a few basic dog manners will help them enjoy safe encounters with Fido.

Scorpion Stings

If a scorpion stings someone, the area of the sting will hurt and may get swollen or red, depending on the type of scorpion.

Spider Bites

Spiders rarely bite people. When they do, it’s usually in self-defense because they’re being crushed by a human. Usually, their venom is not strong enough to hurt humans.