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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.

Parks & Camping

All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety

ATVs are off-road vehicles often used for recreation. But kids 16 and younger shouldn't ride them. Find out why, and more, here.

Are Insect Repellents With DEET Safe for Kids?

Find out what the experts have to say.

Bee, Wasp, and Ant Stings

Bee, wasp, and ant stings can cause temporary discomfort and pain, but most don’t lead to serious or lasting health problems.

Bike Safety

Bike riding is a great way to get exercise and share time as a family. But there's an important factor that you need to consider - safety.

Bug Bites and Stings

Most bug bites and stings are just annoying. But some can cause infections and allergic reactions. It's important to know what to watch for, and when to get medical attention.

Camps for Kids With Special Needs

There are many camp choices for kids with special needs. From highly specialized camps to regular camps that accommodate kids with special needs, options abound.

Fireworks Safety

Before your family celebrates a holiday, make sure everyone knows about fireworks safety.

How Can I Protect My Family From Ticks?

Find out what the experts say.

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.

Lyme Disease

Lyme disease can affect the skin, joints, nervous system, and other organ systems. If Lyme disease is diagnosed quickly and treated with antibiotics, most people feel better quickly.