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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

Mosquito-Borne Diseases

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

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.

Preventing Children's Sports Injuries

Participation in sports can teach kids sportsmanship and discipline. But sports also carry the potential for injury. Here's how to protect your kids.

Preventing Dog Bites

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

Safety Tips: Baseball

Baseball is by no means a dangerous sport. But it can present a very real risk of injuries from things like wild pitches, batted balls, and collisions in the field. These safety tips can help keep your kids safe on the diamond.

Safety Tips: Basketball

Basketball is fun - but it's also a contact sport, and injuries happen. To help your kids stay safe on the basketball court, take a look at these safety tips.

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.

Tick Bites

When a tick bites, the person won’t feel it happen. Always check your kids (and yourself) for ticks after spending time in the woods.

Tick Removal: A Step-by-Step Guide

Boy, your child's freckles really stand out in the sun — yikes, that one is actually a tick! What should you do?