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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.

Fun in the Sun

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.

Dehydration

Sometimes kids lose fluids and salts through fever, diarrhea, vomiting, or sweating. Here are some tips on preventing or treating dehydration.

Fireworks Safety

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

Heat Illness

Active kids can be at risk for heat illness, which can result in heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or heatstroke. Learn how to prevent and treat heat illness.

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.

Jellyfish Stings

Frolicking in the ocean is a summertime rite of passage, but a jellyfish sting can spoil the fun. Here's how to handle it if someone in your family gets zapped by one of these mysterious sea creatures.

Playground Safety

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

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.