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Posted: Aug 8, 2023

School Safety 101

Stay Healthy, Stay Safe, Stay Focused

Summer is out and school is in. But before you send the wee ones off for another (or their first!) year of scholastic enterprise, take a moment to re-familiarize your favorite student and yourself with some basic tips to keep everyone healthy, safe and focused this year.

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Posted: Jun 30, 2023

Dr. Claw’s Handbook For Firework Safety: Ear Protection Edition

By Dr. Manus Claw, TNT

While fireworks are wonderful to look at, that big thumping bang can be louder than an ambulance siren in your ear and can cause serious permanent damage. Here are some simple Rules of Thumb to protect your hearing this Independence Day weekend.

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Posted: Jun 27, 2023

Protect Yourself From Heat Stroke & Heat Exhaustion

How to recognize and respond to heat-induced emergencies

Every year, more than 700 people in the United States die due to intense heat and heat-related conditions such as heat stroke. And as we hit the hottest parts of the summer months, it’s important to stay cool, stay hydrated and stay aware of the warning signs of heat stroke and heat exhaustion.

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Posted: Jun 13, 2023

Stay On Top Of Your Spots

Recognizing the Signs of Non-Melanomic Skin Cancer

Most skin cancers are easily treatable if caught early, but can be deadly if ignored. Know the signs and learn how to spot the most common skin cancers, so you can stay on top of your spots and keep enjoying the sunshine.

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Posted: Jun 6, 2023

Counterfeit Car Seats: How To Spot Them & Report Them

With Trauma Injury Prevention Coordinator Casey Howell, RN, TCRN

While the switch to online shopping has done wonders in terms of convenience, it has also opened the door for scam artists selling counterfeit car seats. Made with inferior materials and not subject to safety standards or inspections, these pose a serious threat to young families. So look for the following signs to make sure your child’s car seat is the real deal.

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