Safety and Wellness

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Enjoy the Water Safely
Learn when you and your child should wear life jackets, why they are important and how to buy life jackets that fit correctly.
Life jackets for children and teens (PDF)
Make sure the helmet fits
Ride Like There Is a Tomorrow
You can prevent head injuries by making sure your child's helmet fits right.
Make sure the helmet fits
Safe Gun Storage
One out of every three homes with children in the U.S. has a gun.
Store guns safely
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Videos

  • Rear-Facing Until 2 (0:00:30)

    In this 30-second video, learn why children should ride in the back seat in a rear-facing car seat until they are age 2, or until they reach the upper weight or height limit for their seat.

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Articles

    • Guns in the Home

      One out of every three homes with children in the U.S. has a gun. Many of these guns are kept unlocked or loaded. Children and teens are at the greatest risk of unintentional deaths, injuries and... cont.

    • Safety Gear for Sports and Play

      Many childhood injuries can be prevented. Give your child the right safety gear, teach them how to use it and make sure they wear it every time. Check with your child's coach to see which gear is... cont.

Seattle Mama Doc

  • Living Into Middle Age

    Maybe forty is middle-age, for me it’s certainly been in the-middle-of-something. I turn 41 later this week and I must admit, my year being 40 felt slightly more rigorous than the ones that came before it. Perhaps just circumstance, but my year was peppered with rare opportunity, great loss, brilliant connection, and perspective-building change. The change […]

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Videos

  • Children’s Mental Health (0:00:30)

    Mark Fadool, clinical director of mental health services at Odessa Brown Children's Clinic, provides early warning signs of mental health issues in kids and teens and urges us all to notice the signs... cont.

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Articles