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Featured In Safety

Videos

  • Window Fall Prevention (00:00:31)

    This 30-second video features Dr. Carlos Villavicencio of Seattle Children’s Hospital giving tips for preventing window falls.

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Articles

    • Life Jackets for Children and Teens

      When should my child wear a life jacket? Children and teens should wear a life jacket any time they are on a boat, raft, inner tube or swimming in open water like lakes, rivers or the ocean. ... cont.

    • The Dangers of Leaving Your Child Alone in a Car

      While it’s tempting to leave your child alone in the car, it’s not safe. About 38 children in the United States die from heat stroke each year after being trapped in a car. Some of the children were... cont.

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  • Quick Video Q & A on Vaccinations

    BBC invited me to discuss vaccinations and help answer some popular questions parents have about them. View this short Q&A video on BBC where I share the following answers to these common questions: Can vaccines cause autism? We don’t know what causes all of autism spectrum disorders but we do know that vaccinations do not lead to the development […]

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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

    • 7-5-2-1-0 Tips

      Your actions and what you model for your family can help guide your child to make healthy choices about what they eat and how to stay active.

    • Disasters and Scary Events: Helping Children Cope

      As a parent, you can't control natural disasters or events in our world, but you can help your child cope when they do happen. The following tips provide ideas for helping your child feel safe,... cont.