Safety and Wellness

We are committed to helping families raise healthy children. Our videos, articles and flyers provide the latest child and teen health, safety and parenting information. You’ll find resources about injury prevention, fitness, nutrition and other topics to help keep your child or teen safe and healthy.

Mental Health Warning Signs
Mental Health Warning Signs
One in 10 kids will have a mental health problem that needs treatment. Learn the signs.
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Healthy Smiles
Baby teeth are just as important as adult teeth. Learn how to prevent tooth decay so your child can have a healthy smile.
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Obesity - This Combination Unlocks a Healthy Childhood: 7-5-2-1-0
This Combination Unlocks a Healthy Childhood: 7-5-2-1-0
Small, simple steps can be the most direct way to a healthy lifestyle.
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Prevent Underage Marijuana Use
Start talking with your child about drugs by 4th or 5th grade.
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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

    • Prevent Sports Injuries in Children and Teens

      Sports seasons for kids are getting longer, and the level of play is more intense than it used to be. Many young athletes take part in the same sport nearly all year around. As a result, sports... cont.

    • Winter Safety Tips

      Winter is here, and with it the rain, snow and ice. Keep your family safe and warm with these safety tips. Tell everyone in your home to wash their hands often, especially if they or other family... cont.

Seattle Mama Doc

  • 7 Quick Tips For Healthy Mouths

    Valentine’s Day this weekend….Even if you think it’s a lame, card-store holiday chances are your children LOVE it. So power on Super Mama & Super Papa and learn something that makes it worth it. The American Dental Association declared February National Children’s Dental Health Month (I’m thinking because of the holiday and all those sugar hearts). […]

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Videos

  • Flu Vaccine: Essential for Children 8 and Under (00:01:08)

    Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson partners with the American Academy of Pediatrics to share information about the 2015–2016 influenza vaccine and highlights the reasons it's an essential vaccine for children 8... cont.

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  • Flu Vaccine: Essential for Children 9 and Older (00:01:08)

    Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson partners with the American Academy of Pediatrics to share information about the 2015–2016 influenza vaccine and highlights the reasons it's an essential vaccine for kids and... cont.

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Articles

    • Helping Kids Make Healthy Choices

      One of our jobs as parents and caregivers is to help kids make healthy choices so that they stay well now and grow into healthy adults. The best way to do this is to teach by example.