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.

Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips
Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips
Dr. Tony Woodward offers trick-or-treating safety tips so
your family can have a "ghoulish" good time on Halloween.
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Children's Pedestrian Safety
Teach Your Child Pedestrian Safety
October is International Walk to School Month. Learn
how to coach your child to be a safe pedestrian.
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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.
Hints for a healthy mouth
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Prevent the Flu
Help Prevent the Flu
Complications from the flu can be serious. Washing hands regularly and yearly flu vaccines can help protect your child.
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  • Concussion (00:00:30)

    Dr. Samuel R. Browd, attending neurosurgeon and medical director of Seattle Children’s Sports Concussion Program, defines concussion, lists the signs and urges you to get medical care right away if... cont.

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    • Booster Seats

      Children use a booster seat when they are too big for a car seat but not big enough for an adult seat belt. A seat belt that doesn’t fit right won’t protect your child in a crash. Keep your child in... cont.

    • Water Safety Tips for Families

      When you can, swim only in areas where there are lifeguards. Keep a constant watch on your child when they are in or near the water. Stay within touching distance of young children at all times. Have... cont.

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  • HPV Vaccine for Girls and Boys (00:00:30)

    Protect your kids from certain cancers and other diseases caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV. Get your girls and boys vaccinated when they are 11 or 12, or as soon as possible if they’re already... cont.

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    • Immunizations: Why Are They Needed and How Do I Prepare My Child?

      Immunizations (vaccines) prevent diseases that can make children very sick, cause lifelong disabilities and even death. They prevent diseases by making the body resist them. This helps your child... cont.

    • Screen Time

      Many children and adults spend hours in front of a screen. They watch TV or videos, play games, send and receive text messages, use social networks, browse the Internet and more. This can be fun and,... cont.