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.

Toy Safety
Safe Toys and Play
Many toys are made with safety in mind, but no toy is totally safe. See our tips for choosing and maintaining safe toys.
Toy safety tips
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.
Learn more
Girl Basketball Team
Prevent and Treat Basketball Injuries
Many basketball injuries can be prevented. When your child is injured, some injuries can be treated at home and some require treatment by a specialist.
Prevent and treat basketball injuries
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Featured In Safety


  • Magnet Safety (0:00:30)

    Dr. Julie Brown, co-director of Emergency Medicine Research, discusses the danger of powerful magnets.

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    • Booster Seats

      A booster seat is a car seat without a harness. It raises a child up so the lap and shoulder belt fit right. Children use a booster seat when they are too big for a car seat but not big enough for an... cont.

    • Fire Safety

      Would you know what to do if a fire started in your home? Would your kids? Take the time now to review fire safety facts and tips so your family will be prepared in the event of a fire... cont.

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  • 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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    • Flu Season: Be Ready, But Don’t Panic

      You may be concerned about your child's health when flu is spreading. Be prepared and protect your family, but don't panic and rush to the emergency department at the first sign of fever.

    • Screen Time

      Limit screen time not related to school work (TV, videos, games and Internet) to one to two hours a day. Use a kitchen timer to help keep track of time.