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

  • 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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Articles

    • 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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  • Love Wins For Children

    While I was out of the country last week there was remarkable progress when it comes to public health and the opportunity for children. It was wild to be so far away seeing the news unfold. First it was The Supreme Court Of The United States (SCOTUS) voting to allow subsidies for the Affordable Care […]

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Videos

  • 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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Articles

    • 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.