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Featured In Safety

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.

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Featured In Wellness

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.