• Kids and Medication Safety

    Over 59,000 children visit an emergency room for medicine poisoning or overdoses every year, that’s one child every nine minutes. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, in 1980 1.4 billion prescriptions were filled. In 2014 this number had almost quadrupled to four billion! Sales for over-the-counter medications went from $5.5 billion in 1980 to an astounding […]

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  • 7,000 Things About Cigarettes Teens May Not Know

    According to the American Lung Association, three out of four teenagers who use tobacco daily say that they use it because it is “hard to quit.” Making the decision to quit might be easier if they knew the anatomy of a cigarette. If you know someone, especially a teen who smokes, tell them that there […]

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  • Safe Summer Fun for Kids

    Safe Summer Fun The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Safe Kids Worldwide help kids stay safe in all seasons. The CPSC estimates that in 2012 there were 94,900 hospital emergency room treated injuries as a result of trampoline mishaps. When jumping on trampolines, accidents can happen by colliding with another person, landing improperly while […]

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  • Cords and Kids Don’t Mix

    During twenty nine days in November, 2016 four children strangled to death from cords on window coverings in the United States. Two four year old girls, a four year old boy and a three year old girl joined the long list of 293 deaths and serious injuries associated with these products between 1996 and 2012. […]

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  • How to Have a Holly, Jolly and Safe Christmas

    Unintentional injuries are the number one killer of kids in the United States according to Safe Kids Worldwide, an international non-profit dedicated to protecting kids and promoting injury prevention. Beth Barnes, Community Outreach Specialist at North Country Hospital in Newport, VT and Safe Kids Vermont coalition member says, “every year approximately 8,000 families lose a […]

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  • 7 Tips For Safe Holiday Travel

    The holidays can be a joyful and stressful time of year. Everyone seems to be on the go, running errands, going shopping and taking road trips. When planning for the holidays, North County Hospital, Safe Kids Vermont and General Motors, partners in keeping kids safe in and around cars for nearly two decades, offer seven […]

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  • Car Seat Safety

    One of the first steps a parent, grandparent or caregiver can take to ensure the safety of their children is to register a new or currently used car seat. By registering a seat you will be notified of problems or recalls. It’s as easy as this: · Register online with your car manufacturer, using the […]

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  • Heat Stroke Safety

    Summer is either here or right around the corner and with warmer weather comes the possibility of heatstroke. Young children are especially at risk from the dangers of heatstroke because their small bodies heat up three to five times faster than an adult’s body. Babies and young kids can sometimes sleep so peacefully and quietly […]

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  • TV and Furniture Tip Overs

    Did you know that there are simple things you can do to make your home safer, just like we make outdoors safer with things like soft playground surfaces, fences around pools or bike helmets on precious heads? Would you be surprised to know that every two weeks a child dies as a result of a […]

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  • Preventing Childhood Falls

    In 2010, unintentional falls resulted in nearly 3 million injuries requiring treatment at the emergency department. These unintentional falls are actually the leading cause of non-fatal injuries for children in the US and the great news is that many can be prevented. From the moment a child learns to crawl, the world becomes a magical […]

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  • Button Battery Safety

    Talking children’s books, watches, calculators, hearing aids, key fobs, singing greeting cards, television/DVD controls, cameras, handheld electronic games, flameless candles they all have one thing in common and it’s small! These are just some of the devices and ‘toys’ that require use of a miniature, flat battery no larger than a button, shiny and very […]

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