Safety

Why you shouldn’t cut corners with car seats and boosters

April 6, 2016 Safety

Recommended guidelines for safety restraints The days are long gone when the family piled into a station wagon to drive across the country without seatbelts. With improved technology and transportation, children are much safer due to improved safety restraints. The death rates in motor vehicle crashes in children under age 16 has decreased substantially, dropping […]

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Sports Injury? Try a little RICE before the Sports Clinic

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It doesn’t matter if you’re signed up for select soccer or high school football, the possibility of injury is always lurking. Parents watch from the stands and hold their breath when they hear the whistle blow after an injury interruption. Could it be a slight sprain or a season-ending injury? The fear of the unknown […]

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7 Ways to Keep Your Baby’s Slumber Safe

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While the cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is still somewhat of a mystery to healthcare providers, doctors are certain that many of these deaths could have been prevented if the child was sleeping in a safe environment. Researchers from the American Academy of Pediatrics discovered that out of 436 infant deaths in 2011, […]

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Let’s Go Ride a Bike!

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Neighborhood kids love to play together, and what’s better than a fun bike ride? Next time your child is invited to go ride bikes, be sure he grabs his helmet on the way out the door. Although bicycle helmets are not required by Texas law, it’s risky to ride without one. In fact, if your […]

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Keep Your Teens Safe From Summer Temptations

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As the summer gets in to full gear, Texas teens are finding ways to entertain themselves that could be dangerous to their well-being. The best strategy to keeping your child safe is to be aware of the alarming trends facing this “invincible” generation, and to help your teen see the dangers before it’s too late. […]

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5 Ways to Practice Gun Safety with Your Children

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Every seven-and-a-half hours a child or a teen is killed by a gun, either by accident or suicide. But these frightening statistics don’t have to continue. Parents and caregivers can do a lot to keep their children safe from injury or death. McLane Children’s Scott & White Trauma Outreach and Injury Prevention Supervisor, Susan Burchfield, […]

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Controlling Batteries by Keeping Children Away

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Babies love to put things in their mouths. They crawl on the floor finding all sorts of things. Then when they find something exciting, they sit up and what’s often the first thing they do with their discovery? Put it in their mouths. If your baby finds an old cracker it’s not a big deal, […]

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Be Careful Boating and Around Open Water

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Boating with friends and family can be a great way to enjoy the summer months, but it can also pose a safety risk for your children. Let’s face it. You may have to put up with a little whining and resistance if kids complain about wearing a life jacket. It’s vital to keeping them safe […]

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