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Child Fatalities & Hot Cars | “Where’s Baby? Look Before You Lock” Campaign

Child Safety | Auto Accident & Fatality Prevention Involving Motor Vehicles & Heat The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration initiated a very important safety campaign aimed at preventing child fatalities in hot cars this past summer. The new campaign entitled, "Where’s Baby? Look Before You Lock" reminds all drivers to look for [...]

Pedestrian Accidents | How to Teach Your Child to Cross the Street Safely

In 2012, there were 4,743 pedestrian accident fatalities nationwide; 5 percent of those were children, age 14 and younger. More than 20% of traffic fatalities involving children aged 14 and younger were pedestrians. When you consider that a pedestrian struck by a vehicle driving 40 mph has an 85 percent chance of death, you can see [...]

More than 65,000 Young Patients are the Victims of Medication Errors Each Year

When young patients must receive medical care, it rarely even crosses their worried parents' minds that their child could receive improper medication or an improper dosage for their weight or age. Medication errors can also include drugs which interact negatively with another prescribed medication. A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics, reported that a medication [...]

Rory’s Law: A Push for the Safety of Kids in the Emergency Room

On Wednesday, March 28, 2012, Rory Staunton dove for a basketball in gym class, scrapping his arm in the process.  Deemed a minor injury, the wound was patched up with a Band Aid and brushed off by Rory, who didn't bother telling his mother until much later that evening. However, the next day he found himself [...]