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Jogging Strollers recalled for amputation risk

Sadly, I could just do a blog with daily recall notices. the Consumer Product Safety Commission does have a press release site that parents can check here. “Around 30,000 strollers in the United States and Canada are being recalled over potential amputation and laceration hazards, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada said [...]

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Snow Shoveling Injuries Affect Old and Young, Expert Warns

Everyone knows that older shovelers are at risk for heart attacks, but we need to watch children too. They are at risk “The most frequently injured areas of the body were the lower back (34 percent), the arms and hands (16 percent) and the head (15 percent), the study authors noted. Common causes of injuries [...]

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Baby, it’s cold outside!

Wow it is cold outside! Seven below zero this morning in Rochester. In this kind of weather, exposed skin can go to frostbite in as little as a few minutes. My “Go outside and Play” message is a little less this week! “The mildest form of frostbite is characterized by the sudden paling of skin. [...]

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For Many, Sledding Ends in Dash to the ER

Here are a nice list of tips to keep your child safe sledding, although it may be tough to get kids to wear helmets in another activity. For Many, Sledding Ends in Dash to the ER

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Parents, set a good example – wear a ski helmet yourself!

The snow is flying and it is time to hit the slopes! One piece of equipment to consider for every family member is a ski helmet. The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) together with the help of many others in the ski industry has developed a website to help educate parents about the benefits and [...]

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It’s cold! Frostbite prevention and treatment.

Windchills are way below zero! Notice how this child’s cheeks are starting to turn pale pink. White areas of skin especially if they are numb and feel waxy could be signs of frostbite. If you suspect frostbite, get the child inside a warm place and use warm water to warm the area. If you have [...]

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Winter Safety

We only had to close for the morning (8 to 12 inches in NH is only a minor nuisance). Make the kids turn off the new video games, bundle them up, and send them out to enjoy the weather! Here are some winter safety tips from the AAP.

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