Tag: summer safety

Roadway Safety: Texting-While-Driving Law Takes Effect

Starting today, July 1, 2019, texting while driving is a primary offense in Florida, meaning police officers can pull over...

July 1, 2019

Burns, Grilling Mishaps and Other Holiday Dangers...

Every year, burns linked to fireworks create danger and potential tragedy for thousands of families in the U.S.

June 25, 2019

Roundup: Parents Warned of Trampoline Risks for...

It may seem like a harmless activity for kids, but even enclosed trampolines can cause serious injuries and are not...

July 14, 2017

Roundup: U.S. Deaths from Alzheimer’s Up 55%;...

Deaths caused by Alzheimer’s disease surged by 55 percent from 1999 through 2014, according to a new report by the...

June 2, 2017

Splash Day 2017: Parents, Kids Get Lessons...

Nationwide, there are 350 drowning deaths of children under the age of 5 each year, and there are another 2,600...

May 23, 2017

Swimming Safety Tips (Infographic)

Summer is around the corner and that means kids will hit the swimming pools and the beaches more frequently. Tragically,...

May 18, 2017

Playground Safety: Concussion Rates Climbing for Kids...

Playground safety has emerged as a hot summer topic, especially with the recent news that concussion rates are climbing for...

July 12, 2016

Heat Advisory and Hydration Tips (Infographic)

The highest afternoon "heat index" readings will continue to range from 100 to 107 degrees through early next week, today's...

July 6, 2016

Summer Camp Fun: 10 Safety and Wellness...

There are more than 14,000 camps in the U.S., including specialty camps that focus on sports, technology, arts or basic...

June 15, 2016

Danger: Driving While Dehydrated (Infographic)

Getting ready for a summer road trip? Make sure your to-do list includes information about hydration. That's because driving while...

June 8, 2015

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Roundup: Pfizer Booster Approved for Kids...

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