New Year, new baby, new, healthier you! Most people know that smoking causes cancer, heart disease, and other major health problems. Smoking during pregnancy is especially harmful, causing additional health problems including premature birth, certain birth defects, and infant death. Here are some facts about …Continue Reading Facts about Smoking and Pregnancy!
Children are naturally curious. They are bound to explore and wander around the house as they play and learn. It is important to know that sometimes children can become exposed to dangers in the home without being aware of what they are doing. Each year, …Continue Reading Poison Prevention!
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), reports that 3 out of every 4 car seats are used incorrectly. Choosing the right car seat can be overwhelming. There are many models to choose from, such as convertible and “all-in-one” or “3-in-1,” forward-facing, rear-facing, and booster …Continue Reading Choosing the Right Car Seat!
It may be hard to think about, but fall is right around the corner – and with it, the start of another school year! Whether your child is just entering preschool/kindergarten or a seasoned pro heading back to the classroom, there are lots of …Continue Reading Back-to-School Immunizations!
Summers in New England tend to be short— which is why we do our best to enjoy them! Staying cool by going for a swim at the pool or beach is a great way to enjoy the summer weather. However, a day at the pool …Continue Reading Water Safety: Simple Steps to Preventing Child Drownings!
As warmer weather finally arrives and windows are opened to let the breeze in, we often hear the grim news that another child has fallen out of a window to an untimely death or sustained serious injuries from a fall. The leading cause of …Continue Reading Kids Can’t Fly! Learn about Window Safety
Lead poisoning can delay a child’s ability to learn, play, and live a healthy life. If inhaled or swallowed, lead and lead dust can hurt the brain, kidneys, and central nervous system resulting in developmental and behavioral problems, and even death. In the United States, …Continue Reading Lead Ed: Learn How to Prevent Childhood Lead Poisoning
Did you know that each year an average of 24,000 children end up in the emergency department due to injuries and falls from shopping carts? A recent study found that between 1990 and 2011, more than 530,000 children visited the emergency department for a shopping …Continue Reading Shopping Cart Safety: Learn to Prevent Kids from Falling!
New Year’s is a perfect time to set goals that aim at improving your physical and mental well-being. Adopting a healthy behavior can be a great way to start the year! Most people know that smoking causes cancer, heart disease, and other major health problems. …Continue Reading Go Smoke Free in 2014!
New England winters are among the coldest in the country. Keeping warm during winter is essential to Massachusetts families’ comfort and well-being; but with keeping your family warm, also comes the responsibility of keeping your family safe. State safety agencies recommend families follow these safety …Continue Reading Home Heating Safety