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How to Stock Your Family First Aid Kit

Don't skimp on the bandages. Credit: Corbis When cuts and bruises call for more than a kiss, parents need to be prepared. That's why safety experts recommend parents keep first aid kits at home, in the car and in the diaper...Safety experts recommend parents keep first aid kits at home, in the car and in the diaper bag.

Someone Passed Out Drunk? Quick! Call an 11-Year-Old!

You know how it goes. Your 11-year-old goes to a friend's birthday party. There is cake, ice cream and Jack Daniels. Inevitably, some sixth-grader can't hold his liquor and collapses. Your child really ought to know how to give first aid to a...You know how it goes. Your 11-year-old goes to a friend's birthday party. There is cake, ice cream and Jack Daniels. Inevitably, some sixth-grader can't hold his liquor and collapses. Now what?

New York Parents Seek Law to Compel Police to Help in Medical Emergencies

New York City police officers are supposed to be trained -- and retrained -- in CPR and other live-saving techniques. So why did Officer Alfonso Mendez of the 84th Precinct stand by and do nothing while 11-year-old Briana Ojeda was dying of an...New York City police officers are supposed to be trained -- and retrained -- in CPR and other live-saving techniques. So why did Officer Alfonso Mendez of the 84th Precinct stand by and do nothing while 11-year-old Briana Ojeda was dying of an asthma attack Aug. 27?

Playground Preparation 101: Dealing with Injuries

It is great that many parents and schools are promoting 60 minutes of vigorous daily activity for our kids. In the ideal situation, our kids will adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes healthy eating and daily activity. Unfortunately, vigorous...

Safety First: Keeping Kids Healthy

The term "safety first" means that being safe is the first priority when performing a task. Freedom from danger, risk or injury is foremost in whatever activity is being executed. In order to insure "safety first," one must know basic safety...

Is Your Child Safe? Take This Quiz to Find Out

June is National Safety Month, Mom. Are your children safe? Although you can't control everything that happens, there are lots of things you can do to prepare your children for emergency and make your home and yard safe for play this summer. Take...

When coffee tables attack

When my nephew lost his two front teeth to the coffee table at age 2, my brother was so hurt/angry/upset that he threw the coffee table down the basement stairs and swore they would never use it again. It was that incident that made us move our own...

Baby-proofing 101

Well, this past weekend you could say I had a "crash" course in baby-proofing 101. Here Mr. Pickles is less than a year old and I thought I had at least a few months before I'd have to remove everything from our bookshelves, hide the valuables and...

Tattoo band-aids for your little rebel

As was the case when I was a child, any injury my toddler suffers can only be cured by the application of a band-aid. It's been months since Edan realized that a kiss from Daddy is, in fact, completely ineffective when it comes to stabilizing an owie...

The importance of knowing infant CPR

Do you know basic first aid for your child? You probably do, whether you took a class on it, were a girl scout/boy scout or you just learned how to treat basic cuts and scrapes from good old experience. But what about if your child were choking (or...

British teen receives commendation for post-crash assistance

An ambulance arrived at Archibishop Holgate's School to collect fourteen-year-old Nathan Johnston. Nathan wasn't sick or hurt, however. He was being picked up for a tour of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service's command centre and to receive a...

Disaster Preparedness Links and Resources

What I've presented is truly only the tip of the iceberg. There is a lot more to know and do. I strongly recommend that you make some preparations; no matter what, something is bound to happen. The knowledge and supplies you gain when building a...

Disaster Supplies

The four most important categories of supplies, according to my friend the disaster preparation hobbyist, are, in order, water, food, first aid supplies, and shelter. Each person needs one gallon of water per day just for drinking; three gallons will...

First Aid Kit the parents of any baby or toddler should have on hand

The other day I was thinking that I'm really pretty horrible about making sure I have a complete first aid kit tossed in Alex's diaper bag.  I mean, for a family who, in 10 months of living here, have had a snake wander into the master bedroom,...

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