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  • Teen Suicide and Guns
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  • The Child as a Passenger on an Adult's Bicycle

    A young passenger on an adult's bike makes the bike unstable and increases the braking time.

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  • The Risks of Tobacco Use

    Many people think that the only people harmed by tobacco use are smokers who have smoked for a long time. The fact is that tobacco use can be harmful to everyone. This includes unborn babies and people who don’t smoke.

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  • Tips for Getting Your Children to Wear Bicycle Helmets

    Have your children wear helmets as soon as they start to ride tricycles and if they are a passenger on the back of an adult's bike. If they learn to wear helmets whenever they ride tricycles and bikes, it becomes a habit for a lifetime. It's never too late, however, to get your children into helmets.

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  • Tobacco: Straight Talk for Teens

    Did you know that about 80% of teens in the United States don't smoke? They've made a healthy choice.

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  • Trampolines: What You Need to Know

    If you choose to have a home trampoline, the AAP recommends the following safety precautions: adult supervision at all times, only one jumper on the trampoline at a time, and no somersaults should be performed. Also, trampolines should have adequate protective padding that is in good condition and appropriately

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  • Using Liquid Medicines

    Many children’s medicines come in liquid form. Liquid medicines are easier to swallow than pills. But they must be used the right way.

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  • Using Over-the-Counter Medicines with Your Child

    “Over-the-counter” (OTC) means you can buy the medicine without a doctor's prescription. This doesn’t mean that OTCs are harmless. Like prescription medicines, OTCs can be dangerous if not taken the right way. Talk with your child's doctor before giving your child any medicine, especially the first

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  • Water Safety for Your School-aged Child

    Swimming and playing in water can give your child much pleasure and good exercise. But you must take steps to prevent your child from drowning.

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  • When Your Child Needs Emergency Medical Services

    It is rare for children to become seriously ill with no warning. Depending on your child's symptoms, you usually should contact your child's pediatrician for advice. Early recognition and treatment of symptoms can prevent an illness or injury from getting worse or turning into an emergency.

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  • Your Baby's First Steps

    Learning to walk takes practice. Each child will learn to coordinate and balance at different rates. You can expect some wobbling and falling down at first, but before you know it, your child will be running circles around you.

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  • Your Child and the Environment

    Environmental dangers are everywhere. Most of these dangers are more harmful to children than adults. However, there are things you can do to reduce your child's contact with them. Read more to learn about how to protect your family from environmental dangers.

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  • Your Child is on the Move: Reduce the Risk of Gun Injury
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  • ZIKA Virus: Pediatrician Advice for Families
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