Checkup Newsroom (Safe Kids)

2017
July
14,
2017
| 05:26 PM America/Chicago
Deaths caused by accidental injuries have decreased over 50 percent since the 1980s. However, since the 1990s, deaths caused by accidental poisonings have doubled. Following a few simple safety steps can help prevent accidental poisonings.Click here ...
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2016
December
19,
2016
| 09:36 PM America/Chicago
It’s time to pull out the bulky winter coat for the kids. Just make sure they aren’t wearing them in their car seat. Our safety experts warn against strapping your child into a car seat with a bulky coat because it can affect the ability of your c...
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October
27,
2016
| 05:10 PM America/Chicago
Sadly, many kids get hit by cars during Halloween. A little planning before the big night can go a long way toward keeping your children injury free. Safe trick-or-treating begins with your littles ones' costumes. "Parents may think buying costume...
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September
23,
2016
| 06:03 PM America/Chicago
Every summer you see a big push from us about not leaving your child in a hot vehicle. But the fall is not bringing us any relief from the heat and two children have died this week as a result of being left in a car. According to noheatstroke.org,...
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August
17,
2016
| 04:55 PM America/Chicago
A surprising cool front has broken the typical 100 degree August heat, but it may also be putting Texas' kids at risk. Placing a crib, changing table or chair next to a window might offer your child a nice view outside or access to fresh air, but ...
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July
25,
2016
| 04:30 PM America/Chicago
So far this year, 21 children have died in the United States as a result of being left in a hot car, according to the Department of Meteorology & Climate Science. The most recent case happened over the weekend in Dallas when a 3-year-old boy was repo...
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July
06,
2016
| 09:39 PM America/Chicago
Drowning is quick. Safe Kids Worldwide estimates you may have less than a minute to react once a child begins to struggle in a pool. And yet, one in three parents surveyed has left their child at pool for two to three minutes without supervision. ...
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May
16,
2016
| 09:09 PM America/Chicago
Every day, six teens are killed in a car crash. But mom and dad, you may play a larger part than you ever realized in keeping your kids safe behind the wheel. And if you have a son, you may have to have an even longer conversation. New research...
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2015
November
24,
2015
| 11:11 PM America/Chicago
You may want to double check your child’s wish list to Santa to have a safe holiday season. Corwin Warmink, M.D., medical director of the Emergency Department at Cook Children’s, knows that guns will be a popular gift this holiday season for not o...
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November
24,
2015
| 08:02 PM America/Chicago
Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving or traveling to visit friends or relatives, these helpful tips may keep your children safer this holiday season. Dana Walraven, manager of Community Health Outreach at Cook Children's and coordinator of the Safe...
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July
02,
2015
| 03:23 PM America/Chicago
July began with two fatal drowning. For the month of June 2015, the Cook Children’s Trauma department cared for 26 non-fatal drowning victims, with 20 of those occurring in either a home, apartment or community pool. That's more than double from the ...
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