Posts Categorized: Injury Prevention

Staying Safe This Holiday

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With Thanksgiving coming up on Thursday, many families will be on the road this week and weekend traveling for the holiday. Traveling with children can be fun for the entire family. But travel is more than just fun, games and adventure. It can sometimes be challenging, especially when it comes to safety. Here are some… Read more »

Keep Your Ghosts and Ghouls Safe This Halloween

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Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween, but not when it comes to children’s safety. Kids are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways even in a familiar neighborhood. The simple act of cars slowing down on neighborhood roads will not only make Halloween more enjoyable for everyone, but it also could save… Read more »

Dangers of Leaving Kids in Hot Cars on Sweltering Summer Days

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With the hot temperatures rising this summer, we want to make sure families know  about the dangers of leaving kids in hot cars, even for a minute. Heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children, according to Safe Kids Worldwide. On average, every 8 days a child dies from heatstroke in a… Read more »

Memorial Day Traveling – Tips to Stay Safe

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Memorial Day marks the unofficial opening of the summer travel season. There will be many more vehicles on the road and more people as families embark on vacations and road trips. Please keep these important safety tips in mind so everyone can have a safe and enjoyable holiday. Seatbelts are to be buckled on everyone… Read more »

Injury is not an Accident

The Injury Free Coalition for Kids team at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC commends and stands with Nationwide Insurance Company and its commercial during the Super Bowl to raise awareness and start a conversation about the number one cause of death and disability to our nation’s children: injury. We respect their choice to put this… Read more »