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The dangers of button batteries

When swallowed, button batteries pose a high risk for injury and complications, including death, because of the chemical reaction they can cause in the esophagus, or food pipe.

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Seven questions parents ask about winter safety

During the winter, getting enough exercise is one of the first areas we overlook, but it’s critically important for strengthening growing hearts and lungs and preventing obesity.

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Does my child need antibiotics?

When a child needs antibiotics, the potential benefits that the antibiotics will deliver outweigh these risks.

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Seizure first aid and safety

A few simple actions can make a huge difference in someone experiencing a seizure.

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10 questions to ask your child’s coach about head safety

Concussion specialist Gerard Gioia shares 10 questions parents should ask their child’s coaches and sports organizations about head safety.