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  • About Bicycle Helmets

    You should only buy a helmet that meets the bicycle helmet safety standards of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Any helmet meeting these standards is labeled. Check the inside.

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  • ASDs Family Handout—Wandering Off (Elopement)

    This is the tendency for an individual to try to leave the safety of a responsible person's care or a safe area, which can result in potential harm or injury. This might include running off from adults at school or in the community, leaving the classroom without permission, or leaving the house when

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  • ASDs Family Handout—The Medical Home for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Parents, pediatricians, and other health care professionals are encouraged to work together so that all of the medical and nonmedical needs of children and youth are met. This partnership is at the core of what the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) calls the medical home. Medical home is an approach

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  • ASDs Family Handout—Medications and Your Child

    Medications are not the primary treatment for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Medications have not been shown to directly improve language or social skills. However, medications may help with behaviors that get in the way of progress in your child's intervention program. Such behaviors include

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  • A Parent's Guide to Water Safety

    Drowning is one of the top causes of injury and death in children. Children can drown in pools, rivers, ponds, lakes, or oceans. They can even drown in a few inches of water in bathtubs, toilets, and large buckets.

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  • A Guide to Your Child’s Medicines

    Giving medicine in the right way can help your child feel better and get well. However, medicine information and labels can be confusing. Read on for information from the American Academy of Pediatrics about prescription and over-the-counter medicines, how to give medicine in the right way, and how to

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  • A Guide to Children's Dental Health

    The road to a bright smile begins long before the first tooth appears. Parents play a big part in helping their children develop healthy teeth. Early monitoring by your child's doctor and dentist is important. (See "What is a pediatric dentist?")

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  • 8 Years: Safety for Your Child

    Did you know that injuries are the greatest threat to the life and health of your child? Injuries are the leading cause of death of school-aged children. Yet you can prevent most injuries!

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  • 6 to 12 Months: Safety for Your Child

    Did you know that hundreds of children younger than 1 year die every year in the United States because of injuries — most of which can be prevented?

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  • 6 Years: Safety for Your Child

    Did you know that injuries are the greatest threat to the life and health of your child? Injuries are the leading cause of death of school-aged children. Yet you can prevent most major injuries!

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  • 5 Years: Safety for Your Child

    Did you know that injuries are the greatest threat to the life and health of your child? Injuries are the leading cause of death of school-aged children. Yet you can prevent most major injuries!

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  • 2 to 4 Years: Safety for Your Child

    TIPP SHEETS: Injuries are the leading cause of death in children younger than 4 years in the United States, and most of these injuries can be prevented. Firearms in the home, poisons, falls, burns, drowning, and poor safety practices while driving with your child in a car all pose serious threats. These

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  • 10 Years: Safety for Your Child

    Did you know that injuries are the greatest threat to the life and health of your child? Injuries are the leading cause of death of school-aged children. Yet you can prevent most major injuries if you and your child take a few simple steps.

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  • 1 to 2 Years: Safety for Your Child

    Did you know that injuries are the leading cause of death of children younger than 4 years in the United States? Most of these injuries can be prevented.

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