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Urge Kids to Buckle Up and Buckle Up the Right Way

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Topic(s): Safety

Author Shireen Atabaki, MD, MPH, is a physician in Children’s National’s Emergency Department. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at Children’s and the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  Her area of expertise is in concussion and knowledge translation.

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Tips for Keeping Safe around Fireworks

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Topic(s): Safety

A new Consumer Product Safety Commission study found an increase in fireworks-related deaths and injuries in 2013. In fact, the report found that last year "children younger than age 5 experienced a higher estimated per capita injury rate than any other age group."   If fireworks are a part of your celebration, read these tips to stay safe.

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