Yard Safety Checklist: Backyard Hazards for Kids and Pets

The sun is shining and your backyard is officially open for the season. Before you and your family head outside, follow this outdoor safety checklist to make sure there aren’t any dangers lurking in your yard.   Double Check What’s in Your Garden Planning for a spring vegetable garden? Keep Fido out. Onions, tomatoes, chives[…]

Keep People and Pets Safe in the Heat

Safety in the Summer Heat Never leave a living thing unattended in a motor vehicle!  Heat related motor vehicle emergencies are entirely preventable, see below for ways to keep your loved ones safe.  For other ways to help keep your family, friends, and pets safe this summer download our Hyperthermia brochure (English version or Spanish version) for lifesaving[…]

Healthy and Safe Swimming

Pools, hot tubs/spas, and water playgrounds are great places to have fun, be active, or just relax. Learn how to stay healthy and safe when in the water this summer!   Swimming is one of the most popular sports activities in the United States. Just 2.5 hours of physical activity per week, including water-based activity, has health benefits, no[…]

Keeping Children Safe at the Beach or Pool

Even if kids have had swim lessons, parents must still supervise them in the water.   With swim season getting underway, parents may think that making sure their kids have swim lessons will make them water-safe.   But experts say that’s not enough.   Dr. Linda Quan, a professor of pediatrics at the University of[…]

Firework Safety Tips

Best to Leave Fireworks to the Experts   Summer is synonymous with barbecues, parades and fireworks displays. But along with all the festivities are plenty of visits to emergency rooms – especially during July.   In 2013, eight people died and about 11,400 were injured badly enough to require medical treatment after fireworks-related incidents, according to[…]

Fun Summer Activities for Teens

Although most teens look forward to summer break, many of them grow bored by the second week of vacation. And sadly, many bored teens spend their summer vacations staring at their electronics.  Or worse yet, boredom can lead to poor choices like experimenting with substances or taking risks with friends.  At the very least, a boring summer could[…]

Top Sunscreens of 2018

Consumer Reports tested 73 products and found 13 to recommend. Did your go-to sunscreen make the list?   May 11, 2018 — Despite concerns about chemical sunscreens, they protect you better from the sun than “natural” sunscreens, Consumer Reports’ latest sunscreen report finds.   No natural sunscreen — products made with titanium dioxide, zinc oxide[…]