Halloween Safety Tips
For some Americans, Halloween is one of the most anticipated holidays. Unfortunately, it can also be rather dangerous. Use the following suggestions to help keep your child safe this year.
–Choose fire-resistant costumes, wigs and accessories.
–Avoid potentially dangerous props, like hard swords.
–Opt for non-toxic face paint or makeup instead of masks.
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Prevent Backpack-related Injuries
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 5,000 children under the age of 19 suffered backpack-related injuries last year. The vast majority of these injuries were caused by overloaded and incorrectly fitted backpacks.
While you may not have complete control over the weight of your child’s backpack, you can purchase a well-fitting, comfortable backpack. When shopping for a backpack, search for:
–The proper size (never wider or longer than your child’s torso, never hanging more than 4 inches below waist)
–Padded back and shoulder strap
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths for women in the United States. Top risk factors include getting older, race and family history of breast cancer, which are things you cannot change.
Regardless of your personal risk factors, you can use these prevention strategies to reduce your risk of breast cancer:
–Maintain a healthy weight.
–Avoid exposure to carcinogens and radiation.
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