Category: Safety

two children play in the shallow tides at the beach while their parents watch in the background

June 5, 2024

Beach Safety Tips: 5 Ways to Protect Your Kids

A pediatrician explains what you need to know about the surf, sun and sand.

Children's Health, Families, Safety

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close-up of three people's legs and feet, including small child, sitting on a dock and dangling their feet in a lake or river

August 28, 2023

Brain-Eating Amoeba: What You Need to Know

One boy’s family is raising awareness about the dangers of the bacteria Naegleria fowleri.

Patient Stories, Safety, UNC Children's

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underwater view of a little girl jumping into a pool

July 12, 2023

Do These 5 Things to Keep Kids Safe Around Water

Active adult supervision is critical to avoiding trouble.

Children's Health, Safety

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Boy sits on bicycle, wearing a helmet and sunglasses. He drinks a bottle of water. There is a sun flare in the top right of the photo, indicating a warm, sunny day.

July 11, 2023

3 Ways to Avoid Heat-Related Illness

High temperatures and humidity can be dangerous, especially for at-risk people.

Medical Tips, Safety

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close-up image of safety lock on cabinet handles, blurred in background is a busy toddler trying to open another cabinet door

March 6, 2023

10 Actions That Can Keep Your Child Out of the Emergency Department

Take these small steps to prevent injury and death.

Children's Health, Safety

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Toddler child holds a lit string of twinkle lights, Christmas tree in background

December 2, 2022

Protect Your Kids from These 8 Holiday Hazards

Be aware of everyday items at home that can harm children.

Children's Health, Safety

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a woman holds up her palm to the camera, the word "enough" written in marker on her hand

October 10, 2022

Everyone Deserves to Feel Safe, Especially at Home

Help is available for victims of domestic violence and for those who care about them.

Domestic Violence, Safety

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a small child reaches for the cord of an iron sitting on top of an ironing board

September 28, 2022

Keep Your Baby Safe, Room by Room

Caregivers need to be vigilant to prevent injury and illness.

Babies, Safety

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Young child buckled into car seat

September 26, 2022

8 Tips for Car Seat Safety at Every Age and Size

It all comes down to fit and proper installation.

Babies, Children's Health, Safety, Toddlers and Preschoolers

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Sparkler at night

June 27, 2022

7 Tips for Safer Fireworks

Don’t let your Fourth of July celebration turn into a trip to the emergency department.

Health, Safety

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May 25, 2022

A Tick Bite Can Make You Allergic to Red Meat

Alpha-gal syndrome symptoms range from uncomfortable to life-threatening.

Food Allergies, Safety

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two women running together outside

March 18, 2022

5 Tips for Staying Safe While Being Active Outside

Keep your eyes and ears alert for potential hazards on your run, walk or bike ride.

Fitness and Mobility, Safety

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