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Safety Outdoors and Sports-Related Tips

ATVs and Your Children: Dangerous Terrain

ATVs and Your Children: Dangerous Terrain

In the fiscal year ending in June 2013, the emergency room at Children’s Memorial Hermann treated 112 patients for ATV-related incidents.

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How to Prevent Stings and Bumps

How to Prevent Stings and Bumps

Most people know someone allergic to bee stings. But did you know that mosquitos, flies, fleas and tarantulas can also cause allergic reactions?

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Kids and Concussions

Kids and Concussions

The number of concussions among U.S. high school athletes more than doubled between 2005 and 2012. On a positive note, many experts think these statistics reflect parents’ and coaches’ growing knowledge about concussions, rather than an actual increase in these traumatic brain injuries.

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On the Spot: Melanoma and Children

On the Spot: Melanoma and Children

Most of us associate skin cancer with adults, people who have spent years exposed to the sun. But over the years, Dr. Andrea Hayes-Jordan, director of Pediatric Surgical Oncology at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, has witnessed many cases of melanoma in kids.

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Raising an Athlete

Raising an Athlete

Practicing organized sports has a multitude of benefits for children. It can help them to build strong bones, develop cognitive skills, build self-esteem, learn to set goals, and practice leadership skills. There are, of course, some risks children can face.

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Sun and Heat Safety Tips

Sun and Heat Safety Tips

For children of all ages, summertime can be ideal for outdoor activities with family and friends. With time spent outside in the sun and summer heat, it is essential to take steps to prevent sun and heat risks that can impact kids’ health.

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Sunburn 101

Sunburn 101

Sunburn 101 covers all you need to know in this helpful guide that takes you through meaning, symptoms, care, and even prevention.

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Sunscreen: The Real Story

Sunscreen: The Real Story

When it comes to protecting your children from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation, a sure-fire option is simply staying in the shade, but that’s easier said than done.

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Water Safety Tips

Water Safety Tips

Spending time at the pool, lake or ocean goes hand-in-hand with the hot summer months for many families. To help your kids stay safe and healthy, it is important to learn water safety tips and ways to avoid potential dangers, such as drowning.

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