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You wouldn't think of not having a car safety seat for your infant or toddler, but are you using it the right way?
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It’s hard to imagine forgetting a child in the backseat of a car on a sunny, scorching 30 degree afternoon. But every year, there’s news of a child being left in a car, where the heat rose to dangerous, sweltering temperatures.
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Don’t forget to check the batteries in your home smoke detectors. To help you remember, think of this slogan “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery.”

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The leading substance-abuse threat to children may be as close as your refrigerator.

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The MCH Trauma Centre sees approximately 20 cases each year who sustained serious injuries while riding on ATVs. The injuries include: brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, dental and facial trauma, abdominal trauma, and multiple fractures. This is clearly a high risk activity.

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Pets are not toys. At times, even friendly dogs and cats can bite and scratch if approached in a threatening way. A pet bird, reptile, or hamster can also bite or scratch. Young children are especially at risk.

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Contrary to baby teeth, avulsed permanent teeth from a traumatic injury can be successfully implanted. Read more ...

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If backpacks are too heavy and not worn properly, they can be a potential source of back injury.

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Every year, hundreds of children and teens play on an organized basketball team. The Montreal Children’s Hospital Trauma Centre's Emergency Department sees approximately 450 basketball-related injuries per year (CHIRPP, 2015).

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The common black-and-blue mark linked with any bruise is very evident when it surrounds the eye. The dark-purplish circle, commonly called a black eye, is an internal bleeding injury and will last a little more than a week. The colour you see is caused by tiny blood vessels under the skin breaking and bleeding. As the injury heals, the body absorbs the blood. Here are a few tips on how to treat this type of injury.

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