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Unattended cooking often results in kitchen fires and scald burns to children. Read more to learn how to prevent these types of injuries.

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Here are a few recommendations to make sure your child won't have an injury related to the windows or blind cords.

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Toys are a source of fun and learning. The right toys can help children develop imagination and coordination. The wrong ones can do more harm than good. Read more...

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In Canada, falls are the leading cause of injury in young children. Older children are most likely to fall on the playground; however, younger children are most likely to fall in and around the home. Here are a few prevention tips.

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Temperatures below the freezing point can be dangerous for children. Skin that is not properly covered or protected can freeze quickly. Children are at greater risk for getting frostbite because they lose heat from their skin faster than adults do. Read on to learn how to prevent or treat frosbite.

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Lead builds up in the body and is harmful to body tissues and enzymes. Lead poisoning causes serious health problems, including brain damage. Children who continually ingest small amounts of lead can be poisoned. They can become extremely ill, have permanent health effects or even die. Read more to learn about the symptoms, the treatments available, and prevention.

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Most unintentional childhood poisoning occurs in the home. Children are very curious by nature so all poisonous products should be kept out of reach of your child. Here are a few important prevention tips.

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Choking occurs when food or a small object blocks the airway. If the airway is completely blocked, oxygen can't reach the lungs, and brain damage or death can result. This is an extreme medical emergency. Knowing what to do can help save your baby's life. Read more...

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The best way to treat a burn is prevention.

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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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