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Not all childhood falls can be prevented, but many can be. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Prevent Childhood Falls

Protect Your Child from Injury Due to Falls Some falls are just part of childhood. Learning to walk and nursing scraped knees are milestones that few kids escape. But more serious tumbles – from beds, stairs, playground equipment and windows – are often the most easily prevented.
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Make sure toys you are buying for holiday gifts are safe and appropriate for the child you are giving them to. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Toy Safety

Toy Safety Tips for the Holidays Pretty much all toys can look inviting to children. But it is important for adults who are buying toys this holiday season look beyond the flashing lights and cool noises to make sure they are safe. Some of the dangers – such as sharp edges or
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The holidays, when you are with elderly relatives you don't often see, is a good time to look for changes in their health. (Photo: Huffington Post)

Home for the Holidays

A Time to Gauge Loved Ones’ Health As families gather during the holiday season, it’s important to pay special attention to the older members of the clan. Dr. Noel Ballentine, a doctor of internal medicine at Penn State Hershey Medical Center who specializes in geriatrics, says
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