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When approaching a new dog, always ask the owner or handler if you can pet it. (Photo: Matthias Zomer/Pexels)

Nice Doggie

Preventing and Treating Dog Bites Many of the 4.7 million dog bites that take place each year happen in the summer, when both dogs and children are outdoors and interacting more. While minor bites do not require a trip to the emergency department, it is a good idea to visit your
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Americans develop more than 50 million cases of foodborne illnesses each year. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Food Poisioning

Foodborne Illness Is Often Avoidable Each year, Americans develop more than 50 million cases of foodborne illness. While some are caused by eating out, like the recent outbreak of more than 135 cases of norovirus at the Chipotle in Sterling, Va., others originate in home
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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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