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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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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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Over 80,000 people are injured by lawn mowers every year. (Photo: andreas160578/Pixabay))

Summer Safety

Lawn Mower Injuries Often Prove Severe The buzz of lawn mowers signals the arrival of spring as much as singing birds and kids playing outside. Yet it is easy to forget that the machines can cause serious damage if not used safely. In 2015, lawn mowers were responsible for
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