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Gifts Aren't the Only Thing to Hide This Holiday Season

Dan Budnitz | Posted 12.23.2015 | Parents
Dan Budnitz

In a recent study, my CDC colleagues and I found that about 640,000 young kids ended up in the ER from 2004 through 2013 because they found and swallowed medicine while an adult wasn't looking. Of those children, more than 118,000 had to be hospitalized--that's 32 children every day.

Open At Your Own Risk

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 05.29.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Neither my nails nor scissors worked this time, so I called my husband, Mighty Marc, who continues to be a fine example of virile manhood. At 79, he still cuts his own meat and chews with his own teeth. If anyone could do it, he could.

5 Unexpected Home Hazards That Send Too Many Kids To The ER

Posted 02.11.2015 | Parents

By: Dr. Vatsala Bhaskar, CentraState Medical Center Published: 02/10/2015 12:01 PM EST on LiveScience Dr. Vatsala Bhaskar is a board-certified p...

Teddy Bears, Toy Guns, and Real Guns

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Many Americans heed the CPSC and its recalls of dangerous products to help keep their families safe. But thanks in large part to the work of the gun lobby, guns are specifically not under the CPSC's jurisdiction and are the only consumer product not regulated for safety.

What a Difference a Gun Makes

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

It's a tragedy that five years after Virginia Tech so little has changed. How many years must we wait until tragic headlines about school shootings, children dying, and people using the "shoot first and ask questions later" defense to take the law into their own hands go away? When will we finally get the courage to stand up as a nation and say enough to the deadly proliferation of guns and gun violence that endanger children's and public safety? As a nation we can't afford to keep waiting for common-sense gun control laws that would protect our children and all of us from indefensible gun violence. The time to act is now.

The Impossibility of Childproofing

Meredith Lopez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith Lopez

No amount of childproofing in the world, not even wrapping your child in bubble wrap with two air holes for breathing, is a decent substitute for not leaving scissors within reach of your child.