Kids Safety

Strep Throat

by Dr. Allen Peabody Now that school is back in session, knowledge, friendship, and pencils are not the only things that students will share. Unfortunately the end of summer also marks the beginning of the sick season with numerous infections easily spread from close contact. Strep throat is one of those common infections that results

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Beach Safety

Beach Vacation Safety Tips

Vacations are great for getting away from the stresses of everyday life to relax. What better place to do that than the beach? Beaches are a fun idea for getting in some exercise and soaking up the sun’s vitamin D, but you don’t want your fun in the sun to be ruined by unpreparedness. If

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Summer Bites and Stings

Warm weather is here, and it seems like everyone wants to play outside – even the bugs. So how can you keep your kids safe from nature’s bites and stings during outdoor games, and what should you do if a bite occurs? Here’s some prevention and treatment tips for the most common bug bites and

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Water Safety - Franklin, TN

Water Safety For The Family

Swimming is a great way for kids to stay cool and keep active during the hot summer months. The best way to make sure everyone has a great summer is to be diligent about water safety. Below are a few tips to help you keep your children safe in and around water all summer long:

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Prom Safety

Prom Safety

For parents everywhere, prom night is a time of excitement and pride…followed by cold, unadulterated dread. We’ve all heard the statistics. Teenagers sneak flasks into the gym and get DUIs on their way home, or worse, get into car accidents. Poor lighting and foggy dance venues may create vulnerable situations and opportunities for assaults. As

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Severe-Weather Franklin TN

Preparing as a Family: Severe Weather Safety Tips

In Tennessee the weather can often be unpredictable, especially during tornado season which peaks March through May. However, storms and tornadoes can happen at any time throughout the year. A weather watch (such as thunderstorm or tornado watch) means that a storm or tornado could develop. A weather warning means that the severe weather has

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Sports Safety

Spring Sports Safety Tips for Kids

After a long winter, spring has finally arrived, and that means your kids can get outside and stay active in spring sports! As always, sports safety is a top priority when enrolling your children in athletic activities. Spring sports, like tennis, baseball, soccer, and track and field, require specialized safety precautions. This spring, make sure

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Spring Break Safety Tips

Spring Break Safety for Kids

Spring break is coming up, and kids always find ways to get rid of pent up winter energy. The holiday can be relaxing for everyone, however, taking basic precautions reduces the risk of injury. Here are a few tips to help plan for a safe holiday: Protect against the sun Nothing ruins a beach day

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Poison Safety

Children’s Poison Prevention: How to Keep Your Kids Safe

Children’s safety is a top priority, and learning how to keep your home safe is essential. One aspect of home safety is keeping kids out of dangerous things they could ingest. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, poisoning is the third leading cause of unintentional injury death among children ages 1 to 19 years. Though you

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7 Winter Safety Tips for Kids

Now that we’re in the midst of winter, the likelihood of snow and ice hitting the region is higher than ever. If the thought of your kids heading out into the elements has you shivering, just keep these winter safety tips in mind so your family can stay safe this winter. 1. Layer Up! When

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