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  • Consumer Reports Reveals 5 Eye Opening Developments Regarding Child Car Safety

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 20-Aug-2015

    Back in the 1970s, parents thought nothing about letting their kids "run free" in the back seat or sleep in "car beds" - actions that today would merit a concerned visit from Child Services. As research regarding child car safety evolves, consumers and anxious parents alike want to know what the latest, vetted scientific data say. On a positive note, the Centers for Disease ...
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  • Could a Baby's Name Influence the Likelihood of Scary Hospital Errors?

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 18-Aug-2015

    A new study published in early July in the journal Pediatrics has many obstetricians and hospital safety officials talking. Per the research, approximately 11 percent of medical errors affecting newborn babies stem from misidentification. Many hospitals use a relatively generic naming convention, in which newborns are named "babygirl Smith" or "babyboy Miller." In some cases, ...
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  • 5 Lightning Safety Tips for August

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 18-Aug-2015

    As the dog days of August sear the country with heat, humidity and mosquitoes, violent thunderstorms and the lightning that comes packaged with them will threaten a wide swath of America. Here are some savvy tips to avoid lightning risk. 1. If you are outside, be aware and vigilant, and seek shelter. Being outside is generally, but not always, more dangerous than being inside. Know the weather ...
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  • Another Recall Due to Defective Airbags? All About the 2011-2014 Dodge Charger Recall

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 18-Aug-2015

    Our blog has spilled voluminous virtual ink covering the Takata airbag recall; fortunately for consumers, federal regulators and automotive engineers seem to be getting control of that situation and ensuring that customers are alerted and vehicles are safe to deploy on the road. However, another (thankfully smaller) airbag debacle has consumers and consumer advocates anxious again. Per the Detroit ...
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  • August Is National Immunization Awareness Month - Round Up of Immunization News

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 17-Aug-2015

    2015 has been a momentous year, in terms of discussion of immunization policy. Ridiculous, unscientific efforts to connect early childhood vaccinations with autism have fortunately stalled, thanks in part to publication of another exhaustive scientific analysis that confirmed that there is no link between autism and immunization/vaccination. Earlier in the summer, in response to a measles outbreak ...
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  • 3 Campfire Safety Rules to Stay Safe on Your August Camping Excursion

    Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 17-Aug-2015

    Whether your children are exploring the great outdoors at camp, or you and your family are planning a relaxing adventure in the woods, you're looking forward to fresh air, wildlife sightings, s'mores and ghost stories around the campfire. To ensure both your safety and the safety of everyone else in the park or campground, here are 3 principles for campfire safety. 1. Do due diligence and ...
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