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Cheerleading Accident Prevention

While a cheerleading accident may not be as likely to happen as an accident in a football or basketball game, cheerleading injuries tend to be more severe. Injuries from cheerleading make up more than half the catastrophic injuries in female athletes. According to the National Safety Council there were 35,894 cheerleading injuries treated in hospital emergency […]

Car Seats: When Is It Time to Buy the Next Type?

Choosing the correct car seat for your child’s age and size can potentially save their life in the event of a crash. So how do you know when it’s time to buy the next type of car seat? A new crash test from Consumer Reports and a new California law may have changed some of […]

Is Your Family Practicing Toy Safety?

The holiday season brings new memories, shared meals, and new toys for children. In order to have a safe experience with these new holiday toys, it is essential for parents to practice toy safety. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, “188,400 children under the age of 15 years were seen in emergency departments for toy-related injuries […]

Car Seat Safety: Are You Practicing It?

If you are visiting family this holiday season, you may be traveling on the roads. During these long road trips, it is important to ensure the safety of your family, such as checking the status of the tires prior to travel. How about if you are traveling with young children? Have you recently evaluated your […]

Recent dog bite injury? Avoid serious infections!

Did you know that one in every five dog bites require medical attention ? A dog bite injury can cause serious infections, require antibiotic treatment and sometimes hospitalization.

Take the following steps if bitten:

Stop the bleeding with a towel.
Wash the infected area with a cloth, soap, and water.
Cover the injury with a bandage […]

“Are you the parent of a young driver? Ventura County Start Smart is for you!”

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has developed statewide free classes to raise awareness and diminish the number of teen-related accidents. Ventura County Start Smart classes, taught by a local police department, aim to help young teen drivers and their parents fully comprehend the responsibilities of being a licensed driver.

Driver and parent responsibilities
Collision causing […]

Pedestrian Safety: How to Avoid Being Another Statistic

School is about to start, the sun is shining bright, and pedestrians are crawling the streets of Ventura County. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (2014), on average a pedestrian is killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic crashes . Pedestrian safety is important knowledge for both drivers and pedestrians.

 

Take […]

Summer Pool Safety: Avoid Pool-Related Accidents

Did you know that drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death among young children ages 1-4 ? A fun summer day at the pool can bring upon unfortunate consequences if the necessary precautions are not taken.

Avoid pool-related accidents this summer:

Teach your child to swim:

The ability to swim can save your child’s life. It […]