Safe Families

Safe Families


Prevent Backover Deaths

Prevent Backover Deaths

courtesy of Discount Tire & Automotive When you get in your vehicle, before you even put it in reverse, keep this in mind: Approximately 50 kids per week are backed over by a moving vehicle, according to KidsAndCars.org, a non-profit child safety organization...

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Collin Kartchner: Crusading to Save the Kids

Collin Kartchner: Crusading to Save the Kids

written by Emily Buckley, editor in chief Collin Kartchner, a Utah man and Ted Talk speaker has taken Instagram and schools across the state and beyond by storm in a crusade that he says is to “save the kids.” When Collin visits schools he explains the phycological...

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CPR Saves Lives: Local Mother Shares Her Story

CPR Saves Lives: Local Mother Shares Her Story

written by Jenny Mathews, contributing writer Jensen Miller was born with with a birth defect affecting his trachea and esophagus, causing spells where he struggles to breathe and turns blue. His mother, Breanne Miller, calls these “blue spells.” Because of his...

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Is Too Much Screen Time Harming Your Children’s Vision?

Is Too Much Screen Time Harming Your Children’s Vision?

written by Michael Cole, OD, Child and Family Eye Care Center Screen time is a topic frequently brought up by parents in our office. Many children are spending increasing amounts of time with digital devices, playing video games and apps, and spending less time in...

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Commit to Safe Driving in 2019

Commit to Safe Driving in 2019

Courtesy of Discount Tire & Automotive The start of a new year is the perfect time to make a commitment to better yourself. Since we spend so much time in our vehicles, doesn’t it make sense to apply some of these resolutions to that area of our lives? Here are...

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Teen Driving Safety Tips

Teen Driving Safety Tips

Contributed by Discount Tire and Automotive Each new year brings a new group of teenagers entering the driving world. This is an exciting and scary milestone for our children. We want them to have their freedom and, of course, to stay safe. Here are some tips for new...

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A Parent’s Guide to Sports Concussions

A Parent’s Guide to Sports Concussions

Cache Valley Hospital, www.cachevalleyhospital.com Over the past decade, there has been lots of discussion — and controversy — about the dangers of concussions in football players. But concussions don’t just happen in football, they can occur in almost any sport, and...

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CAPSA Teams Up with Businesses to Support Abuse Victims

CAPSA Teams Up with Businesses to Support Abuse Victims

Schae Richards, community editor Citizens against physical and Sexual Abuse (CAPSA) is a non-profit domestic violence, sexual assault, and rape recovery center that serves the Cache Valley and Bear Lake areas. “Our goal is to help people get out of abusive...

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Create a Pet Emergency Kit

Create a Pet Emergency Kit

Chris Kolste, DVM, Heritage Animal Hospital As I sat on my desk one evening in August contemplating what would be valuable information for the pet-owning families of Cache Valley, I could barely see the lights of Logan through the thick smoke. My eyes watered and my...

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Tips to Keep Your Family Safe During Parades

Tips to Keep Your Family Safe During Parades

BreeAnn  Silcox, Bear River Health Department Summer brings the opportunity to attend many parades throughout Cache Valley. Most towns in the Valley hold at least one parade during the summer. Safe Kids Bear River wants to remind families that while parades are fun...

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Road Trip Checklist

Road Trip Checklist

Courtesy of Discount Tire & Automotive Before any road trip it is imperative to check these items. Having a good time can only happen when everyone arrives happy and safe. Car Maintenance  Check tires for wear: Never drive long distances on low-wearing tires Check...

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Firework Safety

Firework Safety

Craig Humphreys, Logan City Assistant Chief/Fire Marshal Summer's arrival means it is time for family gatherings and celebrations that often include fireworks. They are fun, but each July thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using...

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Prevent Injuries in Young Athletes

Prevent Injuries in Young Athletes

BreAnn Silcox, coalition coordinator, Safe Kids Bear River As temperatures increase, so does the amount of time that children spend playing spring sports. The number of sports-related injuries can also increase. Every day, 3,400 children sustain a sports injury severe...

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Break the Habit of Distracted Driving

Break the Habit of Distracted Driving

Josh Timothy, community liaison, Cache County Sheriff’s Office You are on your way home from work, and you hear that familiar tone. You know that you shouldn’t text and drive, but it is probably your spouse asking you to pick up something from the store on your way...

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Tips for a Safe Holiday Season

Tips for a Safe Holiday Season

from the Bear River Health Department The holiday season is one of the most exciting times of the year for your little ones, but it’s also a time when kids can be at risk for injuries. Safe Kids Bear River recommends the following tips to stay safe during the...

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Tips for a Safe and Spooky Halloween

Tips for a Safe and Spooky Halloween

from the Cache County Sheriff's Office Boys and girls of every age enjoy the treats that come with Halloween, and most love a good scare too! But not when it comes to child safety. Safe Kids Worldwide shares some easy and effective behaviors that parents can share...

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Step Forward with Safe Routes to School

Step Forward with Safe Routes to School

Karlie Mitchell, community health educator, Bear River Health Department Walking to school is good for a child’s body. It contributes to up to two thirds of the recommended amount of daily physical activity. Walking or biking to school is also a fun and great way to...

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Fireproof Your Family

Fireproof Your Family

Shay Smith, contributing writer Only half of all parents believe their kids would know what to do in case of a fire — and even fewer have ever practiced an escape plan, according to the United States Fire Administration (USFA). Here are three tips from the USFA that...

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