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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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12 Steps to Family & Community Preparedness

12 Steps to Family & Community Preparedness

Courtesy of the Division of Homeland Security 1. Have an emergency plan. Develop, maintain and practice a written, comprehensive plan detailing how an emergency will be handled, prepared for, responded to and recovered from. Ask yourself the question: “What would we...

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Creating a Family Emergency Plan

Creating a Family Emergency Plan

Emily Pugsley, health educator, Bear River Health Department Being informed is the first step to preparing for an emergency. When families know what they might face and how to survive safely, they can start planning specifics to meet their needs. The Emergency Guide,...

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Four Tips To Teach Your Kids About Emergencies

Four Tips To Teach Your Kids About Emergencies

Emily Buckley, editor-in-chief Have you ever wondered how your children would cope if there was an accident in your home and you weren’t present or able to walk them through the response? I have thought about this often, and wondered how I can effectively prepare my...

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Buckle Up: Every Ride, Every Time

Buckle Up: Every Ride, Every Time

BreeAnn Silcox, coordinator, Safe Kids Bear River Over the past five years, almost half of all people who died on Utah’s roads weren’t wearing seatbelts. Not only is it the law, but travelers are 45 times more likely to die in a crash if unrestrained. Simply put,...

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Sports Injury Prevention

Sports Injury Prevention

BreeAnn Silcox, coalition coordinator, Safe Kids Bear River Each day, 3,400 children sustain a sports injury severe enough to go to the emergency room. There are, however, many things parents, coaches and athletes can do to help prevent sports-related injuries. Safe...

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The Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse

The Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse

Joshua Timothy, community services liaison, Cache County Sheriff’s Office Opioid drug abuse has escalated a lot over the past few years with Utah having the seventh highest drug overdose rate in the nation. In a recent informational event hosted by the Cache County...

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Protect Your Back this Winter

Protect Your Back this Winter

Jess Jewett, MD, emergency medicine director, Cache Valley Hospital You might love winter, but if you have back problems, you probably prefer spending the colder months indoors. Not only can the harsh weather increase symptoms of arthritis, but the icy environment can...

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