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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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Moms Demand Action: Gun Safety Awareness

Moms Demand Action: Gun Safety Awareness

Kate Petersen, contributing writer Last month marked the four-year anniversary of the school shooting that took the lives of 20 students and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. In an effort to help prevent gun violence among children in...

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Distracted Driving Awareness

Distracted Driving Awareness

BreeAnn Silcox, coalition coordinator, Safe Kids Bear River One in four car crashes involve a distracted driver, according to Zero Fatalities. In 2014, more than 3,000 people were killed in car accidents involving a distracted driver. It only takes one second for...

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Protect Your Home During the Holidays

Protect Your Home During the Holidays

from the Cache County Sheriff's Office As cooler weather starts to roll in, families begin to celebrate the holidays by planning family gatherings, going on vacation and buying gifts for loved ones. These seasonal activities bring more opportunities and motives for...

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Stay Safe in Winter Sports

Stay Safe in Winter Sports

BreeAnn Silcox, coalition coordinator, Bear River Health Department Winter brings many outdoor activities for children to enjoy. However, winter activities such as sledding, skiing, snowboarding and skating result in thousands of injuries for children each year. 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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Should My Child Play Football?

Audrey Glasby, marketing, MountainStar Healthcare  Fall officially kicks off Sept. 22, and so does another eagerly anticipated season: football! More than one million athletes played on high school football teams during the 2012-13 school year, according to the...

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Six Back-to-School Safety Tips

Six Back-to-School Safety Tips

BreeAnn Silcox, coalition coordinator, Safe Kids Bear River Back to school is a busy time for families. With school supplies, new clothes and sports tryouts, parents may not think about safety issues. Safe Kids Bear River wants to remind parents to teach their kids...

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On the Move: School Road Safety

On the Move: School Road Safety

Christie Stock, president, Discount Tire With the new school year brings a whole new set of dangers. There is a constant flow of school buses picking up children, kids on their bikes rushing to school, and parents trying to get their kids to school and themselves to...

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Summer Safety for Your Family

Summer Safety for Your Family

by Russel McKenna, DO, pediatrician, Treehouse Clinic  Keep your family safe this summer by following these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). FIREWORKS SAFETY Be cautious. Even fireworks that are often thought to be safe, such as sparklers, can reach...

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Preventing Summer Injuries

Preventing Summer Injuries

by BreeAnn Silcox, coalition coordinator, Safe Kids Bear River Summer is one of the most exciting times of the year for kids, but it’s also when they can be at risk for severe injuries. Safe Kids Bear River recommends the following five tips to stay safe this summer...

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Plan for a Safe Trip

Plan for a Safe Trip

by Christie Stock, president, Discount Tire  Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go! Yes, indeed, it’s that time again for warm weather and happy travels. Wherever your adventure leads, before hitting the road, it’s always best to be...

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Door-to-Door Sales Safety Tips

Door-to-Door Sales Safety Tips

by Erin Griffeth,  Cache County Sheriff's Office  “The Music Man” is a classic film beloved by millions. Although the film ends happily, the plot is actually about a “slippery salesman” who cons his way into the homes and hearts of many people. The “slippery salesman”...

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Choking Prevention for Kids

Choking Prevention for Kids

by BreeAnn Silcox, coalition coordinator, Bear River Health Department  Babies and small children are constantly putting things in their mouths as a way to explore their environment. However, toys, small objects and even food can be potential choking hazards. Here are...

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Car Seat Safety

Car Seat Safety

by Erin Griffeth, community services coordinator, Cache County Sheriff's Office  Hurry, hurry, hurry! There is so much to do: grocery shopping, music lessons, basketball practice, dinner, laundry, clean house, bedtime routines and sleep. Wouldn’t you love to not have...

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Spring Driving Tips

Spring Driving Tips

by Christie Stock, president, Discount Tire  Old Man Winter is starting to lose his grip, and soon spring shall make her graceful entrance. With better weather all around, you may think the roads are safe again. However, this line of thinking is not entirely true....

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Preventing Backover Accidents

Preventing Backover Accidents

by Christie Stock, president, Discount Tire With lots of visitors coming and going from your home, driveways often become jammed with vehicles, which increases the chance of accidental backovers on children. Yes, accidents do happen. However, a fair amount of these...

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