Safe Families

Safe Families


Safe Sleep for Your Baby

Safe Sleep for Your Baby

by BreeAnn Silcox, coalition coordinator, Safe Kids Bear River For parents of a newborn, nothing is better than your little one soundly sleeping. However, unintentional suffocation is the leading cause of injury-related death among children under age one. By following...

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Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips

by Christie Stock, president, Discount Tire Wintertime brings the holiday season. It’s time to be with family, enjoy the warmth of indoors and count our blessings. However, wintertime also brings hazardous driving conditions such as ice, snow, rain and sleet, so it’s...

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Property Crime Prevention: How to Reduce the Risk

Property Crime Prevention: How to Reduce the Risk

by Dave Welker, detective, Cache County Sheriff’s Office You return home from your favorite vacation spot after a week. As you pull into the driveway, you notice the garage is open. You distinctly remember closing it. Then you remember your neighbor had access to your...

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Five Steps Toward National Emergency Preparedness

Five Steps Toward National Emergency Preparedness

by Erin Griffeth, community services coordinator, Cache County Sheriff’s Office In the news lately there has been a lot of encouragement for Americans to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools and communities. National Preparedness Month is a part...

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Play It Safe: Preventing Playground Injuries

Play It Safe: Preventing Playground Injuries

by BreeAnn Silcox, coalition coordinator, Safe Kids Bear River Each year, more than 270,000 kids are treated in emergency rooms for injuries that occur on the playground. While most injuries at playgrounds are due to falls (75 percent), most fatalities are caused by...

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Is It An Emergency?

Is It An Emergency?

by Jess Jewett, DO, medical director, Cache Valley Hospital Medical emergencies are scary and stressful, but educating yourself ahead of time and knowing what to do can help you handle emergency situations more calmly and effectively. Many emergency situations are...

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Creating a Birth Plan That’s Right for You

Creating a Birth Plan That’s Right for You

by Erica L. Smith, MD, obstetrician, Intermountain Healthcare As an obstetrician, I celebrate one of the most traumatic, exciting and life-changing days of a woman’s life. There are many ways to accomplish the feat, and the ultimate goal is safety of both mom and...

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Road Trip Success: Plan Ahead and Enjoy Summer

Road Trip Success: Plan Ahead and Enjoy Summer

by Christie Stock, president, Discount Tire & Automotive You know your car should be checked out before hitting the road for a summer road trip, but with so many other things left to do, some folks put it off.   If your summer vacation plans include a road trip,...

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Families at All Stages Need Life Insurance

by Jane R. Larsen, Allstate, agency owner  What can send a kid to college, keep a roof over your family’s head or help you sleep better at night? Life insurance . Despite these potential benefits, almost half of Americans don’t have life insurance. The birth of a...

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A.C.T. to Prevent Heatstroke

A.C.T. to Prevent Heatstroke

by BreeAnn Silcox, coalition coordinator, Safe Kids Bear River As summer temperatures rise, it’s important to remember that while these summer days are great for the pool and the beach, they’re not so great for the inside of cars, which can rise to deadly temperatures...

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Sun Hazards in Your Car

Block UV Rays While Driving To Protect Your Family's Skin by Lane Jones, Logan Glass For the first time ever the US Surgeon General came out with a warning to the public about ultraviolet (UV) radiation. With melanoma cases almost tripling over the last 30 years, it...

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Buying or Building Your Dream Home in 2015

Buying or Building Your Dream Home in 2015

by Kinsey Love, marketing manager at Lewiston State Bank Buying a home means spending a lot of time paying attention to the details, from blueprints to paint and everything in between. Buying a home means a lot of time searching and scrutinizing the options. All of...

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I Confess: I Have Been a Drowsy Driver

I Confess: I Have Been a Drowsy Driver

by Sgt. Troy Liquin, Cache County Sheriff’s Office I have done this way too often in the last 29 years since I walked out with that coveted document. I need to confess! Then again, I don’t need to. You could ask my family who has driven with me when I am tired, and...

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Are Your Kids Safe In Their Car Seats?

Are Your Kids Safe In Their Car Seats?

By BreeAnn Silcox, Bear River Health Department Safe Kids Bear River Have you ever wondered if your child’s car seat is installed properly? Does it wiggle a little or a lot? Ever wonder where or how to adjust the harness straps? Unfortunately, many car seats are not...

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Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

by Erin Griffeth, community services coordinator, Cache County Sheriff’s Office The winter holiday season is a magical time of year. The twinkling lights, beautiful decorations, and joy of giving transforms the everyday mundane into holiday extraordinaire. Yet, the...

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Winter Driving, Safety And Preparedness 101

Winter Driving, Safety And Preparedness 101

by Christie Stock, president, Discount Tire Old Man Winter is arriving, and with him he brings snow, sleet, freezing temperatures, ice and winds. With all these coming our way it’s time to buckle down and prepare for the hazards winter can and will bring. It’s...

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Gun Safety

Gun Safety

By Jim Meacham, sergeant, Cache County Sheriff’s Department  This time of year many enjoy target shooting with their kids or sighting-in rifles for the upcoming hunts. As we head to the range or out to open areas appropriate for shooting, it is important to remember...

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Now is the Time to Ditch Your All-Season Tires for Winter

Now is the Time to Ditch Your All-Season Tires for Winter

by Christie Stock, vice president, Discount Tire No one really needs winter tires, right? If you happen to live in a place where it never gets cold this statement may be true, but if you live in a place where temperatures drop below 45 degrees for any consistent...

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Electrical Safety at Home

Electrical Safety at Home

by Brett Hadley, master electrician/owner Master Electrical Did you flip on the light switch when you walked into the bathroom this morning? How about charging your cell phone or plugging in the toaster? Electricity makes life more convenient and fun, but it also has...

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