Do We Have to Worry About Ticks in Utah?
Do We Have to Worry About Ticks in Utah?

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  • Due to climate change, confirmed cases of Lyme disease have increased here in Utah.
  • Guarding against ticks when spending time in the outdoors prevents illnesses that can occur with even a single bite.
  • If you find your child has a tick, take care in removing it and treating the area.
Firework Safety Quiz
Firework Safety Quiz

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  • Always have a bucket of water and hose nearby.
  • Children should never be allowed to light or handle fireworks.
  • Sparklers cause more injuries than any other type of firework.
Summer Safety Tips 2019
Summer Safety Tips 2019

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  • The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the deadliest for children and adolescents.
  • In the U.S., motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of injury-related death for ages 5 to 24.
  • Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death for children ages 1 to 4, and ranks third for children 19 and under.
How can I protect my family from Zika virus?
How can I protect my family from Zika virus?
  • Mosquito season in Utah runs from mid-spring through early autumn.
  • Zika is primarily spread through the bite of infected mosquitoes, though the virus can also be spread through sexual contact.
  • Traditional mosquito bite avoidance methods are the most effective for preventing the spread of Zika.
Ten Ways to Get Your Kids (and yourself) into Biking
Ten Ways to Get Your Kids (and yourself) into Biking
  • Biking is a great fitness activity for all ages, and Utah has a rich cycling community.
  • Family bike riding is not only possible the whole family, but an excellent way to bond and foster a love of fitness.
  • Teach children the rules of the road for safe cycling.
Sun Safety Tips for Children
Sun Safety Tips for Children
  • Children six months and younger should avoid sun exposure to prevent sunburn.
  • Covering up is the best line of defense against exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
  • High intensity activities lasting more than 15 minutes should be reduced when heat and humidity reach critical levels.
Why good parents leave their children in hot cars
Why good parents leave their children in hot cars
  • Leaving your baby in the car on a hot day for even a few minutes is enough to cause heat stroke.
  • Parents are more likely to forget their children when their habit memory system suppresses their prospective memory system.
  • Don't assume you are immune to mistakes, set in place a reminder for when your child is in the car with you.
Use your head, wear a helmet
Use your head, wear a helmet

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  • Helmets are the best way to protect our children from serious injuries like brain trauma.
  • Serious accidents can even happen on short trips, so it is important to always wear a helmet.
  • When shopping for a helmet, look for one that meets Snell, ANSI, or CPSC safety requirements.
Play it safe in the water
Play it safe in the water

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  • Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death for children 1 to 4 years old, and ranks third for children 19 and under.
  • Protect your children by watching them constantly whenever they are around any type of water.
  • Learning CPR will help you know what to do if there is an emergency.
Reading over the summer
Reading over the summer

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  • Some readers are late bloomers, but there is a lot that parents can do to help awaken a love of reading.
  • Put away the electronic devices and use time in the car or while waiting for reading.
  • Letting your children pick out what they want to read at the library increases the chances that they will read it.
  • Find books at your child's reading level.

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