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The Checkup Archive: Injury prevention

FDA: Sleep positioning devices dangerous for babies

The federal government is warning parents against using devices designed to keep their babies sleeping on their backs, saying they can actually increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome instead of preventing it.

By Rob Stein  | September 29, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  FDA, Infant health, Injury prevention, Kids' health, Motherhood, Parenting, Sleep  
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Local drownings highlight need for water-safety lessons

The sad news of last Thursday's swimming-pool drowning of a Prince George's County boy and his uncle serves as a sobering reminder that the only way to keep kids -- and adults -- safe around water is to teach them basic swimming skills.

By Jennifer LaRue Huget  | July 26, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Family Health, Injury prevention, Kids' health, Teens  
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