Tag - safety

Open water: 7 ways to safer swims

Summer getaways often take families to the open waters for refreshing fun. “But, just like pools – ponds, lakes and beaches can be dangerous, especially for children, if you don’t follow some important guidelines,” said Dr. Natalie Lane, medical...

8 tips for better toy shopping

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Christmas is a magical season for children. Visions long ago may have included sugarplums. Today’s children are likely dreaming of toys, toys and more toys. “Childhood is one of the most important and exciting times of life. This is...

6 tricks to keep Halloween a treat

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The trick to making Halloween a treat is being prepared, experts say. “The number one rule is plan, plan, plan,” says Carla Allen, a senior staff nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital of Georgia and an...

Avoid flip-flop fiascos

AUGUSTA, Ga. – A casual summer staple, flip-flops are popular with men, women and kids – especially for outside activities. But before slipping on these warm weather favorites, be sure you know the appropriate way to wear this type of shoe, advises...

10 Ways to Reduce Your Skin Cancer Risk

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Warmer days are here, encouraging outdoor activities such as swimming, walking, gardening, or even just being outside to soak up the sunshine. But exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays is the leading cause of skin cancer, says Dr...

Employee struck in crosswalk highlights need for care

This morning, a GRU employee was struck by a car while crossing Laney Walker Boulevard. The individual is doing well—for which we are all grateful—but this accident serves as a reminder for all of us to exercise great care while traveling on and...

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