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December 2011 • #21
A Note from the Medical Editor

Whether they’re building a snowman, drinking hot cocoa, or hitting the slopes, the winter season is filled with outdoor activities for children (and parents) to enjoy. However, young children and infants tend to lose body heat quickly when exposed to cold without adequate protection. Parents, remember to limit your children’s playtime outside dress your children appropriately when having fun outside. Check out these featured articles to stay informed on preventive measures to keep you and your children safe and healthy this winter season.

Happy Holidays!

~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor,

Featured Articles
Chillin’ With Winter Safety
Kids love playing outside in the winter, especially in the snow! Here's how you can keep them safe, warm and healthy through the coldest months of the year. Go >
Skiing and Snowboarding
Hitting the slopes this winter? Here’s what you need to know to reduce your child’s risk of a skiing or snowboarding injury. Go >
Holiday Safety (Audio)
Listen and learn valuable tips to keep your family safe and healthy when traveling this holiday season.  Go >
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