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December 2014 • #89
A Note from the Medical Editor
December 21st is the first day of winter. Will you and your family be ready?
Protect your kids from dangerous winter weatherand storms by making sure your household disaster plan is ready and all members of your family are familiar with how to contact one another in an emergency.
In this newsletter, we offer tips and precautions to keep your family safe and comfortable this winter.
~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor,
Featured Articles
Winter Storm Disasters: Facts for Families
Important tips to help your family prepare for a winter storm and stay safe during and after one. Go >
Fireplace Safety
Every type of fireplace (wood-burning, gas, or electric) poses a potential danger to children. Learn more. Go >
Bad Weather: Dangerous for All Drivers
When winter storms strike, do not drive unless necessary. Teen drivers are especially at risk. Here’s why. Go >
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Featured Tip
Don't overcompensate for the cold with too many layers. Being overheated ups the risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). In general, dress baby in no more than one extra layer than you would wear.
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