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Focus on Celebrating Summer Safely
June 2016 | Issue No. 126
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The 4th of July means fun, families, food, and fireworks! For a safe holiday, take precautions to protect everyone in the family from serious burns and injuries.
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By: Tanya Altmann, MD, FAAP
Important Tip: 
If a child is missing, always check the pool first, and then the car, including the trunk! 
Animal Safety:
616_dog_flag.jpgHere are some suggestions to talk over with your kids about protecting themselves from animal attacks:
  • Do not pet or otherwise disturb an animal that is sleeping or eating.
  • Do not tease or abuse an animal.
  • Never pet an unfamiliar animal. Also, be cautious about touching puppies or kittens within view of their mother.
  • If your children are approached by an unfamiliar animal, remind them not to run and to avoid making direct eye contact. It is best to slowly back away and avoid sudden movements while still keeping the animal within view.
See Safety Around Animals for more information.
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