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FDA recommends using non-flammable sunscreens

FDA experts said that you should add non-flammable sunscreen to your grilling grocery list this Fourth of July weekend.


Galveston County takes extra steps to protect beach goers July 4th weekend

Galveston officials are doing their best to protect and warn swimmers on July 4 to only swim where there are lifeguards on the beach.


Montgomery County Fire Marshal's Office

Montgomery Co. issues burn ban, fireworks restrictions

Montgomery County officials announced an outdoor burn ban and restrictions on fireworks are now in effect in response to the growing threat of wildfires in the area.


HCSO, kids team up for swimming lessons

Thousands of people around the globe took part in the world's largest swimming lesson in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record.


Keeping kids cool during hot summer camps

Heat and humidity can sneak up on kids, putting them in danger of heat exhaustion, or even heat stroke.


Taking action now against West Nile

Health officials are taking steps now to eliminate mosquito-breeding grounds in hopes of preventing a repeat of last year’s deadly summer.

Baseball helmet ratings

New standards to improve Little League baseball helmets

Equipment company Rawlings is rolling out an improved helmet rating system designed to better protect players from head injuries.


How to know child is old enough to be home alone

Find out how to make sure your children are safe when they are home alone.


What children should do in emergency

Many children are left home alone or with siblings or friends during the summer. There's a chance that something could go wrong when the parents aren't home.

kids broken bones

Summer means rise in ER visits for kids

During the summer, kids are out, being active and that could mean accidents and broken bones.

Summer of Safety

How to talk to children about danger at any age

When it comes to parents trying to warn their kids about danger, it might feel like talking to a wall. However, it is crucial that children not only hear but also understand your message.

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Water Safety Tips

  • Water Safety Tips From YMCA

    Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths among children ages 1 to 4. Learn more about water safety from the YMCA.

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