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Preventing Child Heatstroke Deaths

It’s Up to Us All In an earlier post , I addressed the common and dangerous misconception that children lost to heatstroke in hot cars are being left behind intentionally. We know that these incidents most often occur when a child is mistakenly left alone in a vehicle or gains access to a vehicle when […]

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Dr. Cannon’s Story: Living for Brett

My story started several months before I was born. My parents were living in Colorado in a log cabin on a big, picturesque ranch. They had one son named Brett. He was an amazing little guy, very energetic, thoughtful and insightful. His one big goal in life was to have a younger brother. He asked […]

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Zach’s Story: Think. Ride. Live.

Zach is a 14-year-old boy who loves to ride his age-appropriate ATV and wears his helmet. He and his friends were riding together as usual when Zach turned his ATV over in a ditch. They managed to get back to his friend’s house. Zach was taken to the emergency room at their local hospital and […]

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Celebrate EMS for Children

Each year, the federal Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program partners with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to celebrate Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. The Wednesday within the week-long celebration is designated as EMS for Children Day or EMSC Day. In 2016, National EMS Week is May 15-21 and EMS for Children […]

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Distracted Driving Causes Thousands of Car Accidents

When distractions such as phone calls, emails and text messages cause a driver to take their eyes off of the road, it can result in motor vehicle accidents. Distracted Driving is a serious safety issue that causes thousands of accidents every year in the United States. Operating a motor vehicle requires a driver’s full and […]

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