child safety

Society
8:07 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Holiday Shoppers Be Aware of Toy Hazards

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Black Friday is here and Cyber Monday is coming up, which means many consumers are holiday shopping or prepping their lists. University of Louisville pediatrician Heather Felton said those shopping for children should be aware of potential hazards. 

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Science
10:55 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Study: Detergent Pods Can Harm Children Who Play With Them

Laundry detergent makers recently introduced miniature packets, but doctors across the country say children are confusing the tiny, brightly colored packets with candy and swallowing them.
Pat Sullivan Associated Press

Originally published on Mon November 10, 2014 6:58 am

It's generally a good idea to have the number of the poison control center handy. That's an even better plan if you have laundry detergent and small children at home.

For decades, poison centers received many calls each year about children swallowing laundry detergent or getting it in their eyes. That problem has gotten worse due to new highly concentrated single-load liquid laundry detergent packets.

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Education
4:19 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Safety on the Spectrum: Awareness for Kids with Autism

For families with children who are living in the autism spectrum, routine safety awareness is even more important. Crissy Ramey of Families on the Spectrum speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about keeping potentially vulnerable kids safe. Hear the conversation:

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Education
11:54 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Fitness Games and Healthy Education at WOW Kids Fitness & Wellness Fair

Woodmen of the World hosts a Kids Fitness & Wellness Fair at Mid-Continent University's gymnasium on Saturday, March 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event features sports safety and first aid information, anti-drug and alcohol education, health screenings, story time, gardening demonstrations, healthy snacks, games and a Nintendo Wii and Wii Fit giveaway. WOW Community Outreach Manager Angela Hatton joins us on Sounds Good to tell us more. 

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Government
4:42 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Kentucky House Passes Booster Seat Legislation

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A bill that would increase safety requirements for minors in car booster seats has passed the Kentucky House.

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