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Kids Health | July 2013

Have a Safe Summer! 

Summer is in full swing, and it’s all about safety this season, whether your family is enjoying a fun day at the beach, or a barbecue in your backyard! Check out these helpful reminders to ensure your little ones have a fun and safe summer. Don’t forget to check back on the CHOC Blog for more summer safety guidelines. Learn more.
CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital Teen Survives Life-Threatening Brain Injury
We learn how this remarkable patient survived a traumatic brain injury and now shares his experience with other patients and families in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, to encourage them and give them hope.
Prevent Backovers – What Parents Should Know
Most of us are often in a hurry, but before getting in a vehicle, all drivers, even those without children, should walk around their parked vehicles to check for children, or anything that could attract a child, such as a pet or toy. Sadly, thousands of children are killed or injured every year because a driver backing up didn’t see them.
Keep Your Family Safe From Foodborne Illness
Picnics, grilling, and enjoying good food al fresco with friends and family are in full swing. Unfortunately, cases of foodborne illness rise with rising temperatures. Each year about one in ten Americans has an illness caused by food. Here are a few tips to help keep your family safe.

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  • 2013 CHOC Walk in the Park: Registration Now Open
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