Safety

From the second our babies are born we will do anything to protect them. Ideas and tips to help keep your kids safe from infant to teen.

Today's children are spending an average of seven hours a day on entertainment media, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. How do you protect their growing bodies and minds, and what amounts of screen time are safe? Our expert weighs in. Playing video games may seem like a...

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Posted on January 19, 2017

Don’t forget safety when making your holiday to-do lists. Avoid potential accidents and fire hazards by taking some quick and easy steps. Enjoy a holiday that’s merry and bright. Follow a few simple safety rules to ensure that you and yours usher in a safe and healthy New Year. Oh,...

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Posted on December 1, 2016

A study released in August showed 90 percent of parents don’t follow safe sleep guidelines with...

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Posted on November 30, 2016

Do you need a refresher course on how to drive safely in winter weather conditions? We’ve...

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Posted on November 23, 2016

Statistics show that use of helmets has reduced skiing and snowboarding head injuries up to 50...

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Posted on November 22, 2016

It’s time again for your annual flu shot, and this year, the Centers for Disease Control and...

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Posted on October 27, 2016

Halloween’s right around the corner, and while you’re prepping pumpkins for...

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Posted on October 27, 2016

If you’re a parent, you know how scary it can be when your child gets sick — especially in...

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Posted on October 25, 2016

Can you really avoid colds and flu this season with simple hand-washing?  Amy McCombs,...

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Posted on October 19, 2016

Car seats are not set-it-and-forget-it: There are adjustments to make throughout the time your...

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Posted on October 11, 2016

Did you know two out of every three child car seats are installed incorrectly? It’s national...

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Posted on September 19, 2016

Renown Health and the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) have announced an...

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Posted on September 13, 2016

Protect yourself, your family and the community by getting a flu shot this year. Renown Health...

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Posted on September 9, 2016

Northern Nevada is home to some of the most gorgeous and pristine lakes in the country — but...

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Posted on September 2, 2016

Competitive Snowboarder Kaiya Quintieri, 13, a member of the Northstar snowboard...

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Posted on August 31, 2016

As you help your college student prepare for their upcoming semester — buying books and clothes,...

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Posted on August 25, 2016

Young Children under 4 and adults over 65 are especially vulnerable to heat exhaustion. Avoid...

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Posted on August 24, 2016

Infants and young children die from vehicular heat stroke each year. Learn what you can do to...

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Posted on August 12, 2016

Warm evenings outdoors are an enjoyable way to wrap up the day.  But remember, it’s also...

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Posted on August 11, 2016

Each year 5,000 kids visit the ER due to backpack-related injuries. And 14,000 are treated for...

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Posted on August 2, 2016

Bug bites are a summer bummer. Although they’re common in the warmer months, bites are...

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Posted on July 7, 2016

Summer! Time to head outside with the family and enjoy the weather and everything the Truckee...

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Posted on June 14, 2016

As Bethany Sexton, mother, wife and Renown Health System vice president, prepared for the birth of...

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Posted on May 17, 2016

A Safe Kids Worldwide report uncovers the scope of poisoning risks and offers solutions for...

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Posted on May 11, 2016