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Tips to Protect against heat stroke

Preventing Heatstroke in Children

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Temperatures are soaring here in the Old Pueblo and while our little Tucsonans can be tough tykes, they’re still susceptible to extreme heat and succumbing to heatstroke, more so than most adults. Why are kids more susceptible to heat? Children’s smaller mass to surface area ratio children can lose fluid more quickly than adults and become dehydrated. Children also have a…

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Governor Brewer says yes to expanded child-restraint legislation

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Yesterday Governor Brewer signed House Bill 2154, sponsored by Rep. Nancy McLain, R-Bullhead City, and with that Arizona joined 47 other states that help protect children passengers by requiring booster seats for those 5 to 7 years old. The law requires children from 5 to 7 years of age who are shorter than 4 feet 10 inches to be in a child-restraint…

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Take Action – Stopping Whooping Cough in its Tracks.

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“They think it’s pertussis,” my colleague managed to spit out between coughing fits. Heavily pregnant, my due date within weeks, I couldn’t remember when I’d last had a booster vaccine. What would it mean for my newborn baby if I was infected with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough? I moved away from the group quickly, beyond angry  at being…

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