Health Is Vital

Health is taken for granted, until you can't any more. In this blog I hope to put down on paper some of the articles I come across and want to remember, about health. I will be personalizing these articles to apply to me. I am diabetic, over weight, have high blood pressure and tinnitus, so these are the things you will find here. I will include nutrition, exercise, and holistic health, and many other ideas. I work in the health profession, particularly mental health, and have an interest in suicide prevention; so these topics will also be covered in this blog. Please, if you are suffering reach out. Our county health and crisis line is 1-855-278-4204.

Monday, July 20, 2015

**Auto Safety and Children

Something we should never forget, and can always be reminded of, is keeping children around cars.  This pamphlet; put out by Valley Medical Center System does not focus on automobile accidents, but safety with regards to nontraffic incidents.  The most dangerous is backing over a child, followed by hyperthermia and then driving forward over a child.  Most of these accidents can be avoided with a little precaution.

 Part of the reason for these accidents is the blind spot behind a car.  This blind spot is greater for someone who is shorter.
Some safety tips from this pamphlet include: Walk all the way around a vehicle,
recruit another adult to watch children, teach children about the danger of parked cars, trim landscaping to allow clear sight, set the park brake every time, be sure your child is never forgotten in a vehicle.  

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