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Buckyballs Go Bye-Bye (and Other Small Things to Avoid Swallowing)

Really, everyone has some sort of story from childhood that involves ingesting some small inedible thing that they should have kept far from their mouth. I have a relative that, as a young child, stuc…

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8 First Aid Emergencies and the Myths That Make Them Worse

Health Watch Center via DivineCaroline Emergencies don't come with warning bells. They strike at unexpected moments and your response, or lack thereof, could determine how things come out in th…

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10 Food Items With the Largest Choking Risk for Children

I can still remember the flavor, a synthetic, buttery and sugary confection that was velvet-like and somewhat cloying, and I can still remember the terror of having this benign sweetness blocking …

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Buying Safe Christmas Toys

Lawn darts--one of the more memorable Christmas gifts I received as a child. My brothers and I started our first game on a small field. We tried to throw the lawn darts into a small plastic hoop a f…

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