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Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Young Athletes

The leading cause of death among young athletes is not head injury or trauma during sports, but sudden cardiac arrest.

Six healthy things to do in September

Six healthy things to do in September

September 2015 | Primary Care

When summer ends and school begins, it can be a difficult transition for parents and kids. Here are a few things to help your family sail through September in good health.

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Water Safety

Water Safety: Tips for Kids and Adults

June 2015 | Primary Care | Alex Quistberg

Taking precautions around water is important for people of all ages. UW Medicine provides tips to stay safe while swimming and boating this summer.

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Prevent Window Falls

Prevent Window Falls

June 2015 | Primary Care

More than 30 children were treated for injuries related to window falls at Harborview Medical Center last year. A few simple precautions can keep your kids safe around windows.

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Summer safety 101

Summer Safety 101

June 2015 | Primary Care | Brian D Johnston

Summer risks are especially great when the warm weather hits. Whether swimming or watching the fireworks, stay safe with advice from the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center.

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Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving

Tips to Avoid Distracted Driving

June 2015 | Primary Care | Beth Ebel

Driving while talking on a cellphone or texting can be as dangerous as driving drunk. Learn how to be less distracted while driving.

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Six Tips to Stay Safe in the Wilderness

Six Tips to Stay Safe in the Wilderness

June 2015 | Primary Care | Andrew Luks

Stay safe on your next adventure into the wild by planning ahead, anticipating what might go wrong and taking steps to prepare for it.

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ATVs Pose a Safety Threat to Children

ATVs Pose a Safety Threat to Children

August 2014 | Primary Care | Monica Shanta Vavilala

Children are at a high risk for injury when using all-terrain vehicles. But the risk can be lowered by following safety recommendations from UW Medicine.

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