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Hot Weather Safety Concerns for Children July 2013

Hot Weather Safety Concerns for Children

As temperatures climb, it is important to recognize that children’s bodies overheat easily and infants and children under age 4 are among those at greatest risk for heat-related illnesses.

2013 “Reading Makes Cent$” Sweepstakes July 2013

2013 “Reading Makes Cent$” Sweepstakes

Oklahoma 529 College Savings Plan to give two readers $2,529 college savings accounts.

Vote for Veterans Park in Moore! July 2013

Vote for Veterans Park in Moore!

Help Veterans Park in Moore recover from the recent tornado devastation! Coca-Cola's "Take It To the Park" search for America's Favorite Park is on, and Moore's Vertans Park is in the running for the grand prize—a $100,000 grant to help restore, rebuild or enhance activity areas in the park.

Fireworks Safety Tips June 2013

Fireworks Safety Tips

Fireworks and celebrations go together, especially during the Fourth of July. But fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burn and eye injuries. If fireworks are legal where you live and you decide to set them off on your own, we urge that you follow these important safety tips.

Postpartum Depression Screenings Available June 2013

Postpartum Depression Screenings Available

While up to 80 percent of moms experience some tearfulness, mood swings, and crying shortly after the birth of a baby—often called the “baby blues”—symptoms that get worse or last longer than two weeks may indicate postpartum depression.

It’s Tick Time!  Tips to Help Prevent Tickborne Diseases June 2013

It’s Tick Time! Tips to Help Prevent Tickborne Diseases

A warm spring and the onset of summer means Oklahomans are enjoying outdoor activities. But a bite from a tick could quickly put a damper on the fun. Here are helpful tips to prevent tick bites.

Six Tips for Gardening with Kids June 2013

Six Tips for Gardening with Kids

Whether you are a green thumb or a novice with little space to spare, you can grow a garden with your kids and have fun doing it! Here are six easy steps for your family to get their garden growing.

Understanding the Impact of Natural Disasters on Children May 2013

Understanding the Impact of Natural Disasters on Children

Sunbeam Family Services will host two, free community workshops on how to talk to children about natural disasters, specifically the tornadoes that have affected our community.

Healthy & Safe Swimming Precautions May 2013

Healthy & Safe Swimming Precautions

As Oklahomans gear up for a summer of fun activities on the water, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) encourages everyone to observe healthy swimming behaviors as they increase their physical activity and enjoy their leisure time.

Great Summer Reads for Little Ones May 2013

Great Summer Reads for Little Ones

We’ve heard so much about the summer slide for school-age kids and how we can keep our kids learning, but what about our smaller kids? There are plenty of opportunities to keep your youngest kids learning, too. Here are a few books to try!

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