Kids

Skin Care for Teens

Skin care for kids is pretty simple: keep clean and protected with a moisturizing sunscreen.

Puberty changes all that.

Teens experience varying degrees of acne, dry skin, as well as changes and variations in skin tone. It’s at this time that they’re also exposed to heavy marketing and peer pressure.

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Make Your Home Safer for Kids

Brother and sister jumping on a sofa.

Injuries are the leading cause of death for children in the United States, according to the CDC.

Many of these injuries happen at home, where we expect our families to be safest.

"Many parents just can't imagine it could happen to them, but it happens far too often," says Jill Lucas Drakeford, coordinator of Carilion Children's Safe Kids Southwest Virginia program

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It Only Takes a Moment to Prevent Poisoning

v=baby holding a bottle of cleaning solution

As we all are spending more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it means children could be exploring more than they normally do and getting around potentially dangerous items in the home. 

Nine out of 10 poisonings occur at home, and half of the 2 million calls to Poison Control involve children ages 5 and under. 

And with all of us using disinfectants and bleach every day, those substances are being left out for curious eyes to see and curious hands to reach for. 

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