Safety

When it comes to safety, the best protection is knowledge. Learn what you need to know to keep your whole family safe.

Tips for Frostbite Prevention

Everyone is susceptible to frostbite but children are at greater risk than adults because they lose heat from their skin faster. Making matters worse, children may ignore how cold and uncomfortable they are just to keep having fun. Preventing Frostbite Frostbite can attack when temperatures are below freezing. Wind and… Read more »

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Safety in Youth Sports Act – Part 2

The Safety in Youth Sports Act, which provides new guidelines and standards for managing concussions and traumatic brain injuries in student athletes, was introduced to coaches and team across Pennsylvania in 2012. Erin Reynolds, PsyD, a clinical neuropsychologist at the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program, previously discussed the specifics of the… Read more »

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Hand Washing vs. Hand Sanitizer

Every day we come into contact with viruses and bacteria, and in the peak of cold and flu season, it’s more important than ever to follow proper hand hygiene to stay healthy. When it comes to cleaning our hands, we have two effective options, hand washing and hand sanitizer. When… Read more »

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Let It Snow! 9 Tips for Shoveling Safely

Now that the winter snow has made its way to Pittsburgh, it is important to recognize safe practices for shoveling your snow. Although it can be great exercise, shoveling snow can also pose some serious health risks including sore muscles, lower back pain, exhaustion, and even heart attacks. Get a… Read more »

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