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Knowing what to expect when you need to take your child to the emergency room can help make it a little less stressful.

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Young kids love to explore their homes, but are unaware of the potential dangers. Learn how to protect them with our handy household safety checklists.

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Teaching your child how to use 911 in an emergency could be one of the simplest - and most important - lessons you'll ever share.

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Every parent should know how and when to administer CPR. Done correctly, CPR can save a child's life by restoring breathing and circulation until medical personnel arrive.

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How to Use 911

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What Happens in the Operating Room?

Surgeries and operations happen in the operating room, sometimes called the OR. Find out more in this article for kids.

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Going to the Hospital

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Scheduled for a hospital stay? Knowing what to expect can make it a little easier.

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