Prevention Tools and Programs

Unintentional, preventable injuries are the leading killer of children in the United States. Unfortunately, more children die from injuries that could have been prevented than from all diseases combined. Whether you are a parent, educator, coach or caregiver, knowing how to keep your environment safe could save the life of a child. The following resources, programs and information are designed to educate you on safe practices to prevent unnecessary injuries.

Norton Prevention & Wellness provides information and programs to keep your family safe and prevent injuries, including:

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How to prevent strep throat

When your child comes down with strep throat, you may be inclined to think, “Who’s next?” That doesn’t have to be the case. While this illness can be passed easily from one person to another, […]

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Antibiotics: Why your pediatrician may not prescribe them

Your child is in the pediatrician’s office with a fever, and you find yourself asking why the doctor didn’t prescribe an antibiotic. Or, you wonder what’s the harm in trying an antibiotic? Antibiotics are just […]

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How to help your child with grief after a celebrity death

Children, especially younger ones, process grief in different ways. Grief is not a feeling that we reserve solely for our loved ones; we also experience grief at the passing of people with whom we feel […]

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How long does the cold virus live on surfaces?

Cold viruses can survive on indoor surfaces for up to seven days, but are infectious only for about 24 hours. Generally, they last longer on hard, nonporous surfaces such as plastic or stainless steel. The […]

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Family wellness New Year resolutions

Just 8% of New Year’s resolutions are met, and 80 percent are abandoned by the end of January. How can you make resolutions stick? Make resolutions together as a family: Discuss goals and strategies, and […]

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How to prevent strep throat

When your child comes down with strep throat, you may be inclined to think, “Who’s next?” That doesn’t have to be the case. While this illness can be passed easily from one person to another, […]

Read Full Story

Antibiotics: Why your pediatrician may not prescribe them

Your child is in the pediatrician’s office with a fever, and you find yourself asking why the doctor didn’t prescribe an antibiotic. Or, you wonder what’s the harm in trying an antibiotic? Antibiotics are just […]

Read Full Story

How to help your child with grief after a celebrity death

Children, especially younger ones, process grief in different ways. Grief is not a feeling that we reserve solely for our loved ones; we also experience grief at the passing of people with whom we feel […]

Read Full Story

How long does the cold virus live on surfaces?

Cold viruses can survive on indoor surfaces for up to seven days, but are infectious only for about 24 hours. Generally, they last longer on hard, nonporous surfaces such as plastic or stainless steel. The […]

Read Full Story

Family wellness New Year resolutions

Just 8% of New Year’s resolutions are met, and 80 percent are abandoned by the end of January. How can you make resolutions stick? Make resolutions together as a family: Discuss goals and strategies, and […]

Read Full Story

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