How to Prevent Heat-Related Illnesses in Children this Summer


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Put an End to Hot Car Deaths
Every 8 days, across the United States, a child dies while unattended in a hot car. It only takes a few minutes for a car to heat up and become deadly to a child inside. Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and SafeKids have teamed up to launch the “Please Don’t Leave Me” campaign which will provide parents and caregivers across South Florida with helpful tips in an effort to prevent these tragedies.
Heat Protection Tips
Most heat-related deaths occur during the summer, people should be aware of who is at greatest risk and what actions can be taken to prevent a heat-related illness or death.
 

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Nicklaus Children's Hospital recognized as a NYSS Champion to Promote Participation in Youth Sports
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