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CALIFORNIA SENATORS FIGHT TO STOP CHILDREN FROM BEING TAKEN FROM PARENTS AT BORDER

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo via Twitter

June 4, 2018 (San Diego) – Outrage is growing over revelations that the Trump administration has dramatically expanded the number of children being forcibly separated from their parents at the international border. On Friday, dozens o f protests were held in cities across the nation, NPR reports. The hashtag #familiesbelongtogether is trending on Twitter, showing thousands gathered at protests from Trump Towers to the nation’s capital.

CHILD POISONINGS PROMPT STATE TO PROPOSE LIMITS ON EDIBLE MARIJUANA PRODUCTS THAT RESEMBLE KIDS’ TREATS

 

By Miriam Raftery

May 21, 2017 (Sacramento) – California’s Public Health Department wants to limit the potency of edible marijuana products.  That’s because since recreational marijuana became legal after last year’s ballot initiative, emergency rooms are reporting children have been accidentally overdosing on cannabis-laced products such as cookies and candies, including gummy bears, lollipops and other items that look appealing to youngsters, CBS news in Sacramento reports.

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION RELEASES STRINGENT NEW LIMITS ON CHILDREN'S ADDED SUGAR CONSUMPTION

 

East County News Service

August 24, 2016 (Davis, Ca.) - With its new guidelines, the American Heart Association has definitively taken a stand against added sugars, stating that no child should consume more than six teaspoons – or 100 calories – worth a day.

HOW TO TALK TO CHILDREN ABOUT VIOLENT EVENTS

 

By Jose A. Alvarez, County of San Diego Communications Office

June 13, 2016 (San Diego's East County) - Anxiety. Fear. Sadness.

Events like the Orlando shooting can generate strong emotions, especially in children.

These emotions can last a few days or weeks. The County of San Diego’s Deputy Director for Behavioral Health Services, Dr. Piedad Garcia, offers some advice on how to talk to children–and how to cope in general—with violent events like this:

COUNTY ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST INTERGENERATIONAL COMMUNITIES

 
San Diego County is One of Five Nationally
 
March 27, 2012 (San Diego County) -- San Diego County has been named one of five winners of the inaugural America’s Best Intergenerational Communities Awards by MetLife Foundation and Generations United. San Diego County has long been recognized as a leader in intergenerational programs.

NATIONAL BURN AWARENESS WEEK – FEBRUARY 5 – 11

 
It Doesn’t Take a Fire to Burn a Child

 
February 8, 2012 (San Diego) -- Across California thousands of people are burned every year in fires and countless lives are lost, including young children. During the week of February 5 – 11, 2012, CAL FIRE is teaming up with fire departments across the country to highlight the fire risks and burn injury prevention during the winter months for National Burn Awareness Week. This year fire officials are focusing on the increased risk to children for burn injuries and offer safety tips to keep them protected from burn injuries.

LIGHT BRIDGE HOSPICE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION HOSTS 3RD ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE WALK AT LIBERTY STATION

 

October 5, 2011 (San Diego)--The LightBridge Hospice Community Foundation, which funds hospice services and special programs for patients and their loved ones, hosted its third annual Remembrance Walk on Sunday, October 2 at Liberty Station, drawing participants from East County and countywide.

14 INFANT DEATHS PROMPT CONSUMER WARNING ABUT SLING CARRIERS FOR BABIES

 

TWINS, PREEMIES, YOUNG BABIES & INFANTS WITH COLDS MOST AT RISK

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is advising parents and caregivers to be cautious when using infant slings for babies younger than four months of age. In researching incident reports from the past 20 years, CPSC identified and is investigating at least 14 deaths associated with sling-style infant carriers, including three in 2009. Twelve of the deaths involved babies younger than four months of age.