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Girls Night Out to discuss summer home safety

POSTED: June 15, 2012 2:40 p.m.

With the summer season here, children spend more of their time in the home, be it on their own, or with a family member or care giver. Accidental poisonings, choking, suffocation, drowning and falls are all most likely to occur in a home setting, according to national statistics. In fact, falls account for more than a third of all fatal injuries.


Dr. Suzanne Clarke, a primary care physician from Effingham Family Medicine, will share simple steps to prevent accidents around the house and eliminate those obstacles and hazards that increase the risks of injuries.


Girls Night Out Summer Home Safety Strategies will be held June 26 from 7-9 p.m. at the Effingham Imaging Center, 110 Goshen Rd., Rincon.


Dr. Clarke will review an important safety checklist that covers everything from ingesting toxins, such as household cleaning products and even make-up, what to watch for when it comes to kids and kitchen appliances, and even the type of furniture that could be hazards for a head injury.


To help reduce the stress of women who worry about keeping the kids they care for safe, guests will be treated to a special presentation on the benefits of massage therapy by the experts from HJ Healing Hands.


Light refreshments and opportunities to win free gifts are always a part of the monthly Girls Night Out event. Reservations are not needed to attend Girls Night Out. For questions, call 826-1427 or 754-0421 or visit EffinghamHealth.org.

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