Sun Risk Management Blog
Live Well, Work Well – October 2016
Prevent Backpack-related Injuries
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 5,000 children under the age of 19 suffered backpack-related injuries last year. The vast majority of these injuries were caused by overloaded and incorrectly fitted backpacks.
While you may not have complete control over the weight of your child’s backpack, you can purchase a well-fitting, comfortable backpack. When shopping for a backpack, search for:
Purchasing a good backpack for your child is just the first step in preventing backpack-related injuries. Be sure to encourage them to always use both straps when carrying their backpacks and to only pack what is absolutely necessary to carry.
Halloween Safety Tips
For some Americans, Halloween is one of the most anticipated holidays. Unfortunately, it can also be rather dangerous. Use the following suggestions to help keep your child safe this year.
Costume Safety Tips
Trick-or-treating Safety Tips
For more tips on how to celebrate Halloween safely, click here.
PERFECT PUMPKIN PANCAKES
2 cups flour
6 tsp. brown sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1¼ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. salt
½ cup canned pumpkin
1¾ cup low-fat milk
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
Makes: 12 servings
Nutritional Information (per serving)
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths for women in the United States. Top risk factors include getting older, race and family history of breast cancer, which are things you cannot change.
Regardless of your personal risk factors, you can use these prevention strategies to reduce your risk of breast cancer:
In general, living a healthy lifestyle can help lower your risk of developing cancer and increase your chances of surviving cancer. If you are concerned about your personal risk of developing breast cancer, call or visit your doctor.
For more information on risk factors, prevention tips and breast cancer screening, visit www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/.