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Halloween safety tips

Halloween-related injuries may involve

(1) eye abrasions from sharp objects attached to masks or costumes,
(2) skin irritations or rashes from decorative face paints or creams, and
(3) burns from flammable costumes ignited by open flames from items such as candles andjack-o'-lanterns. CPSC is releasing safety suggestions for consumers to ward off injury-demons by making this ghoulish holiday a safe and happy one.

Trust your instincts - report child abuse at this toll free number 1-800-4-A-CHILD

Toll free number to report abuse and information to recognize the warning signs: 1-800-4-A-CHILD.

A recorded message will tell you to press or say "one" to talk to a hotline crisis counselor.  This is the option to choose if you:

* need help and want to talk to a counselor
* have questions about child abuse
* want to know where to report suspected or known abuse in your community, or
* want a referral to an agency near you

The recording will give you two other options:

Sex offender registration and community notification internet access

The best source of information on the registered sex offenders in your community is quite often your local sheriff's office police department. If a Website does not represent your community, you should check with local law enforcement. Click on the link to find a list of the most recent updated online information regarding registered sex offenders.

Learn the warning signs of juvenile diabetes

Knowing the Warning Signs for Type 1 Diabetes Could Save A Child's Life:

Warning Signs of Type 1 Diabetes (these may occur suddenly)
* Extreme thirst
* Increased appetite
* Frequent urination
* Sudden weight loss
* Sudden vision changes
* Drowsiness, lethargy
* Sugar in urine
* Heavy, labored breathing
* Fruity, sweet, or wine-like odor on breath
* Stupor, unconsciousness

If your child exhibits one or more of these symptoms, call a doctor immediately.