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A Timely Warning about Heat, Kids and Cars from Carilion's Safe Kids Coalition

As the June temperatures climb, Carilion's Safe Kids Coalition reminds us that a child should NEVER be left alone in a vehicle for ANY reason, even for a "minute".  When the temperature is in the 60's, the temperature inside a car can rise to 110 in minutes, imagine what happens when the temperature is in the 80's or 90's! If you see an unattended child in a hot vehicle, call 911. Here's more information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital Promotes Healthy Food, Healthy People

Every Thursday afternoon, employees leaving Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital are greated by a row of tables brimming with fresh, locally grown produce, meat and eggs provided by Good Food Good People.  It is part of Carilion's employee wellness initiative, making it convenient to pick up healthy, local food. Employees from nearby Carilion office buildings and South Roanoke neighborhood residents also participate in the community market.

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Safe Swimming for the Summer

The pools are open and full of kids splashing and sliding into the water. Its important to remember a few basic rules to make sure they're safe while having fun. Carilion Clinic's Safe Kids Southwest Virginia has water safety and other important safety information. WDBJ's Jean Jadhon recently visited the pool at Carilion's Botetourt Athletic Club and spoke with Aquatics Manager Tyler Bradshaw about water safety. 

 

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