Child car heat deaths not unusually high this year

July 7, 2014

7/7/2014 USA TODAY – Lori Grisham Every summer, there are reports of people dying in hot vehicles. Young children are more vulnerable than adults: More than 70% of heatstroke deaths occur in children younger than age 2. Learn more: 2014-07-07-usatoday-heat

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It’s your brain’s fault: How any parent could forget their child in a hot car

7/7/2014 News Net 5 – Sarah Buduson Todd and Melody Costello know all too well how the brain’s habits can become destructive. On July 29, 2002, a change in their daily routine changed their lives. Learn more: 2014-07-07-newsnet5-costello-heat

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Oklahoma ranks high in heatstroke deaths of children left in vehicles

July 4, 2014

7/4/2014 Tulsa World – Casey Smith On average more than 35 children die each year from heatstroke suffered in vehicles, and the nightmare is only becoming more widespread. Learn more: 2014-07-04-tulsaworld-heat

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After Leaving A Child In A Car, ‘That Pain…Never Goes Away’ (VIDEO)

7/4/2014 CNN – Ashley Fantz Lyn Balfour promised her son, limp in her arms, that she would never let it happen to another parent. She vowed to her baby she would tell every mother, every father, everyone who has had the responsibility of caring for a child. That’s all she could do now. Learn more: 2014-07-04-cnn-balfour-heat

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Mother Warns Dangers of Leaving Kids in Cars

July 3, 2014

7/3/2014 – Colleen Quigley Non-profit Kids and Cars say every nine days a child dies from heat stroke inside a vehicle, a statistic Lyn Balfour knows all too well. “I was one of those parents that said no way, this could never happen to me,” said Balfour. Learn more: 2014-07-03-newsplex-balfour-heat

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Hospital: Simple technique can help prevent hot car deaths

July 2, 2014

7/2/2014 KMBC Chanel 9 News – Kisha Henry Kansas City’s St. Luke’s North Hospital has a technique it hopes parents will use to make sure their child is never forgotten inside a car. Learn more: 2014-07-02-kmbc-heat

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‘It will never happen to me’

7/2/2014 Lee’s Summit Journal – Toriano Porter The summer months often serves as a reminder for parents with young children: Look and double check infant car seats before locking the doors to your vehicle. Learn more: 2014-07-02-leessummitjournal-heat

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New law goes into effect to help save the lives of children trapped in hot cars

July 1, 2014

7/1/2014 WATE-TV – Stephen Beecken Authorities say the inside of a car can heat up and become deadly for a child in as little as 20 minutes. According to, children have suffered heatstroke inside cars when the outside temperature was 60 degrees. Learn more: 2014-07-01-watetv-heat

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SLNH Donation Aims to Reduce Heat-Related Death in Kids

7/1/2014 St. Lukes North Hospital Newsletter Learn more: 2014-07-01-StLukesNorth-newsletter

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Op-ed: Can parents really forget kids in cars?

June 30, 2014

6/30/2014 Dr. David Diamond, special to HLN How can loving, attentive parents have such an incomprehensible lapse of memory? To forget a child and leave him or her all day in a hot car seems unfathomable and, to many, unacceptable. Learn more: 2014-06-30-hln-drdiamond-heat

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