SC led the nation for kids dying in hot cars. It could happen to any parent, expert warns

July 18, 2019

BY CODY DULANEY JULY 18, 2019 05:00 AM, UPDATED 1 HOUR 23 MINUTES AGO Watch video interview with Erin Holley South Carolina led the nation in 2018 with six children dying in hot cars. Parents often feel shame, but experts say it could happen to anyone. BY NICOLE L. CVETNIC / MCCLATCHY How could anyone accidentally leave a […]

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Children’s book puts tough message into tiny hands, and it was inspired by one couple’s tragic loss

July 9, 2019

by Jerry McLeod | Today at 7:06 a.m.0COMMENTS Photo by Cary Jenkins, Democrat-Gazette Thomas Cooper Naramore died tragically on July 24, 2015, but his memory will live on through a new children’s board book. Not Even a Minute: A Story About Preventing Hot Car Heatstroke, written by Sarah Tollett and Joe Schaffner, who also did the illustrations, was […]

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North Texas Couple Whose Son Survived Being Left In Hot Car Fights For Mandatory Technology To Prevent Tragedy

July 5, 2019

By Gilma AvalosJuly 5, 2019 at 7:24 pm Watch video report at : https://cbsloc.al/2FQqOi3  DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Most parents believe leaving their child locked in a hot car could never happen to them… until it does. It happened to Eric Stuyvesant. “To this day I can’t fathom how I would’ve left him in that car,” he said. […]

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Bill would require warning for children left in hot cars as number of deaths rises

July 1, 2019

By MATTHEW VANN  Jul 1, 2019, 5:38 PM ET WATCH What happens to your body in a hot car? As summer temperatures rise, car safety advocacy groups hoping to draw attention to hot car deaths will be aided by a bill intended to equip new vehicles with technology that detects sleeping children in hot cars. The HOT CARS Act […]

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Too Many Children Die in Sweltering Cars, and a New Push Aims to Find a Fix

June 6, 2019

By Paul Stenquist, The New York Times, June 6, 2019 Late last month, at a news conference in Washington, Miles Harrison tearfully related how he had caused the death of his son, Chase, in 2008. He was there to promote the Hot Cars Act of 2019, but he had told this story many times before: to […]

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After losing a child, a Cape Coral family wants to help prevent future tragedies

May 23, 2019

It’s a little device with a big purpose. Wednesday, May 22nd 2019, 7:08 PM EDT Watch video report: https://www.nbc-2.com/clip/14829365/after-losing-a-child-a-cape-coral-family-wants-to-help-prevent-future-tragedies CAPE CORAL, Fla. – It’s a little device with a big purpose. Payton’s Charm uses the latest in aerospace technology to help protect children from being left in hot vehicles. Payton’s Charm detects life in a vehicle, […]

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OPINION: Toddler’s death in hot car calls for compassion, not outrage

May 13, 2019

ByJulie MacLellan – May 13, 2019 There are no words. There are no words for the ache in every parent’s heart when they read a headline about a child dying in a hot car. There are no words for that deep, sinking feeling that hits you right in the gut when the thought jumps into your mind: What […]

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Hot-car deaths can reflect a brain malfunction

May 1, 2019

By David Leibowitz, Tribune Columnist, Apr 30, 2019 “A horrific death like this strikes me not as criminally negligent parenting, but as an unusually tragic malfunction of the brain.” She was 18 months old, the news stories tell us, the daughter of married parents in their mid-thirties. She perished on a warm April Monday afternoon […]

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Parents’ Guide to Sleep

March 12, 2019

February 4, 2019 Author: Purple Staff Being a parent of a newborn can be one of the most rewarding times of your life. Smelling milk on baby’s lips, feeling the warmth of baby nestled in your arms — but also, scooping up your hungry, impatient little one every 2-3 hours for feedings and care. No […]

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Hot car deaths: Study describes psychological and neural basis of how people make fatal errors

March 5, 2019

Reviewed by James Ives, MPsychMar 5 2019 More than 50 children died in hot cars in 2018, making it the deadliest year on record. Many of the cases involve parents who unknowingly left a child behind, often for an entire day. University of South Florida Psychology Professor David Diamond has studied this phenomenon for over a […]

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