Keeping Halloween Safe Instead of Scary

I have fond memories of Halloween – dressing up in costumes, going trick-or-treating, and celebrating my Mom’s birthday. Yes, she was born on Halloween. Because she was always giving away candy at the front door, we always had pizza and pop for dinner and then candy for dessert. It didn’t get much better than that as a kid!

As an adult, Mom, and health practitioner, I see Halloween through a different lens.

  • Can my kids see okay when it starts getting dark?
  • Can motorists see my kids when it starts getting dark?
  • What if I run out of candy to give out?
  • If I run out of candy, will my house get tricked?
  • Will my patients young and old be able to participate in Halloween even if they are recovering from an injury?
  • Will someone require physical therapy because of some unfortunate accident on Halloween?

Although no one can prevent 100% of accidents, here are a few tips to stay safe and enjoy the treats this Halloween?

  • Wear reflective attire or glow sticks to be easily...
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