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It's a jungle out there: Help keep your patients safe from outdoor animal and weather hazards!

Playing outside is a long-held joy of childhood, but bugs and animals that can cause harm lurk in places where children are likely to be playing?including the lawn, the woods, and the playground. Dennis L. Murray, MD, professor of pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, offered preventive advice that you can share with parents during a seminar, "Keeping Children Safe in the Great Outdoors" Saturday at the 2006 AAP National Conference and Exhibition in Atlanta.