Guest Blog: 6 Tips For A Safe Halloween, From Dr. Xifaras!
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By Dr. Xifaras, MD – Tufts Medical Center

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  • Happy Halloween!

    Halloween is just around the corner, which means trick or treating!! This annual tradition is a favorite by many kids (and me). This year instead of filling your bags to the tippy top with candy, try and map out a longer walking route to fit in more physical activity without hitting every house on the block.

    Trick or treating tends to occur in the evening when it is dark out, so there are some safety issues to be concerned about. Let’s keep Halloween fun by following these safety tips for trick or treating:

    1. Carry a flashlight – to light your way and to also be seen by others

    2. Avoid dark costumes or use reflective tape so motorists can spot you

    3. Inspect the candy, don’t eat any candy that is not wrapped or looks to have been tampered with

    4. Have an adult accompany you

    5. Only go to homes you know

    6. Follow smart traffic safety by staying on the sidewalks

    Athena Xifaras, MD – Tufts Medical Center
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    2 Responses to “Guest Blog: 6 Tips For A Safe Halloween, From Dr. Xifaras!”

    1. Jacquelyn says:

      I think the tip of finding a longer walking route will help in less belly aches and more fun for the kids in costume since they get to keep them on longer

    2. Cure says:

      Thanks a lot for this healthy article!

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