Car crashes are the number one killer of children under 12 in the US.

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Dr. Karen Duncan, Grady physician, board certified pediatrician, and mom - knows just how important it is to protect children in the car. Her advice:

"Make sure your child is in a child safety seat EVERY TIME. Car, van, or truck - doesn't matter. If the vehicle moves and it's traveling on a public road, street, or highway in Georgia, a child under the age of 8 needs to be in a child safety seat that is appropriate for their weight and height. And ALWAYS in the BACK seat."

So parents set a good example. Make sure everyone buckles up every time.

And just as safety on the road should be a priority, so should keeping your child and family healthy. The best way to do that is to schedule regular check-ups with a family physician, like the physicians at Grady's six Primary Care Centers.

Conveniently located in Fulton and DeKalb, Grady's Primary Care Centers offer a variety of services, from well-baby check-ups, to child and adolescent care, to adult and even geriatric medicine.

Grady is best known for its premier Level 1 Trauma Center, its top rated Burn Center and The Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center - a Joint Commission designated Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center. But Grady is also one of Metro Atlanta's leading providers of Primary Care, providing quality services for thousands of families every year.

For more than 120 years, Grady has been a cornerstone of healthcare in Atlanta, the region and the state. Find out more about our services at www.gradyhealth.org.

Atlanta can't live without Grady.

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