Posts Categorized: Children

Should my baby wear a mask?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 2 years old and older wear a cloth face covering that covers their nose and mouth when they are out in the community. UofL Hospital’s Center for Women & Infants reminds parents that cloth face coverings should NOT be put on babies or children younger…
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Keeping connected with family during COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused many events where families would have traditionally gathered have been either cancelled, rescheduled, or heavily modified to fit within the guidelines. Even though your family can’t gather as they normally would during summer, here are a few simple ways to stay connected to them: Set up weekly face-to-face calls Modern technology has…
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How to avoid passing COVID-19 to your baby

You didn’t expect to bring your newborn home during a pandemic. So, what should you do if you or someone in your family starts having symptoms of COVID-19? If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have tested positive, you can take the following steps to avoid passing the infection to your baby: Have…
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Fireworks are risky; here’s how to stay safe

Thousands of people suffer firework-related injuries each year, with 90% of those injuries happening between June 16 and July 16. The most common firework-related injuries doctors at UofL Hospital see each year impact the eyes, face, hands and fingers. The injuries can range from minor burns to death. UofL Hospital is home to the only…
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