Posts Tagged: pediatrics

TV tip-overs pose danger for children

As Super Bowl fans around the world prepare for one of the biggest television viewing events of the year, child safety advocates are urging parents and caregivers to look at their TV in a different way: as a serious injury threat. Injuries and deaths from TV tip-overs happen more often than people might think, and…
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Children need special care in cold weather

Children exposed to extreme cold for too long and without warm, dry, breathable clothing can get frostbite or life-threatening hypothermia. Children are more at risk from the cold than adults. Because their bodies are smaller, they lose heat more quickly. Here are tips for how to handle frostbite and hypothermia in little ones: Frostbite: Frostbite happens when…
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Choosing safe gifts for kids this holiday season

Do you know what toys are safe for a child? As an adult, sometimes it’s hard to tell. A toy might not look dangerous to you, but hazards may lurk for children. In recent years, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has created a robust toy safety system, requiring testing by independent, third-party laboratories around…
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Dental check-ups, part of back-to-school routine

Buying school supplies is one of many important tasks on the to-do list when preparing kids for a successful 2017-18 school year. Getting health check-ups, including dental screenings or exams also should top the list. Tooth decay can be painful if left untreated, and painful teeth will affect a child’s performance in school. I encourage…
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Mosquitoes can bring illness with the itching

Mosquitoes are as much a part of summertime as hot temperatures and outdoor picnics. But parents should be aware that preventing mosquito bites in children is important for their long-term health. Besides making your kids uncomfortable, mosquito bites can cause an allergic reaction in some children, resulting in welts, lesions, bruises, a burning, itching sensation…
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