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  • Sled Safety

    Sled Safety

    The National Safety Council provides the following safety tips to prevent sledding accidents in children: Before use of any sled or toboggan, parents should carefully inspect them for any broken parts or sharp pieces. Children who are 8 years old or younger...

     
  • Shopping Cart Safety

    Shopping Cart Safety

    According to a new policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), “Shopping Cart-Related Injuries to Children”, more than 24,000 children were treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms for shopping cart-related injuries in 2005. Most of these injuries occurred...

     
  • Secondhand Smoke

    Secondhand Smoke

    What is Secondhand Smoke? Secondhand smoke (SHS), also known as Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS), consists of exhaled smoke from smokers and side stream smoke from the burning end of a cigarette, cigar or pipe. Secondhand smoke contains more than 4000...

     
  • School Bus Safety Tips

    School Bus Safety Tips

    Back to school means back on the bus for many children travelling to and from school. School bus transportation is safe. In fact, buses are safer than cars. Even so, last year, over 20 students were killed and another 9,000...

     
  • Safety tips to prevent drowning

    Safety tips to prevent drowning

    Question of the Day / Subject: Drowning Q: We have a swimming pool at our home and have kids swimming in it almost daily. Can you provide me with some safety tips on how to prevent drowning? A: As with so many other...

     
  • Preventing infection

    Preventing infection

    Why does my child get so many colds or other infections? This is a common question of parents, especially if their child is in day care. It is normal for young children to have six to eight upper respiratory tract...

     
  • Poison Prevention

    Poison Prevention

    Because of young children’s curiosity and their unique behavioral patterns (e.g., hand to mouth activity) it is not surprising that over half of the 2 million cases of poisonings reported to poison control centers each year involve children less than...

     
  • Other Emergencies

    Other Emergencies

    This section of the website will include various childhood health issues and medical and surgical emergencies that do not fit neatly into one of the other categories. Some-threatening, and they can be treated at home or in the pediatrician’s office. However, it’s...

     
  • Newborn care

    Newborn care

    If you just recently came home with a newborn child from the hospital and are feeling excited, scared and more scared – well then you are very normal and came to the right place. Been there twice and believe that...

     
  • Other Resources

    Other Resources

    Childhood Health-related Links Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta http://www.choa.org/default.aspx Early Insights A website focused on maximizing communication skills and a healthy lifestyle http://earlyinsights.com/about.htm National Health Observances http://www.healthfinder.gov/library/nho/nho.asp Needle-Pain-Management.com The site covers new methods, studies, and scientific research on acute pain relief...