Awareness

Child Health & Safety News 5/22: Child Drowning Myths vs. Reality

Child Health & Safety News 5/22: Child Drowning Myths vs. Reality

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In this week’s Child Safety News: Senators Seek Improved In-Flight Child Safety – critical care gap you may not know about bit.ly/2rqREHn Welcome to Pediatric Safety’s weekly “Child Health & Safety News Roundup”- a recap of the past week’s child health and safety news headlines from around the world. Each day we use social media to communicate relevant and timely health... 

Community

My Transgender Daughter, Nicki: A Story of Suffering and Survival

My Transgender Daughter, Nicki: A Story of Suffering and Survival

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Sharon has a teenage daughter who is transgender. She describes how Nicki was born in a male body but felt from a very young age that she should have been a girl. “When my child Nick was about two, I realised that he wasn’t playing with toys that I expected a boy to play with. He was interested in dolls and girly dressing-up clothes. At that age, it doesn’t really matter. You just think... 

Innovations

Kids Can Fidget in a Vidget: Seats that Inspire Natural Movement

Kids Can Fidget in a Vidget: Seats that Inspire Natural Movement

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Healthy movement. Healthy learning. Healthy minds. Healthy spaces. As I explored many different topics for my MFA Thesis in Industrial Design at RIT back in 2009, my mind and soul kept taking me back to my childhood experiences and how connected I was to the mystery of nature. Living in a rental property in an urban area, I didn’t grow up around fields of green grass but what I did have, I treasured.... 

Involvement

Finally – Safe Transport for Kids in Ambulances…Thanks NHTSA!

Finally – Safe Transport for Kids in Ambulances…Thanks NHTSA!

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In 2008 the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) convened a working group of representatives from the American Academy of Pediatrics, Emergency Medical Services for Children, the American Ambulance Association, and other key organizations and started a project called “Solutions to Safely Transport Children in Emergency Vehicles”. Finally a long-standing problem was being recognized...