Awareness

Child Health & Safety News Roundup: 11-10-2014 to 11-16-2014

Child Health & Safety News Roundup: 11-10-2014 to 11-16-2014

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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 Twitter and Facebook to communicate relevant and timely health and safety information to the parents, medical professionals and other caregivers who follow us. Occasionally we may miss something, but we think... 

Community

Asthma in Children: Jordan’s story

Asthma in Children: Jordan’s story

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Jordan McCarthy-Simmonette, 10 when interviewed, was diagnosed with asthma when he was five. He and his mum Karen explain how they’ve coped with his condition. Karen on Jordan’s asthma: “We found out that Jordan was asthmatic when he was five. He would regularly wake up during the night with a cough, which disturbed his sleep. “Our GP did a few tests and thought he had asthma. We... 

Innovations

The Kurbo Program: Healthy Weight Mgmt for Kids and Teens

The Kurbo Program: Healthy Weight Mgmt for Kids and Teens

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The growth of childhood obesity in the United States is staggering.  We have now reached a point where 1 out of 3 kids are overweight or obese. My name is Joanna Strober and my son was one of those kids struggling with weight. As a mother, concerned about my child’s health and well being, I set out on a mission to find help. I was searching for a tool, something that could easily fit into my son’s... 

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...