Awareness

Child Health & Safety News Roundup: Wk 48 “Tinder for Teens”

Child Health & Safety News Roundup: Wk 48 “Tinder for Teens”

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In this week’s Children’s Safety News: Top transportation safety officials say it’s time to put seat belts on all school buses https://t.co/2dOSUXfzer 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... 

Community

Understanding Asthma and How to Overcome Its Challenges

Understanding Asthma and How to Overcome Its Challenges

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According to the charity Asthma UK, one in five households has someone living with asthma. Nobody knows for sure what causes asthma, but we do know you’re more likely to develop it if you have a family history of asthma, eczema or other allergies. You’re twice as likely to develop asthma if your parents have it. Modern lifestyles, such as housing and diet, also may have contributed to... 

Innovations

The NuRoo Pocket:  Skin-to-Skin Closeness for Mom + Baby

The NuRoo Pocket: Skin-to-Skin Closeness for Mom + Baby

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My name is Hope Parish, and I fell in love with the practice of Skin-to-Skin after being introduced to the benefits by my nurse midwife following the birth of my third baby. I thought I was pretty savvy in terms of how to provide best care for baby, but yet I had never heard of holding baby Skin-to-Skin. I will forever be grateful to her for taking the time to walk me through the incredible value... 

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...