Awareness

Child Health & Safety News Roundup: 08-15-2016 to 08-21-2016

Child Health & Safety News Roundup: 08-15-2016 to 08-21-2016

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In this week’s Children’s Safety News: McDonald’s Happy Meal toy yanked out of restaurants after parents complain it’s not safe https://t.co/1jyznl0AZN  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... 

Community

The Facts about Iron Deficiency and Teen Girls

The Facts about Iron Deficiency and Teen Girls

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Only 60% of teenage girls have the recommended amount of iron in their diet. A lack of iron can make you feel tired, faint and breathless. It can also make it difficult to concentrate, which makes studying and taking exams more difficult. But it’s easy to get more iron into your diet. Registered dietitian Azmina Govindji explains why iron is so important for girls and young women, and how to get... 

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...