Awareness

Child Health & Safety News 5/14: Trump Requests $7B CHIP Cut

Child Health & Safety News 5/14: Trump Requests $7B CHIP Cut

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In this week’s Child Health News: FDA expands approval of Gilenya as treament for multiple sclerosis specifically for adolescent and pediatric patients bit.ly/2Iama1n  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... 

Community

Can I Get Pregnant Right After My Period? Teens Need to Know

Can I Get Pregnant Right After My Period? Teens Need to Know

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Yes, although it is not very likely. If you have sex without using contraception, you can conceive (get pregnant) at any time during your menstrual cycle, even during, or just after, your period. You can also get pregnant if you have never had a period before, during your first period, or after the first time you have sex. There is no “safe” time of the month, when you can have sex without... 

Innovations

Loli-O’s and Kids: Puts the Treat in Breathing Treatments

Loli-O’s and Kids: Puts the Treat in Breathing Treatments

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Have you ever received a breathing treatment, either in an ambulance or in the hospital?  It can be uncomfortable and you might be a little hesitant if you haven’t done one before.  Now imagine you’re a child… A lot of children in the pre-hospital setting as well as clinics, offices, homes and urgent care facilities tend to become very anxious and uneasy when you try and place a mask... 

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...