Awareness

Child Health & Safety News 12/10: For Gifted Kids, Hands On or Off?

Child Health & Safety News 12/10: For Gifted Kids, Hands On or Off?

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In this week’s Child Safety News: Trouble In Toyland – 33rd Annual Toy Safety Report  bit.ly/2RNy7La  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 and safety information to the... 

Community

Why You Should Not Give Milk to a Child on an Antibiotic

Why You Should Not Give Milk to a Child on an Antibiotic

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For any drug or medication to be effective it must reach the gastrointestinal tract where it will be absorbed through the stomach or intestinal lining and enters the blood stream.  It then circulates in the bloodstream to get to the site where it can affect the infection or other issue for which it is being used, in the right concentration to be maximally effective.  If this process is interrupted... 

Innovations

Stop, Look & Paws: Teaching Kids How to Be Safe Around Dogs

Stop, Look & Paws: Teaching Kids How to Be Safe Around Dogs

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We’ve all seen or heard about horrific instances of dog bites to children.  I think most of us believe it will never happen to us.  Until I became a dog trainer and was doing research on children and dogs, I didn’t realize the alarming statistics of dog bites to children. According to the Humane Society of the United States:Annually there are 4.7 million dogs bites in the U.S., with over half... 

Involvement

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

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

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Last updated on April 26th, 2018 at 03:48 pmIn 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...