Awareness

Child Health & Safety News 2/19: 80% of Kids in Russia Beat Cancer

Child Health & Safety News 2/19: 80% of Kids in Russia Beat Cancer

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In this week’s Child Health News: Warren Buffett’s sister donates $105.8 million for behavioral health center for children http://bit.ly/2CcZe9Y 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... 

Community

1 in 10 Young People Self-Harm: Here’s How to Help

1 in 10 Young People Self-Harm: Here’s How to Help

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Self-harm is when somebody intentionally damages or injures their body. It’s usually a way of coping with or expressing overwhelming emotional distress. Sometimes when people self-harm, they feel on some level that they intend to die. Over half of people who die by suicide have a history of self-harm. However, the intention is more often to punish themselves, express their distress or relieve... 

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...