Awareness

Child Health & Safety News 2/12: Senate Funds Health Programs

Child Health & Safety News 2/12: Senate Funds Health Programs

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In this week’s Child Health News: States need U.S. help to protect drug-affected infants http://reut.rs/2EvvQ44 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

How to Protect Your Child’s Teeth From Valentine’s Day Candy

How to Protect Your Child’s Teeth From Valentine’s Day Candy

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Like anything that we consider “unhealthy” — French fries, soda, or ice-cream — moderation is key. It’s the same when it comes to Valentine’s Day candy for your child. Although baby teeth develop cavities at a far faster rate than adult teeth do, it’s ok for your child to enjoy a small amount of sugar every now and then. The key is to limit how much and how often the holiday messenger... 

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...