Child Health & Safety News 11/20: Does My Child Need the ER?

Last updated on May 3rd, 2018 at 05:57 pm

twitter thumbIn this week’s Child Health News: The risks of crowdsourcing kids’ screen decisions cnn.it/2zAsdH9  a MUST READ if you have young tweens!    bit.ly/2zjt5jz

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 parents, medical professionals and caregivers who follow us. Occasionally we overlook something, but overall we think we’re doing a pretty good job of keeping you informed.  Still, quite a bit happens every day – so to make sure you don’t miss anything, we offer you a recap of this week’s top 20 events & stories.

  • These families lost kids to the flu. Now, they’re fighting to prevent more deaths to.pbs.org/2zXaUOC
  • Baby fractures skull after falling through spindles on banister bit.ly/2iwHvn4 Parents are warning others to measure the gap between the spindles! Especially if you have an older house… 2017-11-19
  • ‘Just doing my job’: Trooper saves unresponsive infant on roadside bit.ly/2mzD67c  2017-11-19
  • 9 Kids’ Holiday Gift Safety Tips bit.ly/2mC8GkA from check age appropriateness to watch for button batteries… from Children’s Hospital 2017-11-19
  • New Numbers On Child Labor Are Not Encouraging n.pr/2mK3fjZ1 in 10 kids worldwide are doing work that’s preventing them from getting an education or is damaging their health 2017-11-18
  • One of the hottest toys on the market could be bad for your child’s health bit.ly/2isWmyC Some Fidget Spinners made outside the US contain high levels of lead 2017-11-18
  • Obesity is rising among children and needs a more aggressive multi-pronged approach bit.ly/2isAkMq 2017-11-17

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week:
Life or death decisions – When to take a child to the E.R. bit.ly/2htTIYz

  • Counselling for cyberbullying has doubled in five years – children’s charity bit.ly/2hrmjOr 2017-11-17
  • How to Ensure Your Holiday Dinner Guests Leave Smiling Not Sick zpr.io/nfCVT 2017-11-17
  • Finland minors can block parents from seeing specific medical records (doctors visits, prescriptions, labs, etc.). bit.ly/2ideY5F 2017-11-16
  • No Forced Kisses for Your Kids: A Holiday Safety Tip for Families – Thurs Time Capsule bit.ly/2yvMeiS 2017-11-16
  • While Moore Runs For Senate, Women And Children’s Health Is Under Attack By GOP – Forbes bit.ly/2yYjEqs 2017-11-16
  • 5 Ways to Make Thanksgiving Cooking Safer for Your Family bit.ly/2mig7gF 2017-11-15
  • How a Probation Violation Delayed a Child’s Life-Saving Organ Transplant bit.ly/2hkmBq5  2017-11-15
  • Student Mental Health – How to Get Help When They Need It zpr.io/nfMpS 2017-11-15
  • Dental Sedation Kills 4 Year-Old Who Might Have Been Saved By A Toothbrush  wbur.fm/2mgTM37 …we have to stop treating dental health as something that “can wait” 2017-11-14
  • Gun owners urged to practice good gun safety – especially around children bit.ly/2zw6H6U  2017-11-14
  • bit.ly/2l84JDC 2017-11-13
  • A beautiful piece honoring those who fought to make sure our children grow up free and safe! Thank you Veterans! bit.ly/2mgjIfe 2017-11-13
  • How to Celebrate Your 2017 Holidays with Kids and Pets  bit.ly/2AwtQCM  2017-11-13

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