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Child Health & Safety News 12/24: Teething Jewelry Safety Risks

twitter thumbIn this week’s Child Health News: How much difference can a later school start make for teens? As Seattle’s school district found out, it can help a lot! n.pr/2STRXo6

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 15 events & stories.

  • How Does Sensory Play Help With a Child’s Development? bit.ly/2QPcEFs 2018-12-23
  • Institute of Child Health doctors perform life-saving open-heart surgery on infant bit.ly/2EHf6ql 2018-12-23
  • Celebrity nutrition expert Rujuta Diwekar tells parents How to care for their child’s health and gives tips on child health and the ideal diet for today’s children. bit.ly/2T4F9eJ 2018-12-21
  • Pets Help Prevent Allergies In Infants, Study Says cbsloc.al/2CuE5vl 2018-12-21

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week
FDA says teething jewelry poses safety risks after child injuries http://bit.ly/2T7DPry

  • Saturday Morning at AMC, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is Sensory Friendly bit.ly/2Luiki1 2018-12-21
  • Can pyruvate improve cardiac function among children with LCOS following surgery? American Heart Association is funding a study http://bit.ly/2V7zQx8 2018-12-20
  • Kids in hot cars: 8 safety tips (even in winter!)  https://yhoo.it/2T7Kpyj  2018-12-20
  • Bringing joy to pediatric patients can start with an in-residence dog… a highly trained service dog that works in a healthcare setting to provide specialized tasks and create an emotional connection with peds patients http://bit.ly/2V9FjDC 2018-12-19
  • New child passenger safety law update to go into effect in Nebraska on January 1st http://bit.ly/2CwYMqm 2018-12-19
  • Pregnancy, breastfeeding and the common cold: What new and expectant moms need to know: 2018-12-18
  • Social Media Companies, Reporting, and Secondary Victimization – Cyberbullying Research Center bit.ly/2Ci7HMe 2018-12-18
  • Teen vaping continues to rise, survey finds cnn.it/2Erz08q  2018-12-17
  • Will Spanking Kids Really Scar Them for Life? bit.ly/2Bqlij0 2018-12-17
  • Sweets for Kids at the Holidays? What Dentist Approved That? bit.ly/2EqLMUB 2018-12-17

Sat. at AMC, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is Sensory Friendly

Last updated on December 27th, 2018 at 12:24 pm

New sensory friendly logoSince 2007, AMC Entertainment (AMC) and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other special needs “Sensory Friendly Films” every month – a wonderful opportunity to enjoy fun new films in a safe and accepting environment. Tomorrow, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is Sensory Friendly at AMC.

The movie auditoriums will have their lights turned up and the sound turned down. Families will be able to bring in snacks to match their child’s dietary needs (i.e. gluten-free, casein-free, etc.), there are no advertisements or previews before the movie and it’s totally acceptable to get up and dance, walk, shout, talk to each other…and even sing – in other words, AMC’s “Silence is Golden®” policy will not be enforced during movie screenings unless the safety of the audience is questioned.

Does it make a difference? Absolutely! Imagine …no need to shhhhh your child. No angry stares from other movie goers. Many parents think twice before bringing a child to a movie theater. Add to that your child’s special needs and it can easily become cause for parental panic. But on this one day a month, for this one screening, everyone is there to relax and have a good time, everyone expects to be surrounded by kids – with and without special needs – and the movie theater policy becomes “Tolerance is Golden“.

Families affected by autism or other special needs can view a sensory friendly screening of  Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on Saturday, December 21st at 10am (local time). Tickets are typically $4 to $6 depending on the location. To find a theatre near you, here is a list of AMC theatres nationwide participating in this fabulous program (note: to access full list, please scroll to the bottom of the page).

Coming in January:  Bumblebee (Tues. 1/8);  Mary Poppins Returns (Sat. 1/12); Glass (Tues. 1/22);  A Dog’s Way Home (Sat. 1/26)

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Editor’s note: Although Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has been chosen by the AMC and the Autism Society as this month’s Sensory Friendly Film, we do want parents to know that it is rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America for  frenetic sequences of animated action violence, thematic elements, and mild language.  As always, please check the IMDB Parents Guide for a more detailed description of this film to determine if it is right for you and your family.

Child Health & Safety News 12/17: Sesame Street Muppet is Homeless

Last updated on December 27th, 2018 at 12:24 pm

twitter thumbIn this week’s Child Health News: Parents and kids needed a better asthma test; thanks to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, it’s here bit.ly/2RZXb1J

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 15 events & stories.

  • Recently, the National Institutes of Health researchers presented initial findings from the brain scans of 4,500 participants. Here’s what we know so far about kids and screens:  yourteenmag.com/technology/kid… 2018-12-16
  • What’s Medicaid Got to Do With Early Childhood Development? bit.ly/2CftsMV  2018-12-16
  • Emotional Competency, Communication, And Bullying In Adolescent Technology Use bit.ly/2ULkOg6 2018-12-15
  • Childhood inflammatory brain disease linked to poorer health-related quality of life bit.ly/2RXDxTZ 2018-12-14
  • The Best 3 Holiday Gifts for Families with Allergies bit.ly/2EgYXrn 2018-12-14
  • How an Orlando school used telehealth to stop scabies outbreak bit.ly/2Qvnpwy 2018-12-14

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week

‘Sesame Street’ Muppet Lily is first to experience homelessness. The hope is that Lily’s story can not only reach kids who can identify with her, but also help others have greater empathy. cnn.it/2C7rZIz  ~1 in 20 children < 6YO experienced homelessness in 2014-15

  • Pediatric Experts Help Families Navigate Difficult Conversations About Health and Illness During the Holidays bit.ly/2EgQ7K1 2018-12-12
  • Trouble With Self-Regulation: What You Need to Know u.org/2rueI6A 2018-12-12
  • 2018 CNN Hero of the Year cnn.it/2Qqf9O2 For Dr. Ricardo Pun-Chong, being a physician isn’t just about treating patients — it’s about how you care for their families 2018-12-11
  • Sex education needs to evolve to keep pace with trends like sexting, experts say ab.co/2G8jD7t Research published this year suggests one in seven teenagers have sent explicit texts and one in four have received them 2018-12-11
  • Parents urged to reconsider artificial sweetener for kids bit.ly/2RPxXTL The report found that artificial sweeteners—previously linked to weight gain in children—may actually be stimulating children’s appetites and leading to overconsumption 2018-12-11
  • In Remote Villages, Surprising New Measures – rapid diagnostic tests, a suppository drug and a bicycle ambulance – Save Children With Malaria nyti.ms/2QrPBjR 2018-12-10
  • How to Foster Empathy in Children nyti.ms/2B755PI 2018-12-10
  • No change to how Child Protective Services handles parent marijuana use bit.ly/2EcAxzj 2018-12-10
  • Why You Should Not Give Milk to a Child on an Antibiotic bit.ly/2LblgAc 2018-12-10

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

Last updated on December 27th, 2018 at 12:25 pm

twitter thumbIn 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 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 15 events & stories.

  • Schools fight to dispel health misperceptions that it’s safer, ‘vaping epidemic’ bit.ly/2RNfZRA 2018-12-09
  • Sufficient sleep in childhood may lead to healthy BMI later bit.ly/2E9AAf2 2018-12-09
  • ‘Kids are falling off’: Why fewer children have health insurance now https://nbcnews.to/2EmtZis 2018-12-08
  • 7 Easy Ways to Boost Your Child’s Health | Times Square Chronicles http://bit.ly/2L7GoHn 2018-12-08
  • Ooredoo unveils new safety devices for children, pets http://bit.ly/2QoCjEO parents and pet owners in Qatar can now keep tabs on their children and their pets any time of the day or night 2018-12-07

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week
For gifted kids, better to be hands-on or -off? https://cnn.it/2RPQuzj 

  • Volunteer Projects Children Can Do to Help Those in Need bit.ly/2UejGBH 2018-12-06
  • Medical Experts Gather in Atlanta to Improve Clinical Care for Children with Chronic Kidney Disease prn.to/2BTWOQS 2018-12-06
  • Could My Child Have Hypothyroidism (and Will It Go Away)? cle.clinic/2KYgdmx:  2018-12-05
  • Regular bedtimes and sufficient sleep for children may lead to healthier teens http://bit.ly/2QnYBX6 2018-12-05
  • Universal Pre-K Became State Law In 2014 — But Vermont Is Losing Child Care Capacity http://bit.ly/2QpqT3D  2018-12-04
  • New Nebraska Child Car Seat / Booster Safety Restraint Law in effect Janurary 1st. http://bit.ly/2EauP0N 2018-12-04
  • Winter Safety Advice For Parents And Kids http://bit.ly/2EmhOlL 2018-12-03
  • The Techniques of a Predator: Part 2 – Bribery and Threats bit.ly/2AkWCIc 2018-12-03

Child Health & Safety News 12/3: Birth Control “Gel” for Men?

Last updated on December 27th, 2018 at 12:25 pm

twitter thumbIn this week’s Child Health News: Number of Uninsured Children Rose for the First Time This Decade bit.ly/2E5KsqZ 

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 15 events & stories.

  • What Should You Teach Your Child About Personal Hygiene? bit.ly/2FRdcp9  2018-12-02
  • Experts warn of new online safety risks for kids bit.ly/2U43y5z 2018-12-02
  • Lawmakers press for fingerprinting of staff running detention facility for migrant children bit.ly/2QacXug The contractor running Tornillo has not put its staff through FBI background checks, and is allowed to have one mental health clinician for every 100 kids 2018-12-01
  • “Kids Who Care – Issue #15 – When Kids Recognize a Friend in Need…” getrevue.co/profile/pediat… (via @revue) – Just in time to start the weekend smiling… 2018-12-01
  • How to Help Your Baby or Toddler Clear a Stuffy Nose cle.clinic/2E6Uxnp 2018-11-30

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week
Birth control for men: researchers test a male contraceptive gel https://nbcnews.to/2FXMEmj

  • The ‘smart’ baby technology raising today’s children https://bbc.in/2G00jt7 2018-11-29
  • Fortnite Has Invaded the Modern American Classroom Like No Other Game – IGN bit.ly/2E0EgRf   2018-11-29
  • Is there an ROI on wishes granted through Make-A-Wish? This study says yes  http://bit.ly/2BQvxih  2018-11-28
  • New Government Report Suggests 1 In 40 Kids May Have Autism bit.ly/2r81096 While difficult to pinpoint the best data reporting method- it’s estimated that the correct number is between 1 in 40 and 1 in 59. 2018-11-27
  • November is Child Safety and Prevention Month. One way to keep your child safe is to have an evacuation plan in case of a natural disaster. Learn more:  2018-11-27
  • Largest pediatric study shows obesity increases asthma risk in children bit.ly/2TPXCNg 2018-11-26
  • Dog Acting Strange? Change Affects Every Member of the Family bit.ly/2BvVTWu 2018-11-26
  • Thousands of booster, car seats recalled from different manufacturers including Graco, Britax, Harmony, Diono… http://bit.ly/2Qaq3re 2018-11-26

Child Health & Safety News 11/26: 8 Bath Time Hazards for Kids

Last updated on December 10th, 2018 at 06:27 pm

twitter thumbIn this week’s Child Health News: Does Netflix’s ‘13 Reasons Why’ Influence Teen Suicide? Survey Asks At-Risk Youths bit.ly/2R1nBje 

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 15 events & stories.

  • How to Parent a Sensitive Child Live in a Less Than Sensitive World bit.ly/2SaFoEU 2018-11-25
  • Keep this handy for your next roadtrip! Stop backseat bickering. One hillarious solution! buff.ly/2GkAJux 2018-11-24
  • Probiotic no better than placebo for acute gastroenteritis in children bit.ly/2S5sQyv results of large randomized controlled trial call into question current recommendations 2018-11-23
  • School-based health centers take leading role in fighting teen suicide http://bit.ly/2KyYDVT  2018-11-23
  • How Fathers Can Strengthen the Relationships With Their Sons bit.ly/2PKa3Mf 2018-11-21
  • When Your Child Doesn’t Look Their Age bit.ly/2S05GJR 2018-11-20

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week
Avoid These 8 Bath Time Hazards to Keep Your Child Safe in the Tub https://cle.clinic/2KAAG0w 

  • Refugee Kids Are Suffering From Resignation Syndrome bit.ly/2DQjNhC …imagine a child being so traumatized by their life experiences that they shut down completely—no eating, no drinking, no talking, no response to any kind of stimulus. Here in America? 2018-11-20
  • Child Health must include Eye Health  http://bit.ly/2Asm8vn  2018-11-20
  • What is the Children’s Health Act of 2000? http://bit.ly/2BzwStn   2018-11-20
  • Kids Who Didn’t Get The Right Answer on Their Tests But Aren’t Exactly Wrong Either (2 pts for creativity)  bit.ly/2BgDixC 2018-11-19
  • November is Child Safety and Prevention Month. One way to keep your child safe is to have an evacuation plan in case of a natural disaster. Learn more:  2018-11-19
  • The founders of Juul claim they never wanted their product to appeal to minors—but one tobacco expert says the company’s early advertisements wooed young people  2018-11-19
  • Knowing How to Use an AED Can Save a Child’s Life bit.ly/2FF8Hhx 2018-11-19