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Child Health & Safety News 11/19: Considering a 3rd MMR Dose?

Last updated on December 10th, 2018 at 06:28 pm

twitter thumbIn this week’s Child Health News: FDA Seeks Ban On Menthol Cigarettes To Fight Teen Smoking n.pr/2FoPrV2

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.

  • The Face It® Movement shares ten child safety tips for caregivers during holidays bit.ly/2RZvc1F 2018-11-18
  • When mandated reporter calls to child protective services are used as a weapon against parents bit.ly/2r0VZiZ 2018-11-18
  • Preventing Sports Injuries in Children | Health Plus bit.ly/2DL2Bu6 2018-11-18
  • Dayton Children’s takes action in response to ‘disturbingly low’ child flu shot rates – the hospital now has flu shots available for children 7 and older at its pharmacies. bit.ly/2DJCF1T 2018-11-18
  • Kids’ Mental-Health Issues on the Rise in the Emergency Dept | Psych Congress bit.ly/2A0L7pn 2018-11-17

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week
Have You Considered a 3rd MMR Dose? bit.ly/2TgNbCt
The new CDC guidance does not generally recommend a 3rd dose of mumps-containing vaccine except when it can be used to shorten the duration of an ongoing mumps outbreak

  • Low-emission zones ineffective in improving child lung health, study says cnn.it/2A65zoy 2018-11-17
  • When to Start Swimming Lessons for Kids bit.ly/2qPEzpa 2018-11-17
  • RSV concern this time of year; watch for these signs bit.ly/2QGQYqO 2018-11-16
  • 4 Family Friendly Workouts That Combine Fitness with Fun – Thurs Time Capsule: 11/12 bit.ly/2TftF9i  2018-11-15
  • How to Successfully (& Sensitively) Argue With Your Child bit.ly/2qOlHHc 2018-11-15
  • Researchers identify risk factors of advanced liver disease in cystic fibrosis patients bit.ly/2QHg8FG 2018-11-14
  • Study finds that a “Make-A-Wish” gift can transform a sick child’s health on.today.com/2RTkI3Q  2018-11-14
  • WhiteHouse.gov petition aimed at making school bus safety a federal law bit.ly/2zSoK5l 2018-11-14
  • How to talk to children about shootings: An age-by-age guide on.today.com/2DBf2sf 2018-11-13
  • As we honor our veterans today, we honor the sacrifices their families make as well. Learn more about the strength and resiliency military children have this VeteransDay: 2018-11-12
  • How to Raise a Charitable Child – Hidden Ways They Benefit bit.ly/2qHONYw 2018-11-12

Child Health & Safety News 11/12: Measles On Rise Among Orthodox

Last updated on December 10th, 2018 at 06:29 pm

twitter thumbIn this week’s Child Health News: Tiny pacemaker prototype avoids open chest surgery for infants bit.ly/2Pmk9mA

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.

  • The worst “social network” is the one you can’t delete: Group texts are the new cliques for teens and tweens bit.ly/2qCeKsK 2018-11-11
  • 10 Alternative Treatments in Pediatrics to Avoid bit.ly/2zM8GBR  2018-11-11
  • Rwanda aims for universal coverage of maternal, child health services by 2024 bit.ly/2PomP3b 2018-11-10
  • Expanding polymer water beads recalled over child safety fears ab.co/2T0LGrP Intended for floral arrangements, Consumer Protection said if the balls were swallowed, they could expand and block a child’s intestines or bowel, or be a choking hazard.  2018-11-10
  • Why you shouldn’t hold a baby in flight strib.mn/2zGK7Gv 2018-11-10
  • Pediatric Anesthesia Does Not Affect Development Outcomes bit.ly/2QxioPI 2018-11-10
  • Are child walkers actually safe? bit.ly/2DxWLfz Not really. 2018-11-09

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week
New York’s Orthodox Jewish community is battling measles outbreaks. bit.ly/2T5abUz
Currently all cases are occurring in the unvaccinated or undervaccinated Orthodox population

  • Why Research Says it’s Actually Good for Kids to Daydream bit.ly/2QdkMLj  2018-11-09
  • How Shyness and Introversion Are Different in Kids bit.ly/2Pha1vd  2018-11-08
  • End the Teeth-Brushing Battles Thurs Time Capsule: 11/12 bit.ly/2Pe9p9H 2018-11-08
  • Can Zero Tolerance Policies in Schools Keep Your Kids Safe? Or Does it Do More Harm Than Good? bit.ly/2zBb7aj 2018-11-07
  • Gender-diverse youth need pediatrician advocates bit.ly/2SPzc63 2018-11-07
  • Pediatricians strengthen stance against spanking kids cnn.it/2SKUZw1 2018-11-07
  • Youth TBI laws promote head injury evaluation in emergency department bit.ly/2SNF3sP 2018-11-06
  • The Effects of Armed Conflict on Children bit.ly/2JMLGYp “Armed conflict directly and indirectly affects children’s physical, mental, and behavioral health. It can affect every organ system, and its impact can persist throughout the life course…” 2018-11-06
  • Instant soups account for more than 20% of pediatric scald injuries bit.ly/2AMYISx While adults may burn the roof of their mouths, kids with developing motor skills, burn their torsos. 2018-11-06
  • Letter from frustrated dad helps spark initiative to address pediatric cancer in Nebraska bit.ly/2JHdFII 2018-11-05
  • 5 children killed and 7 injured in one week – hit by motorists as they boarded school-buses – Please Read: School Bus Stop Arms Are Being Ignored: How to Fix That bit.ly/2JFMZIA 2018-11-05
  • 10 Parenting Strategies for Raising Happy Kids bit.ly/2quitIK 2018-111-05
  • How to Care For Your Child if They Chip a Tooth bit.ly/2AKjpyr 2018-11-05

Child Health & Safety News 11/5: When a Country Bans Spanking…

Last updated on December 10th, 2018 at 06:30 pm

twitter thumbIn this week’s Child Safety News: Dressers Exempt From Industry Safety Standard Fail Consumer Reports’ Tests – New data show dressers 30 inches tall and under have been linked to deaths, so why aren’t they covered? bit.ly/2F25Uyu 

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.

  • Adulting: Teach Your (nearly) Grown Kids the 9 Skills They Need Now – Ask Doctor G bit.ly/2qr4mnv 2018-11-04
  • Sharp Rise Seen in Kids’ ER Visits for Mental Health Woes bit.ly/2QihRkT 2018-11-04
  • In Mexico, an estimated 2300 children traveling with migrant caravan still in need of protection and support – UNICEF uni.cf/2F228oQ 2018-11-04
  • Research shows early introduction of peanut reduced the risk of allergy development in high-risk infants and may do the same for other foods. Don’t miss the discussion with MichaelPistiner Sunday at AAP18: 2018-11-04
  • It’s Daylight Savings: Check Smoke Alarms & Keep Your Family Safe with SafeKids Downloadable Fire Safety Checklist bit.ly/2P5ibXn 2018-11-04

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week
What Happens When A Country Bans Spanking?
A new study looking at 400,000 youths from 88 countries has answers n.pr/2qjTjfH

  • Doctors’ son died 10 days before flu shot appointment. Now, they want to save your child cnn.it/2qp6ITS  2018-11-04
  • Over a million Texas children could qualify for subsidized child care — but less than 10 percent of them receive it bit.ly/2qtZj5P 2018-11-03
  • How Can You Get Your Kid to Go to Sleep More Easily? bit.ly/2CZyNZp 2018-11-03
  • 10th Patient Dies in Viral Outbreak at New Jersey Pediatric Facility. 27 cases have been associated with the respiratory virus at the center bit.ly/2CYi7Sb 2018-11-02
  • Teens and parents discover how to address cyberbullying with help from Microsoft Store | bit.ly/2qsBB9P 2018-11-02
  • Tree of Life – Talking With Our Kids After Acts of Violence and Anti-Semitism bit.ly/2SB3vh3 2018-11-02
  • Are You or a Family Member Ditching Dairy? CAUTION! Thurs Time Capsule 10/12 bit.ly/2ql2oFh 2018-11-01
  • Data and Resources on Sudden Unexpected Infant Death | Children’s Safety Network bit.ly/2qmeOfV 2018-10-31
  • The 7 Best Parenting Books to Buy in 2018 bit.ly/2qmJUUW  2018-10-31
  • Decorative Contact Lenses: What Teens and Parents Need to Know bit.ly/2SxJIPy  2018-10-30
  • Why I Celebrate My Son’s Autism On Halloween bit.ly/2zbce0d 2018-10-29
  • Why I Called Out My Daughter’s Cyberbully bit.ly/2Su68Bg 2018-10-29
  • Uncommon Halloween Safety Tips 2018: What EMS Wants You to Know bit.ly/2D8FKs5 2018-10-29

For Daylight Savings: Check Smoke Alarms & Fire Safety Checklist

Last updated on December 10th, 2018 at 06:30 pm

To quote our former EMS Safety Expert Greg Atwood in his post A Little Change & Prep Now, a Year of Safety for Your Family:

“when the clocks change, its time to change the batteries in all of your detectors in your home, whether they be smoke or gas detectors. A properly functioning detector is key in the safety of you and your family in early trouble detection from smoke, flames and harmful gases in your home day and night. So please do not put this off, it only takes a few minutes and can make all the difference in the world and while you are at it, maybe you can make a fun family fire drill out of testing your new batteries in your detectors”.

 

**Our thanks to the wonderful folks at Safe Kids Worldwide and Nationwide for providing us with this terrific Fire Safety Checklist

 

 

Child Health & Safety News 10/29: US Childcare Nearing $10k/Yr

Last updated on December 10th, 2018 at 06:31 pm

twitter thumbIn this week’s Child Health News: Google Is Teaching Children How to Act Online. Is It the Best Role Model? nyti.ms/2ApYp00

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.

  • Establish Rules That Will Help Your Child Become a Responsible Adult bit.ly/2SkgfIJ 2018-10-28
  • Parents learning SIDS prevention for free thanks to Central Texas EMS agencies bit.ly/2CKiOOH 2018-10-28
  • Air pollution is the ‘new tobacco’, warns WHO head. And children and babies developing bodies are at greatest risk. http://bit.ly/2Pp3iyv 2018-10-27
  • Halloween costume tips to keep kids safe from the American Academy of Pediatrics bit.ly/2qfHaIA 2018-10-27
  • Study sheds light on sextortion, fastest-growing form of teen cyberbullying – The Daily Cardinal bit.ly/2Q1FD4u 2018-10-27
  • First study of its kind identifies differences in pediatric mortality after motor vehicle collisions bit.ly/2D4oLaj The goal: to determine if changes to medical services can impact outcomes 2018-10-26
  • Adenovirus Outbreak Leaves 6 Children Dead at N.J. Pediatric Center nyti.ms/2D0Umd7 2018-10-26

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week
Child-care costs in America are getting close to $10,000 per year https://on.mktw.net/2zdAhvF 

  • Check out our latest issue of our Kids Who Care newsletter, “Compassion Through Creativity” getrevue.co/profile/pediat… (via @revue) 2018-10-26
  • Why Your Kid’s Daydreaming is Not All Bad bit.ly/2z2wsJs 2018-10-25
  • Kids don’t need a cellphone; they need a digital diet! A media diet is just like a regular diet. If you’re not consistent in the first few weeks and months, you will fail bit.ly/2D20AJC  2018-10-25
  • How to Talk to Your Kids About…Difficult Subjects – Thurs Time Capsule 10/12 bit.ly/2Aq4MjV  2018-10-25
  • 4 Things Your Toddler Should be Learning at Daycare bit.ly/2z3CMjV 2018-10-24
  • It’s Not Always Postpartum: The Truth About Prenatal Depression bit.ly/2D2UpoH  2018-10-24
  • Halloween oral health tips bit.ly/2R4Y5sM 2018-10-24
  • Goosebumps 2: is Sensory Friendly Twice at AMC (10/13 & 10/27) zpr.io/6FWst 2018-10-24
  • Pediatric research: Scientists developing probiotic biofilms to help smallest preemies bit.ly/2R7v27Z 2018-10-23
  • Don’t ignore incest: advice from an incest survivor bit.ly/2yTMxkH 2018-10-23
  • Study says working on your ‘dad bod’ before fatherhood can help your future kids’ health bit.ly/2S3Sk01 2018-10-23
  • The Techniques of a Predator Part 1: Trust and Romance bit.ly/2NQigch 2018-10-22

Child Health & Safety News 10/22: Polio-like Illness Paralyzing Kids

Last updated on November 2nd, 2018 at 11:10 pm

twitter thumbIn this week’s Child Health News: Therapy Dogs May Help Kids With ADHD, Study Suggests u.org/2PjCMTo

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.

  • Safe Kids – Halloween Safety bit.ly/2q0UGQo 2018-10-21
  • Avoid Making Discipline Mistakes That Make Behavior Problems Worse bit.ly/2NUa8HL 2018-10-21
  • In Syria, A School Helps Children Traumatized By War – Budget cuts mean funds will dry up in January n.pr/2S7Cstb  2018-10-21
  • The Problem With the ‘Gifted’ Child Diagnosis bit.ly/2z19ym7 2018-10-21
  • Water wars: The ‘cult-like’ efforts to get fluoride out of America’s drinking supply nbcnews.to/2J7Qmrv 2018-10-19

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week
‘Polio-like’ illness paralyzing children remains ‘mystery’ to health officials as CDC
confirms cases in 22 states fxn.ws/2R0hbAi

  • Number of Children Missing Critical Vaccines Continues to Rise bit.ly/2QYU3Co First case of flu-related pediatric death in unvaccinated child comes as CDC issues reports on overall vaccination coverage 2018-10-19
  • How Can a Cookie Teach My Child to be Calm? bit.ly/2CU1KH1  2018-10-19
  • Electric cars let kids drive themselves from the ward to the operating theater to make surgery less scary cnn.it/2J6XB2w 2018-10-18
  • Should Kids “Motor Mouth”? (do they need an electric toothbrush?) Thurs Time Capsule 10/12 bit.ly/2J409yv 2018-10-18
  • Webinar: Are You Concerned About Your Child’s Irritability? bit.ly/2Oyk9PZ November 7th – hosted by the NIH 2018-10-18
  • 6 Simple Ways to Ease Children’s Fears at the Doctor bit.ly/2Aeas00 2018-10-17
  • Caring for child refugees: 4 things you need to know bit.ly/2J0JEmV 2018-10-17
  • Sidelined children’s health official says EPA inaction means “kids are disposable” cbsn.ws/2ChvAnD  2018-10-16
  • England falling behind peers on child health – bit.ly/2RNiHqK 2018-10-15
  • A Family Home Fire Drill is For ALL Ages bit.ly/2OrifQY 2018-10-15
  • What to Do if Your Child Is Scared of Halloween bit.ly/2CMGyCK 2018-10-15
  • Collaborative aims to accelerate immunotherapy development for pediatric cancers bit.ly/2RKSmcW 2018-10-15
  • When Should I Get My Child a Dog…and What Should We Get??  With updated recommendations from our Kids & Canines Expert… bit.ly/2EmaMy9 2018-10-15