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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

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