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Last updated on October 13th, 2013 at 03:35 pm

welcomeThey say it takes a village to raise a child. It’s doubly so when a child’s health and well-being is concerned. Welcome to our “village” where you can hear from our team of experts their thoughts on current and ongoing child health and safety issues as well as share stories in areas like how you’re handling a particular child health-related challenge or the ups-and-downs we face every day trying to keep kids safe. Our Pedsafe Forum is there for you anytime to ask questions and exchange ideas.

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Urinary Tract Infections in Young Children – Part I: Diagnosis

Urinary Tract Infections in Young Children – Part I: Diagnosis

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Urinary tract infection  (bladder, Kidneys)  is a very common issue in children and sometimes not the easiest to diagnose.  The symptoms depend on the age and sex of the child, and the location of the infection and these symptoms can vary across the board.  Urinary tract infections (UTI) are more common in females as a rule but during the first year of life, when it is most difficult to diagnose, the incidence is just about the same in males and females. Sometimes there is an anatomical problem with abnormalities in the kidney or bladder or both that children can be born with, but most of the... 

How to Keep an Eye on Your Children Online

How to Keep an Eye on Your Children Online

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Being careful… Observing Parenting Investigating Snooping SpyingAll of those words or phrases have similar meaning, at least in their denotative (dictionary or literal) form.  In their connotative (commonly understood) form, they come out very differently.  As a parent, it is our responsibility to look out for our children, even if they don’t always like it.  And let’s be honest, we didn’t like it much when our parents “spied” on us. Ask yourself this question: If your child was outside playing, would you look out the window occasionally to check on them?  If you answered... 

This 4th of July, Keep Your Family Safe and Give EMS the Day Off

This 4th of July, Keep Your Family Safe and Give EMS the Day Off

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As summer has rapidly arrived upon us and the kids have let out of school for the summer, the planning has already begun for the July 4th celebration that happens all over our great United States. It is unfortunate that those of us involved in the emergency field will see this happy day turned into a bad one by accidents having to do with Fireworks and a lack of Firework safety.  The numbers every year do not lie and neither do the stories we see and hear every year about fireworks. According to the American Pyrotechnics Association, National Council on Firework Safety the information from 2012... 

Play-Dates: Making Sure Other Children Are Safe With Your Dog

Play-Dates: Making Sure Other Children Are Safe With Your Dog

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You probably did quite a bit of work (maybe even before you brought your new baby home), to ensure the relationship between your baby and your dog was cultivated and nurtured into a beautiful lifelong friendship. But now, time has passed, and following the natural course of events, they are ready to establish friendships with other children. You may have met some other parents at the park, or if you work and your child is in daycare, they may have already made some friends and you have met some of the other parents, and decide to get together for a play date. But there are a few very important... 

Hearing Loss In One Ear Can Cause Speech Delays

Hearing Loss In One Ear Can Cause Speech Delays

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Most babies are given a basic hearing test when they are born.  Usually kids don’t get another hearing test until they enter kindergarten.  A 2018 article by the Cleveland Clinic shows that hearing loss in one ear can go undetected and often goes untreated. The problem is that “these children are exhibiting speech and language delays and are at risk for education problems, including an increased rate of failing a grade, the need for educational assistance in the classroom, and perceived behavioral issues”. If your preschooler is behind in speech or diction or seems to only pay...