Posts Categorized: Children

How to avoid passing COVID-19 to your baby

You didn’t expect to bring your newborn home during a pandemic. So, what should you do if you or someone in your family starts having symptoms of COVID-19? If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have tested positive, you can take the following steps to avoid passing the infection to your baby: Have…
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Fireworks are risky; here’s how to stay safe

Thousands of people suffer firework-related injuries each year, with 90% of those injuries happening between June 16 and July 16. The most common firework-related injuries doctors at UofL Hospital see each year impact the eyes, face, hands and fingers. The injuries can range from minor burns to death. UofL Hospital is home to the only…
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Too much screen time can damage your eyes

With the new normal of social distancing and staying home more frequently, many people have found themselves and their loved ones watching television and using their phones or computers more than they typically would. In the past few months, streaming services including Netflix, YouTube and Amazon have seen an 18% increase in usage of their…
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How to help your child transition back to day care

Many day care facilities throughout Kentucky have reopened, and that means it is time to change your child’s schedule again. The transition back to day care can be tough for children and adults, but there are ways to help make it as smooth as possible. For many parents, the reopening will feel a lot like…
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Enjoy a safe bike ride

As more people try to find alternatives to public transportation, and as families stay home and are finding ways to get more exercise on their own, bikes have been selling out across the country. If you’re lucky enough to have snagged a new bike or if you’re dusting off an old one from the garage,…
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