Posts Tagged: children

Fireworks safety for your family

Fireworks are beautiful and fun. They are often used at celebrations and on holidays. Yet, as an advocate for children’s safety and a pediatrician, I am all too aware that accidents happen—but there are ways we can protect our children from the dangers and still enjoy our festivities. First, igniting fireworks should be left to…
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Don’t let ticks drain the fun out of summer

Bugs can be more than just an annoyance, they can make you sick—especially ticks. Ticks typically feed on birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. The highest risk of human infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is greatest in late spring and summer. While Lyme disease, is most commonly associated with ticks, there…
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Childhood obesity—A medical concern

Childhood obesity is a growing medical concern. In fact, one out of every three children is considered overweight or obese. And the number of overweight and obese children has nearly tripled in the past 30 years. An overweight child has a body mass index (called BMI) greater than the 85 percentile for age while an…
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