Posts Tagged: children

TV tip-overs pose danger for children

As Super Bowl fans around the world prepare for one of the biggest television viewing events of the year, child safety advocates are urging parents and caregivers to look at their TV in a different way: as a serious injury threat. Injuries and deaths from TV tip-overs happen more often than people might think, and…
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A sweet Valentine’s Day without so many sweets

People often think of dietitians as the food police and that we are going to tell you not to eat sweets. Well, this dietitian is here to say that you can incorporate some sweets into your life, but it should (as everything) be in moderation. Holidays are no exception. Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and…
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Children need special care in cold weather

Children exposed to extreme cold for too long and without warm, dry, breathable clothing can get frostbite or life-threatening hypothermia. Children are more at risk from the cold than adults. Because their bodies are smaller, they lose heat more quickly. Here are tips for how to handle frostbite and hypothermia in little ones: Frostbite: Frostbite happens when…
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Think safety for New Year’s fireworks

If you choose to mark the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve with the bang of fireworks, take steps to keep the celebration safe. An eye injury is no way to start the new year. The Consumer Product Safety Commission reported that nearly 12,000 people were treated in emergency rooms for fireworks-related injuries in…
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