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Hand Washing and Wedding Rings

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YES, we know, wash away those hands and fingers for 20 seconds multiple times a day. But, after so much hand washing, my ring finger became irritated around my wedding rings. ... Read full article

How to Safeguard Children with Special Needs from Bullying

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When young Cody joined the peer inclusion preschool at his neighborhood public school, he fit in from the start. His class was a mix of neurotypical “peer mentors” and children with disabilities, including students like Cody with apraxia of speech, a... Read full article

Most Common Injuries Seen in the ER and How to Prevent Them

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Children are curious and sometimes that curiosity can lead to injury. There are many different reasons to visit the emergency room with your child but injury is at the top of the list. Given that avoiding the emergency room at all costs is... Read full article

Poison Control and Ingestion Safety

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March is National Poison Prevention Month, and this is a great reminder to familiarize yourself with Poison Control and safety interventions to help keep your loved ones safe.  The goal of this campaign is to raise awareness around the multiple diffe... Read full article

Avoid Tick Troubles

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Yippee, the weather is nice outside! Yikes, we need to think about ticks!... Read full article

Sports Safety & Injury Prevention

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Since school started in September, many children have been leaving their classrooms for fields, rinks and courts to practice for a sports team. Whether it’s soccer in the fall, hockey in the winter, or tennis in the spring, participating in sports is... Read full article

Expert Advice on How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus

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These are some of the questions and comments I’ve heard from my three kids over the past week. Given the recent school closures, lack of toilet paper and bombarding messages about handwashing, it is understandable why kids may feel confused or scared... Read full article

What Prepared Parents Bring to the Emergency Department

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As a parent, an unexpected trip to the Emergency Department can be extremely stressful, unpredictable and even scary, but, being prepared can help keep your focus where it needs to be, on your child. No matter the nature of the emergency, being under... Read full article

Common Respiratory Illnesses in Children Such As Asthma, Bronchiolitis, Croup and Pneumonia

by Joanne Haley RN, CPEN on

Asthma, bronchiolitis, croup and pneumonia – Recognizing and responding to early signs of respiratory illnesses in children is key to proper care... Read full article

Boosters and the back seat: Car seat safety is important for kids of all ages!

by Kathy Kiley, BSN, RN, CPEN on

Making sure the time is right to transition a child to to a booster seat is essential for child safety while driving.... Read full article

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