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First Aid Kit or ER? Determining if a Cut Needs Stitches

First Aid Kit or ER? Determining if a Cut Needs Stitches

If your child gets hurt, how do you know if you should go to the ER or if a first aid kit will suffice?
Expert : Elizabeth Murray, MD
Summer Travel Tips for Families: Surviving Cars, Planes & Hotels

Summer Travel Tips for Families: Surviving Cars, Planes & Hotels

Vacations are fun, but traveling with your children can also be very stressful.
Expert : Elizabeth Murray, MD
Sports Specialization: Safe for Young Athletes?

Sports Specialization: Safe for Young Athletes?

Is it better for your child athlete to focus on one sport or dabble in many different areas of athletics?
Expert : Joel Brenner, MD
Pre-Participation Sports Physicals: Why Are They Important?

Pre-Participation Sports Physicals: Why Are They Important?

A PPE (pre-participation physical exam) can catch an abnormal health condition that could potentially increase your child's risk of injury.
Expert : Joel Brenner, MD
Preventing & Stopping Childhood Obesity

Preventing & Stopping Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity is a national health epidemic and doctors are calling for an emergency.
Expert : Corinne Cross, MD
Obesity Prevention: It's Never Too Early to Begin Living a Healthy Lifestyle

Obesity Prevention: It's Never Too Early to Begin Living a Healthy Lifestyle

The obesity epidemic hasn't gotten any better, so the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated their guidelines.
Expert : Corinne Cross, MD
Lightning Safety

Lightning Safety

The clever saying, "when thunder roars, go indoors" is a great way to teach your kids summer storm safety.
Expert : Deborah Mulligan, MD
Fireworks: Tips for Safe Celebrations

Fireworks: Tips for Safe Celebrations

The AAP recommends prohibiting public sale of all fireworks, including those by mail or the Internet.
Expert : Deborah Mulligan, MD
Lawnmower Safety Tips

Lawnmower Safety Tips

What can you do to keep your children safe this summer?
Expert : Corinne Cross, MD
Ask Day: One Simple Question Could Save Your Child’s Life

Ask Day: One Simple Question Could Save Your Child’s Life

Just asking one simple question can save your child's life.
Expert : Corinne Cross, MD
Bites & Stings: Keep Your Child Safe this Summer

Bites & Stings: Keep Your Child Safe this Summer

What are the different types of reactions to bee stings?
Expert : David L. Hill, MD, FAAP
Sun Safety: Everything You Need to Know About Protecting Your Family

Sun Safety: Everything You Need to Know About Protecting Your Family

What are some sun safety tips you need to know in order to protect your family?
Expert : David L. Hill, MD, FAAP
Families Managing Food Allergies

Families Managing Food Allergies

Effective food allergy management is necessary at all times and in all situations.
Expert : Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc
Food Allergy Awareness for All in the Community

Food Allergy Awareness for All in the Community

Food allergies are increasingly common. They have the potential to be life threatening and are affecting all children in our communities.
Expert : Michael Pistiner, MD, MMSc
Drowning Prevention

Drowning Prevention

If your family spends any time around water, drowning is always a danger.
Expert : Deborah Mulligan, MD
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