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Fireworks Safety: Don't Let Summer Fun Turn Into an ER Visit

From the show: Healthy Children
Dr. Laura Jana, MD
Guest Bio
Guest Bio: Dr. Laura Jana, MD
DrLauraJana 037Dr. Laura Jana is an Omaha-based pediatrician, health communicator, and the award-winning author of Heading Home with Your Newborn and Food Fights. Having first served as a consultant to Dr. Benjamin Spock, Dr. Jana went on to co-found The Dr. Spock Company in 1999, and then subsequently founded her own company - Practical Parenting Consulting.

Recognized nationally for her ongoing efforts to promote healthy lifestyles for children and offer credible practical parenting advice to new and expectant parents, Dr. Jana serves as a media spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics; is on the advisory board for American Baby magazine, The Walt Disney Internet Group and Nancy Snyderman's BeWell Expert Network; and serves as an expert consultant for academic organizations, non-profits, and major corporations such as P&G and Reckitt Benckhiser/Lysol.

Having spent several years as a parenting expert on Omaha's top morning radio program and as the parenting expert for Omaha's NBC affiliate, Dr. Jana is also the proud mother of three, a published children's book author and early literacy advocate, and the proud owner of Primrose School of Legacy – a nationally franchised, 200-student educational child care center.
Summer is the time for outings with friends, parties, barbecues and fireworks displays.

It can also be the busiest time of the year for emergency rooms.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has important information regarding fireworks safety, and Dr. Laura Jana joins the discussion to share tips for making sure safety comes first.

Don't let your summer fun turn into a trip to the ER! Learn how to play it safe with fireworks while still having a blast.


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