Dog Bites: Protect Your Children and Yourself

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Tis the season for dog parks and play parks. But remember, big or little, any dog can bite.
Air Date: 5/22/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Corinn Cross, MD
dr cori crossDr. Corinn Cross was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Barnard College where she graduated cum laude and majored in philosophy. She went on to attend the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, NJ, where she was selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Cross did her internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Cross has continued to work at CHLA as a general pediatrics attending.

Dr. Cross is actively involved in her local AAP, Chapter 2, where she is an obesity champion. She is co-founder of the Fit to Play and Learn Obesity Prevention curriculum. Through a collaboration between AAP Chapter 2 and the L.A. Unified School District this curriculum is being used to educate at-risk students and their parents on the risks of obesity and to help them to lead healthier lives. Dr. Cross is an AAP Spokesperson and speaks to children throughout the L.A. school district about obesity, healthy lifestyles and the benefits of walking to school.

Dr. Cross is a member of the Executive Board for the AAP's Council on Communications and Media. She is the Editor of the Council on Communications and Media's blog.
Dog Bites: Protect Your Children and Yourself
Tis the season for dog parks and play parks.

But remember, big or little, any dog can bite.

Are your children aware of the safety precautions when meeting dogs?

Special guest, Dr. Corinn Cross, joins the discussion as we give you the most up to date information on who's being bitten, as well as the ways and means that may prevent or stop a dog attack.

We'll also answer your questions such as, "What's a dog owner to do in an attack situation?"

And we share the best safety tips for how you and your family members can avoid being bitten.
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