Could a Relative's House Be Dangerous this Holiday?

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: The holidays can be joyful and fun, but they can also be a time of danger for kids.
Air Date: 12/4/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: 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.
Could a Relative's House Be Dangerous this Holiday?
The holidays are an exciting time of year for kids, but along with all that joyfulness and fun, there can be danger as well. It is important to help ensure your little ones have a safe holiday season.

If you are having people over for a holiday party, or if you are going over to a relatives house, a few simple precautions will keep your children safe.

For instance, purses lying around, abandoned half-full drinks and medications of relatives can all pose hazards that children can easily get into if left unattended.

Healthy Children's go-to expert, Dr. Corinn Cross, shares a few tips to make this holiday safe and fun for all.
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