The Dangers of Marijuana Edibles to Small Children

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: accidental overdose, what to do if they do get into your edible stash, and how to talk to teens about marijuana
Air Date: 2/22/22
Duration: 15:20
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Kevin Osterhoudt

Dr. Kevin Osterhoudt is an attending physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine and the medical director of the Poison Control Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He serves as a professor of Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and is a faculty member in the Community Outreach and Education Core of the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology at Penn. He has co-authored over 100 journal articles and textbook chapters and serves on the editorial boards of Pediatric Emergency Care and Clinical Toxicology.

Dr. Osterhoudt is recognized for teaching excellence and was awarded the David Cornfeld Bedside Teaching Award by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 2005, the Scott Mackler Award for Excellence in Teaching by the University of Pennsylvania in 2008, and the ACMT Award for Significant Contributions to the Educational Pursuits of Medical Toxicology by the American College of Medical Toxicology in 2009. He has served nationally on the Board of Directors of the American College of Medical Toxicology, as the American Board of Pediatrics' representative to the medical toxicology sub-board, and on the Executive Committee of the Council on Environmental Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics. International experiences have included participation in a 2002 delegation to establish a pediatric emergency medicine program in Kosovo, participation in the Global Health Program’s medical outreach to the Dominican Republic in 2007, and service to the Bach Mai Hospital Foundation in Hanoi in 2013.

Dr. Osterhoudt's academic interests include the clinical epidemiology and risk assessment of pediatric poisoning exposures, and infantile methemoglobinemia.

    The Dangers of Marijuana Edibles to Small Children
    It’s imperative to encourage reading in your family.

    Reading to your young child can boost vocabulary and reading skills before entering school. Cultivating a love of reading in your older children can open up a world of imagination and opportunity.

    Time spent reading with your infant is actually conversation time. You can still read the words in the board book but interact with your child by talking about the pictures.

    Make time to read as a family. Younger children will enjoy the tale. Look up information about topics with older children to learn more about the story.

    Build excitement for reading by taking your child to get a library card. Encourage older children to belong to a book club. Share books that are meaningful to you so you can discuss them. Make reading important in your home.

    Listen as Dr. Corinn Cross joins Melanie Cole, MS in this encore episode from August 2017, to share how you can create lifelong readers.
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