Safety and Prevention
Youth Dance Injuries: How to Identify the Issue
It’s likely that every dancer will experience pain at some point in their dance training. Being able to identify the type of pain your young dancer is feeling will help to make sure they are not continuing to practice when they should be receiving treatment and recovering.
Help Identifying Common Poisonous Plants and Tips for Avoiding Them
It's important to know which poisonous plants to avoid to keep your family safe. Learn which are most common in the Midwest and some safety tips to steer clear of them.
Big Kids in Cars: Riding Safely
As your children approach graduation from their forward-facing car seats, there are still a couple of stages to be aware of before jumping to riding with just a seat belt. Read an injury prevention coordinator's explanation of these transitions.
What Parents Need To Know About Sports Eye Injuries in Kids
The bulk of eye injuries in the U.S. happen to children, and 24% of those taken place during sports and recreational activities. Read 5 things parents need to know about sports eye injuries in kids.
Accidental Exposure to Substances at School: Keeping Safety Top of Mind
Accidents can happen anywhere, anytime, but many can be prevented with a little information sharing and awareness spreading. Keep back-to-school safety top of mind by reading the most common accidental exposures at school.
Top 5 Outdoor Injuries: Tips for Prevention
Learn to prevent the top 5 outdoor injuries with these tips from an injury prevention coordinator at Cincinnati Children's.
Sex and Sexting: Talk About It with Your Kids Early and Often
It is important to talk about sex and sexting starting in the preschool years and continuing through high school. Read helpful tips from a psychologist.
Reminders for Preventing Window Falls in Spring and Summer
About 8 kids ages 5 and younger die from falling out of a window in the US yearly. Read an injury prevention specialist's tips for preventing window falls.
“Juuling”: An Update on Teens and E-cigarettes
Juuling is essentially vaping e-cigarettes with an inconspicuous product. Read the 5 things that parents of teenagers need to know about this trend.
It’s Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot
Flu season lasts through April; there is still time for the flu shot to work and provide benefit to your family. Read how long it takes to build immunity.
14 Reasons to Call Your Newborn’s Doctor
Bringing home a newborn is exciting, exhausting and a little overwhelming! Save this list of symptoms that necessitate a call to your baby's doctor.
Keys to Safe Sledding
Five tips to make sure kids are safe when sledding. An injury prevention coordinator explains the most common ways kids get hurt and how to avoid injury.
Staying Safe While Staying Warm: Carbon Monoxide Reminders
Carbon monoxide is a silent killer: it's invisible and odor-less. With winter in full-swing, read a few reminders to keep your family safe.
4 Practical Tips to Help Avoid Gestational Diabetes
Making healthy lifestyle choices can help pregnant women avoid gestational diabetes. Read some practical tips to help prevent the condition:
Homemade Slime: Experts Weigh in on Safety, Germs
Learn more about the most common ingredients used to make slime and how to make it safely at home with your kids.
A Surgeon’s PSA for Lawn Mower Safety
Before teaching your child to mow the lawn, it is important to make sure they are old enough and mature enough to perform the job safely. These lawn mower safety tips will help keep your family safe.
Viewing the Solar Eclipse: How Kids Can Do it Safely
When viewing the solar eclipse with kids, it's important to protect their eyes from severe and permanent damage. Read 5 tips on how to do it:
Snake Bites: How to Prevent and What to Do If Bitten
It's important to know how to prevent snake bites and what to do if your child is bitten because common misconceptions about snakes can make the bite worse.
Young Athletes Prone to a Rash of Skin Conditions
As a parent, you can be on the lookout for changes in your child’s skin. Look for cuts, sores, redness, a rash, swelling and pus.