Safety and Prevention
Steer Children Clear of Potential Lawn Mower Injuries this Summer
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that lawn mower injuries are on the rise, up 3% in 2010 compared to 2009. The most common injuries are caused by strikes
Your pediatrician wants you to unplug the kids
School’s out for the summer, and pediatricians at Cincinnati Children’s say this is a good time set limits on your kids’ TV time. Dr. John Hutton, a pediatrician at Cincinnati
Bringing awareness to the issue of child abuse
The following was published in the Cincinnati Enquirer on Saturday, April 28th, 2012. Six children every minute. Three million every year. Those are the staggering statistics behind reports of child
New research says LATCH systems harder to use on many new cars
For most parents, installing car seats probably ranks as one of the more difficult things they do for their kids’ safety. And now, a report out last week by the
Eating disorders: the impact, the signs
Last week marked National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and while we recognize the tardiness of this blog post, we didn’t want to completely miss an excellent opportunity to give due
Digital Life, Childhood and Pediatrics – Apologies to Norman Rockwell
Were he alive today, one might wonder how Norman Rockwell would portray childhood in a world increasingly obsessed with digital media. Maybe Mr. Rockwell’s images would be of kids wearing
Helping find food security for families in need
New training is helping doctors in the Pediatric Primary Care Center at Cincinnati Children’s diagnose food insecurity in local families. Cuts in the federal WIC program, which provides vouchers for
My 7 year old still wets the bed. Should I be concerned?
Learn why bedwetting at age 7 is a common problem among children and how parents can help fix the problem.
Holiday toy safety – the age recommendations really do mean something
New toys are soon to be the highlight of holidays for children all over the world. But our experts caution that parents need to choose toys carefully to reduce the
Goblins and spiders and super heros, oh my!
It’s the end of October and everyone is buzzing about Halloween costumes and trick-or-treating. It’s such a fun time of year, but as our doctors and experts in the Drug
9/11 and Kids: Talk About It!
The explosive impact of the planes, the unfathomable collapse of the towers, panic in the debris-clouded streets, stunned faces, grieving families. The inescapable images of Sept. 11 that overwhelmed us
Resolve in 2011: spend more time with kids and adults
It seems the older we get, the years go by faster and faster. Thank goodness we work with kids, they keep us young. Good-bye 2010, hello 2011. This time of
Avoiding Teenage Pregnancies
Ordering hormonally charged teenagers not to have sex is probably not the most effective strategy for avoiding pregnancy. Although the national birth rate for girls ages 15 to 19 decreased
Children’s Gun-Related Injuries Linked to Poverty
About 42 percent of U.S. homes have a firearm, reported a recent article. Some may be surprised the number is so high, but I think it’s a rather conservative estimate.
Kids should have health insurance NOW
The Affordable Care Act, signed into law in March, is already beginning to protect families from some of the pains of health insurance. When the new law is fully phased
Breaking the cycle of child abuse reduces crime
It’s insidious and often unreported, but child abuse is a scourge that haunts its victims today and into the future. It also threatens our very society. Fortunately, there is hope.
Teen pregnancy rates encouraging but still need work
Three out of every 10 girls becomes pregnant by the age of 20, in the United States. Even more sobering, the United States has the highest rate of teen pregnancy
Child mortality rates declining
A new study in the Lancet offers good news in showing that death rates in children under 5 are dropping in many countries, according to data from 187 nations from
CDC chief says war on tobacco must continue
Science has managed to document tens of thousands of things that can go wrong with the human body. Some of them cause minor discomfort – think heartburn. Others are more