Is Caffeine Safe for Young Kids?
Parents often ask if caffeine is safe for young kids. The reality is that there is limited information about the long-term use and safety. Read about the top concerns with young kids consuming caffeine.
What Parents Need to Know About Hand Sanitizers in 2020
With new hand sanitizer products hitting the market in 2020, new concerns have arisen as well. Read what parents need to know about them.
5 Things Parents Need to Know About Melatonin Use in Kids
It’s estimated that around 25% of healthy children and teens have difficulty sleeping. As a result, parents may explore the use of melatonin to help them sleep. Read the top five things parents should know about it:
How to Safely Disinfect for COVID-19
Correcting misinformation: drinking bleach will not prevent COVID-19, and could cause a serious injury. Read how to safely disinfect for COVID-19, along with other disease-causing germs.
4 Things Parents Need to Know About Medications and the Summer Heat
The summer heat can change the effectiveness of some medications, and other drugs can magnify the sun's effects. Read further how the sun can impact medicine and what can be done to prevent it.
Medication Disposal: What is the Safest Way to Get Rid of Unused and Expired Medicine?
It is important to dispose of unused and expired medicines safely to help avoid accidental exposures and to prevent teen drug abuse. Review four options to do this, as different medications may need different disposal procedures.
Parents: Talk to Your Teens About the Dangers of Nicotine Toothpicks
There is a new nicotine product parents need to be aware of: nicotine toothpicks. While cigarette use is down among teens, these alternate forms of nicotine consumption are increasing at an alarming rate. Learn about nicotine toothpicks so that you can talk to your teens about them:
Cincinnati Children’s opposes marijuana legalization
Cincinnati Children’s and other members of the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association are opposed to the constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana and are urging Ohioans to vote no on November 3. Organizers
Life’s A Picnic (But Keep These Things In Mind When There)
My kids love picnics. There’s something exciting about being in the fresh air and enjoying a meal in the great outdoors. The usual foods my family eats every day seem
Adult Prescription Growth Linked to Kids’ Poisonings
With more adults taking medicine for diseases like diabetes and hypertension, those same medications are being linked to increasing rates of pediatric poisonings, according to a new study. Poisonings among
Keep Out of Reach: Baby’s Tragic Death is Sobering Reminder about Storing Medication Properly
The circumstances surrounding the tragic accidental death of an 11-month old Middletown, Ohio boy after possibly ingesting prescription pills is a sobering reminder to parents about the importance of keeping
You can’t see it, smell it or taste it. But you need to know if it’s in your home.
There’s one common household poison even the most cautious parent can’t keep locked away where the kids can’t reach it: Carbon monoxide. Every year in the U.S., about 500 people