Tag "injury prevention"

Baby, it is cold outside and keeping your babies warm when you’re out and about is incredibly important. But puffy coats, snowsuits and bunting products can keep kids from being as safe as possible while buckled into their car safety › Continue Reading

The holidays mean something a little bit different for everyone. For me, it’s the time of year in which I step up my button battery awareness efforts into high gear. My youngest son, Emmett, swallowed a button battery eight years › Continue Reading

Dance is hard on the body. Long hours of practice mean a dancer’s muscles are aching nearly every time they take the floor due to muscle fatigue. We consider that muscle fatigue to be a “good” pain because it will › Continue Reading

As the weather is finally getting warmer, your kids are probably itching to get outside to play. We know that kids are going to fall, crash, slip and tumble, but there are important things parents can do to ensure that › Continue Reading

There is nothing better than opening the windows after a long, cold winter and feeling the warm, spring breeze flow through your house. But it is also the time of year that I like to remind families about how dangerous › Continue Reading

Keys to Safe Sledding

One of the fondest memories of winter for a child is often heading to the neighborhood hill after the first big snow for an afternoon of sledding with friends. There is no doubt that barreling down a snow-covered hill is › Continue Reading

Words can’t describe how grateful I am for my friend Kerry’s posting of the dangers of button batteries each December on her Facebook page. I read what she posted a couple of years ago. And I tucked the learnings away › Continue Reading

Every 33 seconds, a child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Many times deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters and seat › Continue Reading

Editor’s note: WCPO news anchor and reporter Julie O’Neill wrote a personal account of  her daughter’s bicycle accident on her Facebook page this week.  Because it’s a great reminder about the importance of helmet safety and the different warning signs of concussions, we’re sharing it with › Continue Reading

When I recently learned that another child had been injured by a fallen piece of bedroom furniture, I wasn’t surprised. More than 40 children younger than 18 are treated in emergency departments around the country each day for furniture related › Continue Reading

A child goes to the emergency room as a result of a television tipping over roughly every 45 minutes. Dawne Gardner, Injury Prevention Specialists, talks about the dangers of TVs tipping over and how to prevent injuries by mounting televisions › Continue Reading

The Super Bowl is about a week away and many families across the country are gearing up for game day celebrations. Because TVs will be such a large part of Super Sunday, my colleagues in the Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center and › Continue Reading

Often parents are confused about what they should do to keep their children as safe as possible in the car. Emily Lee, injury prevention coordinator, offers advice for adults about child car seat safety. “Having your seat upright is going › Continue Reading

Doctors from the Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s provide safety tips for young athletes returning to sports this fall. Tips cover issues including conditioning, heat illness, asthma, and concussions. Read more on sports safety on HealthDay.com.

It’s back-to-school season and, for parents, that means crossing items off your school prep checklist. Once you’ve had a chance to mentally prepare your child for school and just before snapping that adorable “first day” photo, reserve time to have › Continue Reading

A Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center (CCIC)’s campaign, Preventing Injuries in Norwood, is bringing $100 worth of safety equipment to 100 homes in 100 days in Norwood. The goal of the campaign is to minimize common at-home injuries, like falls. The › Continue Reading

The Kohl’s Building Safety on Your Block Program donated “safety bundles” including smoke detectors, poison control magnets, and locks for cabinets and drawers to over 300 apartments in Avondale. Representatives from Cincinnati Children’s, HCG Constructions, and The Community Builders helped › Continue Reading

Many people are surprised to find out that their car seats have an expiration date. This date may vary by car seat manufacturer, but every child safety seat will expire at some point, and shouldn’t be used past that expiration › Continue Reading

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers throughout the United States and in Ohio as well. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, from 2010-2012, there were 100,871 traffic crashes where a teen driver was at › Continue Reading

As a pediatrician in the emergency department (ED), I have a unique vantage point where I witness and treat a wide range of childhood injuries, which can range from minor abrasions and lacerations to loss of a limb and even › Continue Reading

As we celebrate America’s independence this Fourth of July, we remind you to be careful. While fireworks can be a lot of fun, they can also be very dangerous. Every year many children are injured while watching or trying to › Continue Reading

Those tiny magnets that hold reminders to your fridge can cause big harm to a child who swallows them, says Wendy Pomerantz, MD, an emergency physician with Cincinnati Children’s.  The magnets can stick to each other across the bowel wall and › Continue Reading

On October 16, 2010, my son Emmett became ill. He was coughing, lethargic, and had a fever with very little desire to eat. Concerned, my husband Michael took him to a local pediatric urgent care in our home town of Phoenix, Arizona. Emmett was assessed and › Continue Reading

About a month ago, something really big happened in my daughter’s life. Booster seats! Ok, so not life-altering news, but certainly life-saving and a big deal in her young life – and a surprisingly big deal in my life too. I › Continue Reading

As a physician in a pediatric emergency department, one would think that my passion for bicycle helmet safety stems from treating the number of children I see sustaining serious or life-threatening head injuries in the ER.  Yes, of course, that › Continue Reading