Tag "safety"

Now that the weather is warmer, more kids are riding their bikes. Dawne Gardner, injury prevention specialist, Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center, provides bike safety tips so parents can keep their kids safe. According to Gardner, the most important bike safety › Continue Reading

Julie Bemerer, PsyD, staff psychologist II, Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology, discusses how to talk to kids about school shootings. According to Bemerer, it is important to address the child’s fears and normalize their feelings. “I would run through names › Continue Reading

On November 3, Ohioans will vote on Issue 3, which would legalize recreational and medical marijuana. Patricia Klein, PharmD, MPH, CSPI, discusses the medical concerns for children exposed to marijuana. Most of Klein’s concerns surround the regulation and packing of › Continue Reading

Ohioans Against Marijuana Monopolies brought together Cincinnati-area healthcare, business and religious leaders for a press conference at Cincinnati Children’s to voice opposition to State Issue 3, which will be on the November 3 ballot. “Those of us who are in › 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

Laurie Nommsen-Rivers, a doctor at Cincinnati Children’s, wrote an op-ed piece for the Cincinnati Enquirer’s website to urge cyclists to wear helmets while riding. By citing her own bicycle accident in which she was run over by a pick-up truck, › Continue Reading

The risk of lead exposure and poisoning is still something parents need to consider. In an Angie’s List article discussing the issue, Dr. Nicholas Newman of Cincinnati Children’s says symptoms of lead poisoning can go unnoticed until a child is › Continue Reading

In radiology, employees who have a passion for safety can volunteer to be safety coaches. Safety coaches help prevent errors by both modeling and teaching coworkers specific safety practices. All radiology safety coaches receive special training in communication strategies and safety › Continue Reading

Michael Gittelman, Wendy Pomerantz and Richard A. Falcone are physicians in Cincinnati Children’s Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center. They have published an editorial for Cincinnati.com citing sobering teen driving statistics in order to generate support for stricter graduated driver’s license legislation (GDL), found in House Bill › Continue Reading

Old Man Winter has made his presence known early this year, even though the first day of winter technically isn’t until December 21. For kids, his early arrival is more than welcome – it means snow days and sled riding! › Continue Reading

Drew Lachey of 98 degrees joined Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s to help spread awareness about car seat safety.  The initiative, named Buckle Up For Life, aims to educate parents about the importance of car seats, help them find the most appropriate › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s and Toyota have partnered to educate families about the importance of car seat safety. The program, called “Buckle Up for Life” has seen impressive results.  Children who are African American or Hispanic are three or four times more › Continue Reading

Our pin of the week comes from bloggers at thegoodstuffguide.com.  It is a phone number bracelet that young children can wear when traveling in airports, parks, field trips, etc. There are many products on the market to help identify your › Continue Reading

Ah, October. It’s the epitome of the fall season and one of my favorite months of the year. I love it. The weather, festivals, pumpkin farms, hay rides and most importantly, Halloween! Our neighbors have a giant inflatable spider with light-up › Continue Reading