Articles on Infant & Child Safety

5 Things Your Baby Should Avoid In The NICU
Babies in the neonatal intensive care unit hospital don't always need the tests and treatments suggested.
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Why You Should Be Alarmed About Pediatric Emergency Care in the U.S.
The vast majority of doctors working in emergency care have received only four months of training in pediatrics, and what they learned about treating full-grown adults rarely translates well.
From Pacific Standard
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When to Take Your Newbor to the E.R.
Changes in Behavior and Appearance that are Cause for Concern 
by Audrey Paul, MD, PhD, FACEP , Karen Goodman, MD, and Catherine Verow, MS, CCLS
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Nine Medicines You Shouldn't Give Your Toddler
Young children are much more likely than adults to have adverse drug reactions, so giving your toddler prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medication – even "herbal" medicines – is serious business.
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U.S. Infant Mortality Rate Worse Than in 40 Other Countries
Babies born in the United States have a higher chance of dying in their first month than babies in much of the developed world, according to a new report on infant mortality rates.
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Doctors Discover How to Possibly Prevent Colds in Infants
Doctors may have found a way to help prevent or at least ease colds in young babies. A new study from Emory University found young babies had fewer colds that didn't last as long when their mothers took DHA supplements while pregnant.
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9 Pediatric Emergency Essentials
Of the nation's more than 5,700 hospitals, only about 250 are children's hospitals. Only 6% of hospitals have all the pediatric supplies they need. If you have a choice of local ERs, ask your doctor which is best prepared to treat children.
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What to Do If Your Baby Catches Cold
Is that sniffle just a couple of runny boogers, or is it the start of the world's worst ear infection? And what does snot have to do with earaches, anyway? Keeping tracking of every sniffle, cough and, let's face it, fart can be a daunting task. See what parenting expert Beth Feldman, founder of Role Mommy has to say about spotting and treating your baby's first cold.
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7 Drugs That Can Kill Kids in a Single Pill
R Baby Foundation recommends you add the Poison Control Center Hotline to your cell phone: 1-800-222-1222
A review paper published earlier this month in the journal Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice outlined the risks of more than three dozen medicines that, the authors noted, could kill kids in a single swallow.
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Are You Ready for An Emergency?
Most hospitals in the U.S. do not have the equipment or expertise to treat children in their emergency departments. Just six percent of U.S. hospital emergency departments have the necessary equipment, medications and experts to properly care for pediatric patients, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Emergency Nurses Association.
From The Children's Hospital
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When to Take a Sick Child to the ER
Children and youths are especially hard-hit by swine flu. It is important to watch for danger signs, as the onset of respiratory failure can be swift.
From LA Times

Swine Flu: A Guide for Parents
Freaked out about the H1N1 virus? What you need to know about the new vaccine, symptoms, treatment, prevention and more.

Few ERs Are Equipped to Care for Children
Research shows that the majority of EDs lack the special equipment, supplies, and expertise needed to treat children.
From ABC News Health

8 Reasons Kids End Up in the ER — and How to Prevent It
Drowning and other accidents spike when school is out, earning the summer the moniker "trauma season."
From US News & World Report

Your Child Needs the Hospital? 12 Tips for Parents
Pediatric medicine is not a downsized version of adult care.
From US News & World Report.

Pediatric Emergency Care
Families should know the closest pediatric emergency room for the best care for your babies and children.
From Mt. Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital

Learn More About Pediatric Subspecialists
The American Academy of Pediatrics has created a series of fact sheets that offer information about the many different pediatric subspecialists to which parents may be referred.
From American Academy of Pediatrics
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