Child Health & Safety News 11/20: Does My Child Need the ER?

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Welcome to Pediatric Safety’s weekly “Child Health & Safety News Roundup”- a recap of the past week’s child health and safety news headlines from around the world. Each day we use social media to communicate relevant and timely health and safety information to the parents, medical professionals and caregivers who follow us. Occasionally we overlook something, but overall we think we’re doing a pretty good job of keeping you informed. Still, quite a bit happens every day – so to make sure you don’t miss anything, we offer you a recap of this week’s top 20 events & stories.

  • These families lost kids to the flu. Now, they’re fighting to prevent more deaths
  • Baby fractures skull after falling through spindles on banister Parents are warning others to measure the gap between the spindles! Especially if you have an older house… 2017-11-19
  • ‘Just doing my job’: Trooper saves unresponsive infant on roadside 2017-11-19
  • 9 Kids’ Holiday Gift Safety Tips from check age appropriateness to watch for button batteries… from Children’s Hospital 2017-11-19
  • New Numbers On Child Labor Are Not Encouraging in 10 kids worldwide are doing work that’s preventing them from getting an education or is damaging their health 2017-11-18
  • One of the hottest toys on the market could be bad for your child’s health Some Fidget Spinners made outside the US contain high levels of lead 2017-11-18
  • Obesity is rising among children and needs a more aggressive multi-pronged approach 2017-11-17

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week:
Life or death decisions – When to take a child to the E.R.

  • Counselling for cyberbullying has doubled in five years – children’s charity 2017-11-17
  • How to Ensure Your Holiday Dinner Guests Leave Smiling Not Sick 2017-11-17
  • Finland minors can block parents from seeing specific medical records (doctors visits, prescriptions, labs, etc.). 2017-11-16
  • No Forced Kisses for Your Kids: A Holiday Safety Tip for Families – Thurs Time Capsule 2017-11-16
  • While Moore Runs For Senate, Women And Children’s Health Is Under Attack By GOP – Forbes 2017-11-16
  • 5 Ways to Make Thanksgiving Cooking Safer for Your Family 2017-11-15
  • How a Probation Violation Delayed a Child’s Life-Saving Organ Transplant 2017-11-15
  • Student Mental Health – How to Get Help When They Need It 2017-11-15
  • Dental Sedation Kills 4 Year-Old Who Might Have Been Saved By A Toothbrush …we have to stop treating dental health as something that “can wait” 2017-11-14
  • Gun owners urged to practice good gun safety – especially around children 2017-11-14
  • 2017-11-13
  • A beautiful piece honoring those who fought to make sure our children grow up free and safe! Thank you Veterans! 2017-11-13
  • How to Celebrate Your 2017 Holidays with Kids and Pets 2017-11-13


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