Child Health & Safety News 6/11: # Suicidal Kids Hospitalized Double

twitter thumbIn this week’s Child Health News: A record number of children died of flu this season. This is the highest number in a flu season excluding pandemic years. Approx 80% had not received a flu vaccination this season

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.

  • Why Grandmothers May Hold The Key To Human Evolution
  • Want Your Child To Eat (Almost) Everything? There Is A Way 2018-6-10
  • Instead of Freaking Out When Daycare Raises Tuition Follow These Tips 2018-6-10
  • Firefighters install child safety equipment in family homes 2018-6-09
  • “One out of two of America’s children will have a mental, emotional or behavioral disorder – things like addictions, ADHD, anxiety disorders, depression, etc. by age 18,” 2018-6-09

PedSafe Child Health & Safety News Headline of the Week
A recent study on mental health by Greg Plemmons, M.D. at VUMC children, found that the number of school-age children and adolescents hospitalized for suicidal thoughts or attempts has more than doubled since 2008.

  • When Jordan found out she had scoliosis, it was the scariest day of her life. Learn how she turned it all around and learned to love what made her unique: 2018-6-08
  • The Father’s experience in the NICU | 2018-6-08
  • Outdoor Fun for Allergic Kids? Absolutely! Just Be Prepared 2018-6-08
  • Tomorrow morning, SOLO: A Star Wars Story is #SensoryFriendlyat AMC 2018-6-08
  • The Sleep Fairy and 4 Other Tricks to Help Your Kid Sleep – Great advice from the Cleveland Clinic 2018-6-07
  • Special Siblings: How a Child Sees Special Needs – Thurs Time Capsule 05/11 2018-6-07
  • What Budget Cuts Mean for Third Graders in a Rural U.S, School 2018-6-06
  • How To Manage Atopic Eczema – An Itchy, Scaly Children’s Rash 2018-6-06
  • Artist Reimagines Disney Princesses As Career Women And It’s Everything 2018-6-05
  • Summer puts special emphasis on water safety with kids 2018-6-04
  • How to Teach Your Kids Empathy-Building Skills 2018-6-04
  • Video on child hunger shows kids reacting to the fact that 1 in 5 children in the U.S. is hungry – terrific to see them offer their ideas on solutions 2018-6-04


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