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Health and Safety Information

Zika Virus Facts, Symptoms and Prevention Tips

The Zika virus spreads through infected mosquitoes and can cause severe birth defects. Learn about Zika virus symptoms and prevention at Nicklaus Children's.



08/03/2016

Mosquito-borne Diseases and Mosquito Prevention

Mosquito bites can be harmful in several ways. The most common complication of these bites occur in the form of allergic reactions of the bite site and infections related to scratching. However, mosquito bites can also result in the transmission of life threatening conditions such as encephalitis, and birth defects such as microcephaly.

02/04/2016

What to Know About Ebola

Ebola is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains.

03/25/2015

Health Information Library

Health Information Library

An informed parent can make better decisions about their child's care.  In this section, we provide links to a variety of resources that will help you find health and safety information. 

Consumer Health

Comsumer Health Information

Useful information and preventive guidelines aimed to help our families be as educuated and familiar with their childs condition and pediatric health as possible. 

Kids Health

Kids Health 

Search information provided for Parents, Kids and Teens with featured topics such as pregnancy and newborns, nutrition and fitness, health problems and more. 


Kohl's Cares

Follow our events calendar and attend one of our free events. You also can download educational materials and play games online that promote bike and child safety. 

Safe Kids

In this section you will find information on Safe Kids Miami Dade County and injury prevention programs essential to promote the safety and well being of our children.

Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

Whether you are an athlete, coach, healthcare provider or parent, we have the sports injury prevention tips and tools to make sure safety is your first priority. 

Emmi



 

Emmi programs are web-based presentations that take complex medical information and make it easy for you and your family to understand. You can view these programs online for free, and share them with your friends and family.

 

Topics for Parents

Video/Social Media Game Safety

The latest trend amongst children and teens is video and social media games that encourage catching and collecting virtual characters. While these games encourage activity and family togetherness, they also cause safety and security concerns for families.

Healthy Tips for Kids Infographic

Healthy, happy kids grow up to be healthy, happy adults. It’s a parent’s responsibility to instill good habits early on. Read on for more healthy tips for kids about eating nutritiously, spending time outdoors, clocking enough sleep, limiting screen time and staying fit and active from childhood to adolescence and beyond.

How to Talk to Your Child About Violence in the Media

The alarming events in recent news from  Newtown, CT, have continued to shock and sadden us all. As we take time to reflect, we’d like to share some resources for parents on how to talk to their children about difficult, and often frightening topics, such as violence and how it may affect them.

A Silent Cry for Help: Cutting and Self-Mutilation

Acording to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 2 million people in the United States—mainly female teenagers—intentionally injure themselves every year. While self-mutilation can be a one-time, experimental occurrence, experts say this unhealthy coping mechanism can become addictive.

Talking about money troubles with your child

Skyrocketing prices at the grocery store and high costs at the fuel pumps are forcing families cross the nation to rein in their spending habits. Adjustments can be challenging for all members of the family, including children. But take heart—it’s all a matter of reframing the situation and turning it into a positive experience for the entire family.

Infographics

Sports Hydration Infographic

How much water should a kid drink while playing sports?

Sugar Intake in Kids Infographic

It's no secret that kids love sugar. What's unclear is just how detrimental the sweet stuff is to your child’s health. Recent studies have found that sugar has the same effect on the brain as certain addictive drugs. The experts at Nicklaus Children's Hospital take a closer look at the harmful effect too much sugar can have on the body.

Youth Sports Injury Prevention Infographic

Are your kids playing it safe? Helping children lead physically active lifestyles is essential to their health. Explore Nicklaus Children's Hospital's best tips for keeping young athletes safe and active.


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