Health and Safety Information

Weight Management for Children and Teenagers

Obesity has become one of the most significant threats to the well being of our nation’s children. It is estimated that nearly 32 percent of children and adolescents are overweight and that 16 percent or more can be categorized as obese.

Toy Safety and Injury Prevention

Nearly 500 children under the age of 15 are seen daily in emergency rooms for toy-related injuries. Almost half of those children are under 5 years of age.

Kids Flu Center: Prevention and Care Tips for the Flu

Visit our flu page for helpful tips on preventing the spread of the flu virus and view our symptoms checker. Remember, antivirals are more effective if started within the first 48 hours- seek medical care at the sign of symptoms. For your convenience, our pediatric urgent care centers are available in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach county. 

Halloween Safety Tips

Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween, but not when it comes to child safety. There are several easy and effective behaviors that parents can share with kids to help reduce their risk of injury.

The Risks of Vaping – What Parents Need to Know

Until recently, the severity of e-cigarette use or “vaping” has been minimized. However, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is currently investigating an outbreak of lung disease in connection with e-cigarette use following the deaths of six people as a result of e-cigarette use or “vaping.”

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An informed parent can make better decisions about their child's care. Learn about the latest topics in children's health.

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Orthopedic Surgery Program Infographic

Facts about the Orthopedic Surgery Program and Center for Spinal Disorders

8 Ways to not forget your child in the car Infographic

Heat Stroke is the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths in children in the United States. On average, every 8 days a child dies from heatstroke in a vehicle. The following tips are reminders to prevent parents and caregivers from forgetting a child inside the car.

What's so good about fruits and vegetables?

Click the picture to learn why fruits and veggies are so important and get tips on how to eat at least five servings a day!

​Use #GiveMe5 on social media to share photos of your favorite fruits and veggies!

Sports Hydration Infographic

How much water should a kid drink while playing sports?

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.

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.