Health and Safety Information

Never leave a child alone in a car

Did you know that every 10 days a child dies from a heatstroke? Learn why children should never be left alone in a vehicle.

02/16/2019

Preventing Medication Injuries

Medication injuries are the leading cause of child poisoning. Learn more about how to prevent medication injuries with Nicklaus Children's Injury Prevention Coordinator, Malvina Duncan.
 

02/15/2019

Helmet Safety

Head injuries are the leading cause of injury in children. Learn more about helmet safety with Nicklaus Children's Injury Prevention Coordinator Malvina Duncan.

02/15/2019

Drowning Prevention

Drowning is a silent event. Learn more with Nicklaus Children's Injury Prevention Coordinator Malvina Duncan.

02/15/2019

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Upcoming Events

Talkin' Kids Health Facebook Live with Beatriz Canals

Dr. Ana Duarte, director of the division of dermatology, discusses treatment options for children with vascular birthmarks in this edition of Talkin' Kids Health.

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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First Aid and CPR Education for Healthcare Professionals

Nicklaus Children's Hospital is an accredited American Heart Association, and American Academy of Pediatrics training site. Our Advanced Life Support Training Center offers multiple programs to fit every need from basic CPR to advanced certifications such as BLS, PALS and NRP.

Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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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. 

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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. 

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Latest Articles

Recommendations for juice consumption in children

Consumption of fruit juice has increased drastically within recent years as children and adolescents continue to be the highest consumers. An excessive amount of juice consumption can lead to not only an increase in calories, but also an increased risk for childhood obesity and dental caries.

03/29/2019

Immune “Boosters” for Children

Many parents wonder what they can do to prevent their child from catching illnesses, especially colds and ear infections. The immune system is a finely-tuned orchestra of different kinds of cells. Therefore, the idea of “boosting” immunity is a complicated one, as it is unclear which kinds of cells need to a boost, by how much, and how this can effectively be achieved.

03/18/2019

Medical Care During Pregnancy

The sooner in pregnancy good care begins, the better for the health of both moms and their babies. Here's what to expect.

03/06/2019

Child-Friendly Veggies

Vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet, but getting kids to eat an adequate amount can be challening. Here are helpful tips to introduce more veggies into a child's diet. 

03/05/2019

Infographics

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.