Promoción y educación de la salud

Product Recall: Diono Convertible and Booster Car Seats

Diono is recalling 519,052 Radian R100, Radian R120, Radian RXT, Olympia, Pacifica, and Rainier convertible and booster car seats.

When the seat is secured to the car using the lap belt without also using the top tether, it may not adequately protect the child from injury in the event of a crash.

10/12/2017

Preparing your Child for a Hurricane

Children and teenagers can become anxious when their routines are disrupted by natural disasters such as a hurricane or tropical storms. Parents should try to address those fears in a factual, reassuring manner.  If you remain calm, your children will often follow your behavior.

09/04/2017

Firework Safety Tips for the 4th of July Holiday Weekend

All fireworks, including sparklers, can cause severe burns and scars. According to studies conducted by the Pediatric Academic Societies, over 90,000 pediatric fireworks-related injuries were treated in hospitals from 2006 to 2012. These ranged from minor burns to loss of vision to amputation of limbs.

06/30/2017

Orthopedic Surgery Program Infographic

Facts about the Orthopedic Surgery Program and Center for Spinal Disorders

05/24/2017

Product Recall: Drugmaker GSK recalling nearly 600,000 asthma inhalers in U.S.

GSK Plc is voluntarily recalling more than 593,000 Ventolin asthma inhalers from U.S. hospitals, pharmacies, retailers and wholesalers due to a defect that may cause them to deliver fewer doses of the medicine than indicated, the British drugmaker said on Tuesday.

04/10/2017

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.

04/07/2017

Heatstroke Prevention: Put an end to hot car deaths

Every 10 days, across the United States, a child dies while unattended in a hot car. It only takes a few minutes for a car to heat up and become deadly to a child inside. As summer temperatures rise, more kids are at risk.

04/07/2017

Shoulder RTC Simple Stretching and Strengthening

It is important to keep your shoulder healthy and strong throughout the entire sports season. Strengthening your shoulder daily will help avoid weakness and fatigue that you may feel as the sports season rolls along.

03/31/2017

The Pitfalls of Early Sports Specialization

The majority of our youth participate in their primary sport for both school and club leagues bringing average practice times upwards of 14 hours per week year round.

03/31/2017

Sea parte del equipo de cuidado de su hijo

Los padres son el integrante más importante del equipo de cuidado de su hijo.

03/13/2017

Product Recall: Britax Strollers

A damaged receiver mount on the stroller can cause the car seat to disengage and fall unexpectedly, posing a fall hazard to infants in the car seat.

02/21/2017

STOP Aggressive Driving

February is Aggressive Driving Awareness month.
Help South Florida keep our roads safer!

02/20/2017

Special Holiday Shopping Recalls Report

During the last holiday season, the hot product for gifts was the hoverboard. The lithium-ion battery packs that power the units can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. Many of the recalled hoverboards were identified in our July 2016 recall report.

12/20/2016

Holiday Safety Tips for Kids and Parents

It’s that time of year again when we enjoy festive meals with family and friends, deck our halls with colorful decorations and listen to squeals of delight as our children open their brightly-wrapped presents. To help ensure your kids have fun and stay safe this holiday, here are a few tips to remember.

12/01/2016

Preseason Conditioning: The Key to Performance and Injury Prevention

With busy summer schedules filled with social events and vacations, most athletes neglect an important component of training for their sport-preseason conditioning.

11/01/2016

Medidas de Seguridad durante Halloween

Halloween puede ser una de las noches más divertidas y festejadas del año - pero solamente si la celebramos con precaución. Las medidas de seguridad durante Halloween competen a todos: niños, padres, vecinos y conductores. Todos deben ser conscientes de los peligros asociados con esta animada celebración.

10/27/2016

Tennis - STOP Sports Injuries

Tennis, played worldwide, is one of the most popular racket sports. A high number of tournaments for competitive tennis players may lead to overuse injuries, such as "tennis elbow" or wrist injuries.

10/20/2016

Volleyball - STOP Sports Injuries

As participation has increased over the past two decades, the number of volleyball-related injuries has risen as well.

10/20/2016

Hockey - STOP Sports Injuries

Ice hockey is a finesse sport that requires a unique combination of speed, power, and teamwork. As a result, players are at risk for specific injury patterns—some of them avoidable.

10/20/2016

Water Polo - STOP Sports Injuries

Over the past 20 years, water polo participation has grown significantly in the United States. Sportsmanship, equipment, and attention to preparation and strengthening can help prevent injuries and enhance and improve performance.

10/20/2016

Wrestling - STOP Sports Injuries

Wrestling, one of the world's oldest sports, is offered at various levels of competition, including the Olympics, the American Athletic Union, the U.S. Wrestling Federation, and high school and college-sponsored tournaments.

10/20/2016

Swimming - STOP Sports Injuries

Swimming is among the most popular low-impact fitness activities, with more than a million competitive and recreational swimmers in the United States.

10/20/2016

Softball - STOP Sports Injuries

Softball injuries in young athletes are on the rise and nearly as frequent as baseball injuries, but they generally result in less time lost to competition. These injuries most commonly involve the back, shoulder, forearm, wrist, and hand.

10/20/2016

Soccer - STOP Sports Injuries

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world and the fastestgrowing team sport in the United States.

10/20/2016

Skiing and Snowboarding - STOP Sports Injuries

Tens of thousands of skiers and snowboarders enjoy snowsports every year, however few prepare for the rigorous physical demands that these sports place on the body.

10/20/2016

Running - STOP Sports Injuries

Running is a great form of exercise, recreation, and sport participation for adults, adolescents, and children.

10/20/2016

Rugby - STOP Sports Injuries

In recent years rugby has been gaining in popularity in the United States with athletes from elementary school to adults playing the game.

10/20/2016

Rowing - STOP Sports Injuries

Rowing is an unusual sport in that the athletes sit facing the stern of the boat with their feet anchored in sneakers attached to a foot stretcher.

10/20/2016

Martial Arts - STOP Sports Injuries

Martial arts are a popular form of exercise and sport worldwide. In the United States there are an estimated 8 million participants in martial arts, with Tae kwon do and Karate being most popular.

10/20/2016

Lacrosse - STOP Sports Injuries

With its roots in Native American cultures, lacrosse is America's oldest and currently fastest growing team sport.

10/20/2016

Inline Skating - STOP Sports Injuries

Inline skating is a popular form of exercise that can burn as many calories as running or cycling while potentially placing less stress on the joints of the lower body.

10/20/2016

Figure Skating - STOP Sports Injuries

In recent years the physical demands of figure skating have increased dramatically with a corresponding increase in potentially detrimental effects on the adolescent body.

10/20/2016

Golf - STOP Sports Injuries

Golf looks like an easy game to play, hitting a stationary object with a club into a relatively wide open space. Well, think again!

10/20/2016

Football - STOP Sports Injuries

Football is one of the most popular sports played by young athletes, and it leads all other sports in the number of injuries sustained.

10/20/2016

Field Hockey - STOP Sports Injuries

Interest in field hockey has grown dramatically in North America, and today there are more than 5,000 women competing at the collegiate level each year. As the sport has evolved, it has become faster-paced and more physical. As a result, the number of and severity of injuries has increased.

10/20/2016

Dance - STOP Sports Injuries

For many people dance may not spring to mind when thinking about sports, but the physical demands placed on the bodies of dancers have been shown to make them just as susceptible as football players to injury.

10/20/2016

Cycling - STOP Sports Injuries

Since the 1800s when bicycles first made their appearance, cycling has become popular for commuting, recreation, exercise, and sport. Today, there are about 80 million cyclists in the United States. 

10/20/2016

Cheerleading - STOP Sports Injuries

Cheerleading is considered an athletic activity that incorporates elements of dance and gymnastics along with stunts and pyramid formations.

 

10/20/2016

Gymnastics - STOP Sports Injuries

Each year, more than 86,000 gymnastics-related injuries are treated in hospitals, doctors’ offices, clinics, and ambulatory surgery centers. Gymnasts must consistently prepare for the rigorous physical and emotional toils that the sport requires.

10/20/2016

Basketball - STOP Sports Injuries

With modern basketball's fast pace game come many opportunities for injuries. It is estimated that more than 1.6 million injuries are associated with basketball each year.

10/20/2016

Baseball - STOP Sports Injuries

Injuries in young athletes are on the rise, but elbow and shoulder injuries in children are on the verge of becoming an epidemic.

10/13/2016

Put It Down. It Can Wait

No text. No call. Nothing is worth losing a life over. Did you know texting and driving is illegal in Florida?
Join the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and its partners to educate drivers about the dangers of distracted driving.

09/28/2016

Zika Virus and Pregnancy: Transmission, Outcomes, and Precautions

Cases of Zika Virus have been confirmed in the U.S. Learn about Zika Virus transmission and Zika Virus pregnancy precautions from Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

09/16/2016

Example of fruit and vegetables servings for kids ages 2-3

Example of a day's worth of fruit and veggies for kids ages 2-3 includes 1/2 cup of peas, 1/2 cup of carrots, 1/2 cup of applesauce, 1/2 cup of strawberries.

09/15/2016

Example of fruit and vegetables servings for kids ages 4-8

Example of a day's worth of fruit and veggies for kids ages 4-8 include 1 mandarin, 1/2 cup of raspberries, 1/2 cup of carrots, 1/2 cup of blueberries, 1/2 cup of corn and 1 celery stalk.

09/15/2016

Example of fruit and vegetables servings for kids ages 9-13

Example of a day's worth of fruit and veggies for kids ages 9-13 includes 1 apple, 1/2 cup of blueberries, 1 cup butternut squash, 1/2 cup of broccoli, 2 cups of salad with peppers and 1/2 cup of strawberries.

09/15/2016

Example of fruit and vegetables servings for kids ages 14-18

An example of a day's worth of fruit and veggies for kids ages 14-16 includes 1 apple, 1/2 cup of squash, 1/2 cup of snap peas, a 1/2 cup of grapes and 1/2 cup of sliced carrots.

09/15/2016

Example of fruit and vegetables servings for adults

Example of a day's worth of fruit and veggies for adults includes two cups of salad, 1/2 a cup of broccoli, 1 cup of mixed berries, 1/2 a cup of sliced peppers, 1/2 a cup of shredded carrots and a small banana.

09/15/2016

GiveMe5 Infographic

Read on 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!

09/15/2016

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

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.

08/03/2016

Baseball Injuries in Children

Thousands of children who play in baseball leagues are seen each year complaining of elbow or shoulder pain. Injuries in these young athletes are on the verge of becoming an epidemic. Damage or tear to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) should be treated immediately, otherwise it is difficult to repair or rehabilitate.

07/27/2016

Sports Hydration Infographic

How much water should a kid drink while playing sports?

06/06/2016

Safety Concerns with Hoverboards

​The recent holiday season’s most popular toy, the hoverboard, is causing concern among the medical experts at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. 

03/28/2016

Product Recall: Gerber Baby Food Pouches

Gerber Products Company has voluntarily recalled a number of organic baby food pouches due to a packaging defect. Consumers may notice that, in some cases, the pouches may become bloated and the product inside may have an off taste or odor.

03/24/2016

Precauciones contra los mosquitos

Las picaduras de mosquitos pueden ser perjudiciales de diversas maneras. Las complicaciones más comunes de estas picaduras son las reacciones alérgicas en el lugar de la picadura y las infecciones relacionadas con el acto de rascarse. Sin embargo, las picaduras de mosquitos también pueden tener como consecuencia la transmisión de afecciones que ponen en riesgo la vida, como la encefalitis.

02/04/2016

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.



06/25/2015

Winter Sports Safety Tips

Skiing down a snow-covered slope with the wind in your face and tranquil mountain scenery all around – there’s a lot to love about winter sports. However, skiing can also pose some inherent risks, such as frostbite, sunburn and knee and head injuries.

06/01/2015

Outdoor Sports Safety Tips

Many children play soccer, football, field hockey or lacrosse starting from an early age. Injuries occurring in these types of outdoor field sports are easy to sustain. It is important that parents advise children on the proper gear and way to play in order to prevent injuries from occurring.

06/01/2015

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

Enterovirus Awareness and Planning

What Parents Need to Know About Enterovirus D68

03/17/2015

Florida Residents Urged to Get Vaccinated Against Measles

It's important all Floridians make sure they have received the measles vaccination because those who are fully immunized have very little risk of developing the disease.

02/02/2015

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.

01/04/2015

New Meningitis B Vaccine

The recent FDA approval of a new vaccine for Meningococci type B is being greeted with enthusiasm by Nicklaus Children's doctors.

11/14/2014

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.

06/03/2014

Navigating the Teen Years - A Parental Survival Guide

“Adolescence is often the period in a child’s life when he or she begins to separate from his parents and develop his own identity,” says Lorena Siqueira, MD, Adolescent Medical Director at Miami Children’s Hospital. “The child’s effort to become more independent can be a difficult time for the whole family.”

11/14/2013

Sugerencias para familias sobre cómo sobrevivir a un desastre natural

Los huracanes se consideran desastres naturales. Para proteger a su familia, es fundamental que se prepare informándose sobre los preparativos previos y los esfuerzos de recuperación posteriores a un huracán. La información a continuación lo ayudará a usted y a su familia a superar las realidades de una emergencia como ésta.

11/08/2013

Seguridad con los juguetes y prevención de lesiones

De acuerdo con SAFE KIDS Florida, "se calcula que, cada año, aproximadamente 4 millones de niños de Florida (1 de cada 4) menores de 14 años sufrirán lesiones lo suficientemente serias como para requerir atención médica".

11/07/2013

Sugerencias para prevenir la hepatitis B

La hepatitis B es un problema grave de salud pública que afecta a personas de todas las edades en los Estados Unidos y en todo el mundo. En 2003, aproximadamente 92.000 personas contrajeron el virus de la hepatitis B (VHB) en los Estados Unidos.

11/07/2013

Consejos para protegerse del calor

Entre 1979 y 2002, la exposición al calor excesivo produjo 8.966 muertes en los Estados Unidos. Durante este período, en el país, el calor extremo causó más muertes que los huracanes, los rayos, los tornados, las inundaciones y los terremotos combinados.

11/07/2013

Preparación para emergencias de inundaciones

Algunos pasos básicos para estar preparado para tormentas e inundaciones.

11/07/2013

Sugerencias para prevenir ahogamientos

La clave para evitar que un niño se ahogue es no quitarle los ojos de encima!

11/07/2013

Sugerencias para la prevención de mordidas de perros

Todos los años, más de cuatro millones de estadounidenses (aproximadamente la mitad de ellos, niños) sufren lesiones por mordidas de perros. Las tasas de lesiones son más altas entre los niños de entre cinco y nueve años. Los niños sufren mordidas con más frecuencia que las niñas en el mismo grupo de edad.

11/07/2013

Preparación para Desastres para Familias con Niños

Durante momentos de desastres, la imaginación de los niños puede crear miedos que los adultos deben tomar con seriedad. Las palabras, las acciones y las expresiones de amor pueden proporcionar seguridad a un niño que siente miedo.

11/07/2013

Seguridad en los asientos del auto

Cumplir con las pautas sobre los dispositivos de seguridad adecuados debe ser una prioridad para todos, tanto cuando se sale a la carretera por un viaje de verano o como por un viaje a la tienda de alimentos.

11/07/2013

Sugerencias de seguridad para montar en bicicleta, monopatín y patineta

La niñez y la adolescencia son momentos maravillosos en la vida de un niño. La diversión al aire libre forma una parte fundamental del crecimiento y la participación activa en los deportes. En Nicklaus Children's Hospital, anteriormente Miami Children's Hospital queremos asegurarnos de que los momentos de diversión y actividad física siempre vayan de la mano de la seguridad.

11/07/2013

Sugerencias para el Regreso a la Escuela

En Nicklaus Children's Hospital, estamos dedicados a ayudarle a tener un año escolar sano, seguro y existoso para los niños. Esperamos que las siguentes sugerencias le ayuden.

11/07/2013

Nutrición y la Pirámide guía de alimentos

En todas las etapas de la vida, la nutrición desempeña un rol importante en el mantenimiento de una buena salud.
Es importante no sólo para el crecimiento y desarrollo, sino para mantener los huesos y dientes fuertes y crear un buen sistema inmunitario.

11/03/2013

Preguntas Frecuentes Sobre el Desarrollo del Pecho

El desarrollo del pecho es el primer signo de la pubertad en la mayoría de las adolescentes femeninas. Este proceso puede comenzar a partir de los 8 años de edad.

11/03/2013

Preparándose para la universidad

La universidad no es solamente libros, dormitorios y compañeros de cuarto. Existen otros asuntos que debe considerar antes que su hijo(a) vaya a la universidad.

11/03/2013

La Fibra - ¿Cuál es su Importancia?

La fibra es una palabra utilizada para describir a los carbohidratos que no pueden ser digeridos y consecuentemente absorbidos en el tracto intestinal del cuerpo humano.

11/03/2013

El Calcio y su Adolescente - La Importancia de la Leche

El calcio es el mineral principal que fortalece los huesos y esta función es de suma importancia durante la adolescencia porque es justamente cuando los adolescentes están en su etapa de desarrollo. Casi la mitad de la masa ósea que una persona tendrá durante el resto de su vida se desarrolla durante la adolescencia.

11/03/2013

Perforaciones en el Cuerpo

La perforación de la piel del cuerpo es un proceso invasor y permanente que puede ocasionar infecciones en el lugar de la perforación así como otras infecciones más serias como la Hepatitis B. Existe información que debes tener en cuenta antes de tomar esta decisión para estar seguro de que estarás contento con tu perforación y cerciorarte de que permanecerás sano.

11/03/2013

Ayudando a su Adolescente a que Conduzca con Seguridad

Según la asociación de automóviles Americana American Automobile Association (AAA), los adolescentes representan solamente un 7 por ciento de la población que conduce automóviles, pero sin embargo, los adolescentes están involucrados en un 14 por ciento de los accidentes de tráfico fatales.

11/03/2013

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.

11/03/2013

Helping Kids Avoid Kidney Stones

Most parents don’t realize that children can develop kidney stones at a young age. However, changes to family diets have led to an increase in this serious condition – which has been seen in children as young as age 5.

11/03/2013

Cherishing Your Child’s ‘Chompers’(Teeth!)

Teeth. They help your child eat, speak and flash the sweetest smiles.

11/03/2013

Breathing Easier about Asthma

Asthma is one of the most common childhood illnesses. As many as 5 million children in the U.S. suffer from this chronic condition that affects the lungs and airways.

11/03/2013

Basic Oral Hygiene

Although tooth decay is preventable, it is the most common chronic disease among US children.

11/03/2013

Seguridad en la Piscina de su Casa

La supervisión y los dispositivos de seguridad son vitales en la prevención de ahogamientos. Las cercas con candados, las puertas con seguros y las piscinas cubiertas, en combinación con la supervisión de los niños, ayudarán a crear un ambiente seguro alrededor del agua. Aquí le presentamos algunas formas de prevenir accidentes.

11/03/2013

Medidas preventivas para evitar la propagación de la gripe

Medidas preventivas para evitar la propagación de la gripe.

11/03/2013

Helping your child reduce diabetes risk

In recent decades, there has been a dramatic increase in childhood type 2 diabetes. The culprit: childhood obesity. About 16 percent of children ages 6 to 19 are clinically overweight or obese, predisposing these young people to diabetes, with all its harmful effects.

11/02/2013

Protect Your Child from Bullies

Once upon a time, the stereotypical bully was someone who picked on smaller kids at school, taking lunch money or pushing others around. In today’s increasingly complex world, bullying can take many forms. It can include verbal abuse, spreading false rumors, isolating others, or making cruel comments on Facebook. Girls can be bullies as well as boys, and any child from pre-school to college can be a victim.

11/02/2013

Year-Round Sun Protection

No parent wants his or her child to come home with a painful sunburn. Because skin damage is cumulative, too much exposure to the sun can lead to wrinkles, spots and even skin cancer later in life. Melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, is on the rise. Fortunately, regular use of sunscreen can reduce the risk of developing skin cancer.

11/02/2013

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.

12/14/2012

Preventing Injuries to Children at School

Monitor and maintain school safety equipment and procedures.

11/21/2012

Preventing Injuries to Children who Live in Rural Areas

Allow children to perform age-appropriate farm work only under supervision.

11/21/2012

Preventing Childhood Recreational Injuries

Make sure children are prepared for the demands of their activities.

11/21/2012

Preventing Childhood Poisoning

Store potentially poisonous household products and medications locked out of children's sight and reach.

11/21/2012

Preventing Injuries to Children on Playgrounds

Ensure there is safe surfacing beneath and surrounding all playground equipment in order to minimize the risks of falling.

11/21/2012

Preventing Childhood Sports Injuries

Unintentional injuries are one of the leading causes of death among children. Most of these injuries are preventable. At Nicklaus Children's Hospital, we are committed to keeping children safe. Nicklaus Children's Hospital is the Proud Lead Organization for the Miami-Dade County SAFE KIDS Coalition.

11/21/2012

Preventing Injuries to Child Pedestrians

Parents are the most important models of proper pedestrian behavior for children.

11/21/2012

Preventing Injuries to Children in Motor Vehicle Crashes

All children ages 12 and under should be properly restrained in a back seat on every ride.
Choose and use correctly the right restraint for your child.

11/21/2012

Preventing Injuries to Children in the Home

Childproof your home. Look at every room as your child would. Ask yourself what looks interesting and what can be reached.

11/21/2012

Preventing Childhood Falls

All windows above the first floor should be equipped with window guards _ preferably guards with emergency release devices in case of fire. Children can fall from windows open as little as four inches.

11/21/2012

Prevención de las quemaduras en la infancia

Debido a que los niños pequeños pueden no percibir el peligro tan fácilmente o pueden no tener la capacidad de escapar de una situación de una quemadura que pueda poner en riesgo la vida, asegúrese de que no estén expuestos a llamas abiertas o a otros riesgos de quemadura.

11/21/2012

Preventing Childhood Airway Obstruction Injuries

Because most infant suffocation occurs in the sleeping environment, infants should sleep only in properly equipped cribs. They should never sleep on couches, chairs, regular beds or other soft surfaces.

11/17/2012

Medidas preventivas para los días cargados de humo

Sugerencias para minimizar el malestar respiratorio en días con mucha contaminación ambiental por humo.

11/07/2012

Consejos para la seguridad con las armas de fuego

Hechos y consejos de seguridad creado por la Division of Preventive Medicine/Community Pediatrics and Safe Series Miami™ (marca registrada del Nicklaus Children's Hospital, anteriormente Miami Children's Hospital).

11/07/2012

Product Recall: Tots in Mind Crib Tents

Five Retailers Agree to Stop Sale and Recall Tots in Mind Crib Tents Due to Strangulation and Entrapment Hazard One Death and Serious Brain Injury Reported

05/16/2012

Product Recall: Gerber® Good Start® Infant Formula

Gerber Products Company is proactively retrieving and offering a replacement to consumers who purchased Gerber® Good Start® Gentle powdered infant formula 23.2 ounce plastic package from batch GXP1684 expiration date of March 5, 2013.

03/09/2012

Product Recall: SimplyThick® and Premature Infants

The FDA is advising parents, caregivers and health care providers not to feed SimplyThick, a thickening product, to premature infants. The product may cause necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a life-threatening condition.

06/04/2011

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.

05/06/2007

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.

05/02/2007