Monthly Archives: September 2010

Fever: What Parents Need to Know

When should a parent worry about a fever in their child? With the flu and cold season lurking just around the corner, now is a good time to know how to treat a temperature and when to report it. First … Continue reading

Posted in Health Care Connection | Leave a comment

National Turnoff Week

This week, September 19-25th, is National Turnoff Week. The Center for Screen-Time Awareness organizes this challenge which is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Families are challenged to turn off their television sets, computers, electronic games and other … Continue reading

Posted in Health Care Connection | Leave a comment

Child Passenger Safety Week (Part 2)

As we approach Child Passenger Safety Week, here are some important things to think about and remember: Even though it is not required, REAR FACING UNTIL TWO YEARS of age is safest. Children who are 12 to 23 months old … Continue reading

Posted in Health Care Connection | Leave a comment

Child Passenger Safety Week (Part 1)

Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of injuries and fatalities in children. Many of these injuries can be prevented, but OVER 75% OF CAR SEATS ARE USED OR INSTALLED INCORRECTLY. In some places, that number is as high as … Continue reading

Posted in Health Care Connection | Leave a comment

Backpack Tips

I remember seeing a child with a complaint of shoulder pain in the office during the last school year. Did she have a history of trauma? No. Was she in athletics? Perhaps it was overuse. No. Did she ever injure … Continue reading

Posted in Health Care Connection | Leave a comment