Safety Tips

Published on December 6, 2019
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Everything parents should know about spotting and preventing blood clots in children by Cara Martinez              Guy Young, MD When you hear the condition “blood clot,” your mind may not immediately think of your child being at risk. But Guy Young, MD, Director of the... Read More
Published on December 4, 2019
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What You Need to Know About Motion Sickness The sensation of feeling queasy in a car, plane or boat is caused by a chemical imbalance between the sensors of the inner ear and the rest of the body. More specifically, the ear senses motion but the eyes and muscles do not. This... Read More
Published on October 23, 2019
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How families can stay healthy amid the influx of disease-transmitting mosquitos In the olden days, mosquitos were only spotted after dusk during one specific season—a period that started around late April and lasted until early fall. Nowadays, the threat is more daunting than... Read More
Published on October 12, 2019
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Wildfires are not uncommon when you live in California—and that’s a scary thing for some children to grasp. We spoke to two experts at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles—pulmonologist Shirleen Loloyan Kohn, MD, and psychologist Stephanie Marcy, PhD—to get tips on keeping your... Read More
Published on August 9, 2019
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Have you ever tried to lift your child’s backpack? If not, you are probably in for a pretty startling surprise. Do you remember your backpack always being insanely heavy as a kid, to the extent that it would hurt your back, shoulders and neck? Did you know that the American... Read More
Published on August 9, 2019
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Do you remember riding the school bus as a kid? Most children enjoy riding the bus to school because it meant being with their friends, having extra time to finish their homework and a sense of independence. Back then, "seat hopping” allowed kids to get closer to friends while... Read More
Published on August 9, 2019
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Written by Kohl's Safety and Injury Prevent Program While drivers must obey traffic lights and be alert of people on the road, pedestrians too must be just as cautious – to always walk safely and remain visible. However, some things are out of our control as pedestrians:... Read More
Published on July 5, 2019
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If an earthquake hit tomorrow, would you be prepared? What you would do if a wildfire was raging within miles of your home and you had one hour to grab your belongings and evacuate? How would you handle situations like these with your children?Natural disasters often happen with... Read More
Published on June 7, 2018
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Written by Kohl's Safety and Injury Prevention Program It is in every parent’s interest to keep his or her children safe at all times. We tend to associate safety with areas in which we are most familiar, like our home, but did you know that about 4.5 million children are... Read More
Published on February 23, 2018
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When I decided to look into the question of amber teething beads for infants, I first searched the internet to see what popped up. Google produced a host of very pretty looking beads for sale for this purpose. As a lover of amber, coral and turquoise I can understand the... Read More
Published on November 13, 2017
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A Guide to Keeping up With Recalls for Baby Equipment and Toys For many of us growing up, a new toy meant new adventures and new ways to explore our world and imagination. Whether it was a new toy fresh out of the box, or a sentimental gift passed from one generation to the... Read More
Published on August 15, 2017
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Summer is ending and that means no more late nights, sleeping-in, or spending hours playing video games. Instead, it’s time to head back to school where days are filled with classroom lectures and homework.  Sounds dreadful, right? It doesn’t have to. In fact, with a little... Read More
Published on January 25, 2017
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Written by Heather Ayers-Cluff, MSW, CPST; Jessica MacDonald, PT, CPST; Kathleen Palas, RN III, CPST; Mina Farag, MPH, CPSTI Effective Jan. 1, 2017, Assembly Bill 53 requires all children under 2 years old to ride in a rear-facing car seat. The new law will NOT apply to... Read More
Published on November 28, 2016
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In earlier blogs I wrote about water safety and preventing drowning. I have found that drowning is more prevalent worldwide than deaths by war; in fact it is the second leading cause of unintentional death worldwide. Over half of the deaths are children less than 15 years old... Read More
Published on August 15, 2016
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Back to school season is here, and that means the activities of fall sports are just around the corner. So, we spoke to Tracy Zaslow, MD, FAAP, CAQSM, medical director of the Sports Medicine and Concussion Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, to get the top six things... Read More
Published on August 11, 2016
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Here in Southern California, we have the privilege to escape the summer heat by heading out to the beach, lake, or any large body of water. While these activities are fun, it’s important to note that fun is only maximized when safety is involved! So, here are the top three tips... Read More
Published on June 29, 2016
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An estimated five million children between the ages of 6 and 19 have hearing loss resulting from either a one-time exposure to a loud sound or continuous exposure to loud sounds for long periods of time. Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is irreversible, but also preventable.
Published on June 29, 2016
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During the Super Bowl 2015 a controversial insurance ad played with a young boy telling the viewers about all the things he was not able to do, because he didn’t grow up, because he died in an accident. Social media erupted with people complaining that the ad was a “downer,” “... Read More
Published on June 27, 2016
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Drop, cover and hold on! These famous steps are known to children and adults alike. To educate children and their parents the importance of earthquake safety and preparedness, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Injury Prevention Program has created a book on the topic to help... Read More
Published on June 22, 2016
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With the first day of summer comes fun in the sun, beach outings, pool parties and outdoor adventures like camping, hiking, bicycling and skateboarding. What also comes is an increased risk for injuries and as such, an increased need for awareness. The specialists at Children’s... Read More

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