Safety Tips

Published on January 29, 2016
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Sports like skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and sledding are on my boys’ wish list this year. I thought it would a good time to make sure that they are wearing protective eyewear with good polycarbonate lenses. Sunglasses are not just for lounging by the pool or on the golf... Read More
Published on October 22, 2015
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Helping to Protect Your Child From Strangers The world can be a very scary place for a child. Children need to be made aware of what actions are unacceptable from others, and what to do if these situations arise. This is best communicated during a straightforward discussion... Read More
Published on October 16, 2015
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CHLA introduces Sticky the Germ To help teach kids about the importance of hand hygiene in their own terms, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has recently published a children’s book on the subject, featuring a little germ named Sticky. “Sticky: A Germ’s Story” is being... Read More
Published on October 9, 2015
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We all know that we should be prepared in the event of a disaster, but are we really? Most of us in Southern California keep extra bottles of water in our homes, a collection of dusty canned food (hopefully with a manual can opener), flashlights, a radio, and a first aid kid... Read More
Published on August 14, 2015
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Special-needs children and adults are at an increased risk for entering into dangerous situations. They often struggle with the ability to sense danger, and therefore may be prone to literally walking into dangerous situations. I recently read this unsettling quote: “According... Read More
Published on July 29, 2015
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I live north of Los Angeles in Santa Clarita Valley. This area still requires homeowners to have 20 feet of greenery from the curb to your house. So in keeping up with city codes, I try to keep a lush, thick lawn, which is also an ideal natural playground for my dog, Sadie,... Read More
Published on July 16, 2015
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CrossFit—you’ve probably seen this word pop up recently,­­ with its fast-growing popularity among athletes or anyone who has shown an interest in working out. The workouts provided in CrossFit are challenging and seem fun, but should you let your young athlete participate? More... Read More
Published on December 15, 2014
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It’s easy to get wrapped up in holiday festivities—even easier to overlook common household items that can end up being hazardous to your child. To keep your family’s holiday merry and bright, the Injury Prevention Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles put together these... Read More
Published on October 21, 2014
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Many kids and families will be carving pumpkins this October--just like they do every year. But did you know that the traditional carving steps have been unsafe? Our Injury Prevention Program has provided the correct steps in this printable infographic! There is also a fun... Read More
Published on February 12, 2014
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By Garrett Salzman, project assistant, Injury Prevention Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Did you know that motor vehicle collisions are a leading cause of injury and death in children today? This can be prevented. The use of child restraint devices (car seats)... Read More
Published on January 10, 2014
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By Tracy Zaslow, MD, medical director, Sports Medicine Program in Children’s Orthopaedic Center (COC) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Is your family one of the 78 million people heading out to the slopes this winter? Skiing and snowboarding are popular recreational... Read More
Published on December 17, 2013
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By Tracy Zaslow, MD, medical director, Sports Medicine and Concussion Program in Children’s Orthopaedic Center (COC) at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Rebecca B. Koppel, premed student and mentee of Dr. Zaslow. In hockey, concussions occur most often by getting “checked”... Read More
Published on November 5, 2013
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The holiday season is a joyful time of the year, but it also can be stressful for kids with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Preparing and planning early for the holidays can help you relieve some of the holiday stress. Members of the Autism Parent Advisory Board at Children’... Read More
Published on August 8, 2013
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Summer is here! Schools are closed and children may be found happily playing indoors to avoid the record heat. Pretty soon the kids need an outdoor getaway, but it is so hot outside. The hot days may be made more bearable if you and the family can get on a boat, feel the wind... Read More
Published on December 19, 2011
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When thinking about traditional holiday cheer, deep fried turkey, creamy mashed potatoes, touchdowns and spending time with family around the dinner table often come to mind. This time of year is so closely associated with special holiday meals, that it's important to remember... Read More
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Halloween is an exciting holiday for kids, but it may offer certain challenges for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Members of the Autism Parent Advisory Board of the Boone Fetter Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles partnered with Kathryn Smith, RN, DrPH,... Read More
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Halloween is a fun and creative time for both children and parents, but is also a night for families to pay extra attention to safety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of pedestrian-related fatalities among children increases significantly... Read More

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