Emergency Care For You

Injury Prevention

About 4.5 million children are injured in the home each year. Taking some simple, preventive measures could help keep their unbridled curiosity in check and prevent many of these injuries from occurring.

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Homework for Parents — Your Child's Back-To-School Health Checklist

For many, the focus is on back to school clothes and supplies, which is important. But it’s equally, if not more important to also take time to schedule routine doctor visits and to make sure that your child’s health information is all organized.

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Drug Abuse: The Warning Signs

How can you tell whether your child is using illegal drugs? In 2012, an estimated 23.9 million Americans aged 12 and older or 9.2% of the population had used an illicit drug (SAMHSA).

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Does Your Child's School Know About Food Allergies?

While there are no cures for food allergies, there are things to do to keep them under control. Staying away from food allergens is really the only way to completely prevent a reaction from occurring. But that's not always possible.

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Choking: What to Do for an Infant

Few sounds are more alarming than that of a child who is choking. Understanding how to prevent choking, as well as what to do when choking occurs, can save a life.

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Children With Special Health Care Needs

Parents whose children have special health care needs already have a lot to cope with. Care of children with chronic medical illnesses or disabilities especially can be difficult in a medical emergency.

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Children and Fevers: What Parents Should Know

The more a parent knows about a child's special health needs, the more effective he or she will be when responding to an illness or emergency.

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Childproofing Your Home

Taking some simple, preventive measures could help keep children's unbridled curiosity in check and prevent many injuries from occurring.

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Childhood Seizures

Simple fever-related (or febrile) seizures are common among children under age 5. Although these seizures can be frightening to parents and other caretakers, they are generally harmless.

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Bacterial Meningitis: What Every Parent Should Know

Bacterial meningitis is a scary disease because it's not only life-threatening, but difficult to recognize, especially in the very young.

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