Winter health & safety for families

Winter health cheat sheet: From strep throat to RSV

For childhood winter illnesses like strep throat, croup, RSV and whooping cough, knowledge is your best defense. Brush up on your winter ailment know-how, and head into the cold season armed with this parenting essential.

 

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carbon monoxide

How to protect your family from carbon monoxide poisoning

Carbon monoxide is responsible for more than 20,000 visits the emergency room and more than 4,000 hospitalizations every year. It is colorless, odorless and tasteless, making leaks and buildups difficult to notice.

 

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Everything you wanted to know (and more) about nosebleeds

Nosebleeds in children can be scary for both the child and the caregiver. Otolarygologist Dr. David Roberson says to stay calm and follow these simple step-by-step instructions for getting a bloody nose to stop.

 

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sports safety

Safety and the “S” sports: Sledding, skating, skiing, snowboarding

Dr. Michael O’Brien, director of our Sports Concussion Clinic, says when it comes to winter sports, fun and exercise outweigh the risk. But there are smart things you can do to lessen the chance your kids will get hurt.

 

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Holiday travel guide for parents

Do we need any extra vaccinations? What are the latest rules on what we can carry on the plane? What if we get separated? Get answers to these questions, plus tips to ensure your holiday travels are healthy and stress-free.

 

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