Posted by: Matthew Washam, MD, MPH on Nov 05, 2020

Flu season is here and flu vaccines are more readily available than ever before. You can obtain a flu shot at the grocery store, every corner drug store, community centers and certainly at your pediatrician’s office.

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Household Cleaners and Eye Injuries: The Importance of Safe Storage

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Household cleaning products represent a major source of exposures reported to U.S. poison control centers, and they commonly involve the eyes, especially among children. Read More

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Is Melatonin Safe for Kids?

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For some children who need help falling asleep, melatonin has become a commonly recommended supplement. Melatonin is safe, effective and widely available. Read More

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Fewer Ouchies and More Fun – 5 Tips for Playground Safety

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More than 213,000 kids younger than 18 years are treated in US hospital emergency departments for playground-related injuries every year. Here are a few tips to help make the playground adventure safer. Read More


Teens and Fireworks Safety: An Important July 4th Discussion

Jul 01, 2019

At this time of year, we get a lot of questions from parents who want to know how to talk to their teens about fireworks. Here are some tips for how to get that conversation started. Read More

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DIY? Homemade Sunscreen May Not Be as Safe as Parents Think

May 21, 2019

When it comes to sunscreen, many parents want to use natural, organic, vegan or homemade products. But, when it comes to protecting your kids’ skin, it’s important to use regulated, commercially available sunscreen. Read More

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Recognizing Signs of Child Abuse and Neglect

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Protecting children from abuse and neglect is a community responsibility. Most adults want to help, but are unsure of how to get involved. Remember to follow the three Rs. Read More

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Sleep Hammocks: Are They Safe for Babies?

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The inventors and designers of sleep hammocks claim traditional crib designs can lead to risks due to suffocation and arms and legs getting trapped in between the crib railings. However, sleep hammocks have several risks of their own. Read More

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If You See Abuse Follow the 3 Rs

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You can do your part as an active bystander by responding appropriately to abuse. No matter the situation or who is involved, there are many resources available to victims and bystanders. Read More