Motion Sickness

By , November 25th, 2014 | Holiday, Safety, Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Motion SicknessChelsea Wicks, MD, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics

The holiday season begins this week and many families will be on the road traveling to see family and friends. With everything you have to think about when traveling with children, one to add to the list is the potential for motion sickness. Motion sickness is rather common in children and adults. It occurs when your body’s senses of movement don’t all match up with each other. Your body uses the eyes, inner ears and muscles to sense movement. When in a car, plane or boat, for example, often your eyes are seeing something very different than what your body and ears are sensing.

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Halloween Safety Tips

By , October 21st, 2014 | Events, Holiday, Safety | 0 Comments

Elaine Cudnik, APRN, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics

Halloween Safety Tips With Halloween right around the corner, many families are preparing pumpkins for carving, putting together creative costumes and coordinating trick-or-treating details to celebrate the occasion. However, for all the fun Halloween brings to children, it can be a bit frightful as well. With adequate preparation and attention to safety, parents can avoid some of the dangers associated with Halloween including pedestrian injuries, burns and poisonings.

The first step to being sure your child is safe on Halloween is supervision.

  • No child under the age of 12 should be permitted to trick-or-treat without an adult.
  • If at all possible, keep your children on sidewalks, pedestrian walkways or …

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