Melissa Krall, Coordinator,
Safe Kids Washoe County
More than 250,000 children across the United States, including here in Washoe County, are raising awareness about pedestrian safety on International Walk to School Day, Wednesday, October 9.
Each year in our country, more than 39,000 children suffer non-fatal pedestrian injuries and each year hundreds are killed. As part of our mission to prevent unintentional childhood injuries, Safe Kids Washoe County and local FedEx volunteers are teaming up to teach kids safe walking skills and encourage the creation of safe walking environments. Practicing pedestrian safety isn’t just on this one day – in 1999, Safe Kids Worldwide and FedEx created …
Chelsea Wicks, MD, Pediatrician, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics
Many of us want to give our kids everything we can. Perhaps we are trying to make sure they grow up with more than we had so they can have more opportunities. However, I feel it is very easy for parents these days to strain themselves as well as their children trying to squeeze in too much. I recently read a great article and it got me thinking, what do our kids really need from us? I think it really starts at the beginning.
I think the best way to encourage an infant’s development is to …
Vanessa Slots, MD, Pediatrician, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics
Well checks are not only a time for your child to be examined and receive immunizations; they are a time to ask your pediatrician questions. I recommend caregivers write questions down so they remember what they want to ask during the visit. Below are a few important questions to ask at each well check.
- Is my child growing and developing normally? Children do not all grow and develop at the same rate, which can make it difficult to know if your child is on track. Your pediatrician will be able to discuss where your …