The Dangers of Kids in Hot Cars

By , July 10th, 2014 | Events, News, Safety | 0 Comments

Chelsea Wicks, MD, Renown Medical Group Pediatrics

According to a report made in Contemporary Pediatrics (June 2014), 44 children died in the United States in 2013 from heat stroke after being left in vehicles for hours.  Upon investigation, it was found that most of the events happened to people who were out of their routine and simply forgot their child was in the back seat. Nearly all of these tragedies happened to loving, well-meaning parents who never would have believed it could happen to them.

A national survey revealed that seven in 10 people surveyed stated they knew the risks of heat stroke from …

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Top Ten Summer Safety Tips

By , July 8th, 2014 | Events, Holiday, Parenting, Safety | 0 Comments

It’s a typical hot summer in northern Nevada. While you can still take the family outside to enjoy the weather and everything the Truckee Meadows has to offer, here are some tips to play it smart.

1. Be safe around the water. Learn to swim and teach your children how to swim. Wear life jackets and always supervise your children when they’re in and around water.

2. Never leave your child in the car unattended, not even for a minute. Cars can get extremely hot in a very short amount of time and can cause major health concerns and even death.

3. Wear sunscreen. The FDA currently …

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The Lactation Connection – Meet Our Team

By , July 3rd, 2014 | Infant Care, Nutrition, Pregnancy | 0 Comments

Robin Hollen is a registered nurse and a board-certified lactation consultant (IBCLC), who enjoys helping moms achieve their breastfeeding goals.

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