Head Injury Prevention

By , October 10th, 2013 | News, Parenting, Safety, Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Alannah Manfredi, Coordinator, Kohl’s Save Your Skull Program  

A new study this week really hit home about the importance of educating kids to wear helmets.

As a mom and a healthcare worker, I can’t reiterate enough how crucial it is that your child wear a helmet – when they’re bike riding, skateboarding, skiing, snowboarding, sledding, motor biking, or riding a scooter – a helmet can save their life.

The study by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows the number of children visiting the emergency room for sports-related traumatic brain injuries (TBI) has skyrocketed. Researchers analyzed data from 3,800 children and teenagers who checked into a hospital with sports-related …

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Practice Pedestrian Safety

By , October 8th, 2013 | Events, News, Safety | 0 Comments

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 …

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How Much Do Our Kids Really Need To Be Successful?

By , October 3rd, 2013 | Parenting | 0 Comments

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 …

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