Blow the Whistle for Water Safety

By , July 24th, 2014 | Holiday, Parenting, Safety | 0 Comments

The Water Watcher Whistle Program reminds parents that active supervision is key to keeping children safe in the water.

Just because there are adults near the water doesn’t mean that someone is watching the kids.

Active supervision by an adult, not just the presence of an adult, is one of the single-most important precautions to keeping children safe in the water.

“When everyone thinks they are watching the kids in the pool, no one is,” notes Melissa Krall, Director of Community Outreach at REMSA.

To stress the importance of water safety, REMSA and Safe Kids Washoe County have been promoting …

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Bed Rest

By , July 23rd, 2014 | Pregnancy, Women's Health | 0 Comments

Tamsen Carson, PA, Renown Health

If you are pregnant and your doctor has placed you on bed rest, it is usually a pretty strict request, since bed rest is typically used for women who are experiencing complications with their pregnancy. Such complications could include:

  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Pre-term labor
  • Placenta problems
  • Low fluid around the baby

There are many other reasons as well. Be sure to talk with your doctor and understand why he/she has placed you on bed rest.

Bed rest means that you should be laying or sitting for most, if not all, of the day. You can get up to use the restroom, take a shower or get food, but otherwise you should be resting …

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Diabetes: A Family’s Diagnosis

By , July 17th, 2014 | Children's Specialty Care, Patient Stories | 0 Comments

Ryder was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of four. His 5th birthday was spent in the Wilbur D. May Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. His family shares their experience of Ryder’s diagnosis and their time at Renown Children’s Hospital.

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