Should sledders wear helmets?

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Snowy winter days bring delight to many children and teens. Besides school cancellations, snowy days mean snow angels, snow ball fights, and... Read more

More resources needed for pediatric mental health emergencies

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In my last post, I discussed a recent study from Canada which found increasing pediatric mental health visits to hospital emergency departments... Read more

ER visits for pediatric mental health emergencies are soaring

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Editor’s note: This is the first of two parts. Jane (not a real patient), a 15 year old sophomore was sent to the school nurse during... Read more

Why has the use of CT scans decreased for children?

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The use of computed tomography or CT scans is decreasing, whereas the use of alternate diagnostic imaging methods is increasing in hospitalized... Read more

Is your local ER prepared to care for your child?

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Each year, almost 90 percent of the 30 million kids 18 years or younger who end up in the Emergency Department are treated in general community... Read more

Tips for preventing common home injuries

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I recently took care of 2 year-old twins who got into their dad's nicotine pills. They were left unsupervised in the living room for just a... Read more

Question medical over testing and over treatment of your children

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Working in the ER, I regularly get asked by worried parents to send more tests or to do more intervention on their child "just in case" and... Read more

1 child every 8 minutes experiences an out-of-hospital medication error

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Among children less than 6 years of age, one child every eight minutes experiences an out-of-hospital medication error, found a study in Pediatrics... Read more