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Posts Tagged ‘injury’

Recognizing the Signs of Child Abuse

Monday, July 11th, 2011

The Casey Anthony story grabbed headlines around the world.  It tore at people’s emotions, and brought up the topic of child abuse once again. Though there are hundreds of thousands of cases of child abuse, most don’t make the headlines. The children simply suffer in silence. (more…)

Summer Means Head Lacerations

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Last weekend I had several phone calls about head lacerations. Summer is the season for accidents and it seems the weekends are always the busiest. (more…)

Dealing With Dog Bites

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

I received an email via our iPhone App from a mom who was very worried after her daughter had been bitten by a friend’s dog.  This is a common concern/query to the pediatrician.  In fact, one of my own children was severely bitten by a friend’s dog, but I had somehow forgotten that experience and the 20 stitches to his face! (more…)

Head Injury Linked To Violent Behavior

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Every parent knows that childhood often comes with bumps, bruises, cuts and falls. Sometimes those accidents include head injuries. A new study says that children who have suffered a head injury are more likely to get into a fight or take part in other types of violent behavior. (more…)

New Concussion Guidelines for Student Athletes

Friday, May 13th, 2011

New guidelines by the University Interscholastic League (UIL), the governing body of Texas high school athletics, have been established for the 2011-2012 season. (more…)

Kids Who Specialize In One Sport Have More Injuries

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Because a child’s body is still growing, children who specialize in only one sport suffer repetitive injuries more often, a new study says. (more…)

Knowing CPR Could Save A Child’s Life

Friday, April 29th, 2011

With pool season around the corner, and summer break about a month away, there’s one thing every parent or caregiver should know: How to perform CPR. (more…)

Young Female Athletes At Risk For Stress Fractures

Monday, April 11th, 2011

While some young girls spend way too much time sitting and not getting any exercise, others are getting too much and ending up with stress fractures causing small cracks in their bones. (more…)

Pogo-stick Recall

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Thousands of Pogo-sticks, a favorite toy for decade are being recalled because the pins that hold the springs in place could break causing falls and lacerations. (more…)

Websites May Encourage Self-Injury

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Some at-risk teens are finding new ways to hurt themselves thanks to a popular website with videos that glorify self-injury. (more…)