Safety

The Danger of Dog Bites

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Each year, about 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs. Almost one in five of those require medical attention for the injury. For some, that means a trip to the Emergency Department. For others, it can mean reconstructive surgery. About 50% of children in the US will be bitten by a dog before their 12th […]

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New Safety Report Released on Booster Seats

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In a recent release from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, more children booster seats achieved the top rating of “BEST BET” design than ever before. In fact, 19 of the 31 models earned this top honor by passing strict safety belt testing. This means there are more top-rated booster seats on the market this […]

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Did You Hear Your Ankle Go Snap, Crackle and Pop?

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You see someone walking around with crutches and your first thought is, “What happened?” It turns out that in the early years of being a kid or teenager, foot and ankle injuries are fairly common. The Temple Pediatric Clinic podiatrists see about 100 patients a week, and 20 of those visits are helping children with […]

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Drowning Doesn’t Always Happen in the Water

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Find out about “dry” and “delayed” drowning and how to prevent them from happening to your child Although the school year is just around the corner, Central Texas kids are still escaping the heat in local pools and lakes. And while it can be a fun way to find relief from the weather, these recreational […]

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Tips for a Healthy, Successful School Year!

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As another summer winds down and the new school year approaches, it’s important to get back into the school-time swing. You’ve helped your child select supplies and clothes for the new year, but have you done the homework you’ll need to help them stay healthy? Robert Greenberg, MD, at Scott & White Emergency Hospital – […]

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5 Things to Make the Most of the “Dog Days” of Summer

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When the sun is shining, it’s hard to stay indoors. However, during the summer there are some things you can do to prevent accidents and still have a great time. “Play outside everyday that you can!” says Jessica Drigalla, MD a pediatrician at McLane Children’s Belton Pediatric Clinic. “It is good for your body and […]

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Sneaking by Without Stitches?

July 19, 2013 Safety

One of my early childhood memories is the time I had red hair. I had been running around our family room and tripped to hit my head on the corner of our fireplace. The huge cut on my forehead began bleeding, and my dad took me to the sink to wash it out. I remember […]

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Fourth of July Safety

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It’s an American tradition to use fireworks to celebrate the holidays, especially the upcoming Fourth of July. Viewing professional displays is a safe way to enjoy fireworks but personal use of fireworks is hazardous and can cause injury. Here in Texas, it is legal to sell fireworks but this doesn’t reduce the risk. Legal consumer […]

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