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How to Keep Your Child Safer This Summer

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jul 11, 2016 4:15:28 PM

Summer time is fun time - and, unfortunately, injury time - for kids.

More than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger in the United States are injured in playground-related accidents during the summer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Emergency rooms and pediatricians most commonly see concussions, broken bones, cuts and burns from tumbles and other accidents while playing outside with friends or in youth sports programs.

Young people also get hurt from lawnmowers, barbecue grills and fall hazards.

Does that mean you need to keep them safe by enfolding them in bubble wrap confining them to their rooms? Of course not. Children need to run and play to keep their bodies and minds healthy.

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Topics: Safety, Pediatrics

Most Important Questions to Ask the Doctor When Your Child is Ill

Posted by Johnson Memorial Health on Jul 1, 2016 3:30:00 PM

When your child is sick, you want to do everything you can to make them feel better. If you have tried giving your child rest and other at home treatments, you may discover that you need more advice. If you decide the illness warrants a trip to the doctor, you want to use your time and the doctor's time wisely, but you also want to find out as much information as you can.

These tips can help save time and ensure that you get all the information you need to get your child on the road to recovery.

Johnson Memorial Health Pediatric Specialists are committed to comprehensive medical from infants to adolescents.

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Topics: Urgent Care, Pediatrics