Choking is the leading cause of injuries among young children and infants. One child in the US dies from choking every five days, and 75% of deaths occur in children under three. Let’s look at common choking hazards in infants and toddlers and what parents can do to prevent it from happening.
Around this time of year when the weather is scorching hot, we are regularly advised to check in on senior friends and relatives. This doesn’t only apply to the senior population, though.
During this time of year it can be difficult to distinguish between having just a cold or seasonal allergies. With the fears of COVID-19, this dilemma becomes even more important, and can be quite frightening with the wrong information. Let’s unpack the symptoms of just a cold,
Remember when Mom would chase after you, insisting you put on your hat and scarf before you headed out into the frigid weather? Remember how you would protest, and maybe even leave that hat and scarf behind? Turns out, Mom was right.
The holiday season is here, and while it’s the most wonderful time of the year, it’s also one of the most stressful. Schedules are full, it’s cold and flu season, and everyone is trying to accomplish a lot in a short period of time.
Halloween is a time for tricks and treats, spooks and ghouls, and all the fun Halloween events that occur around the Chicago area every October. It’s a festive time of year that kids love, but it does come with some risks.
The back-to-school shuffle is finally here, and parents and their children alike are busy adjusting to new schedules. After-school fall sports are in full swing, which may make kids more likely to sustain injuries. Though coaches and teachers have the best intentions when it comes to keeping your children safe,
Insect bites and stings are never pleasant, but some stings can cause more severe reactions than others. Some insects are venomous and can cause serious medical issues without treatment. People with allergies to certain types of insects face severe risks from an insect sting.
Hours of outdoor playtime and illness are common causes of dehydration in children. Dehydration is a condition that occurs when the body loses more water than it takes in. In severe cases of dehydration, there is not enough water to carry out normal body functions,
An injury is never convenient, and for a child it can be downright scary. When a patient presents with an open wound, often one of the first questions he or she asks is, “Will I need stitches?” Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question.