Can You Save 63,000 Children? The Answer May Surprise You

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Last year in Louisiana, there were more than 63,000 reported cases of child abuse and neglect. That’s 63,000 of our kids living in unsafe environments, facing uncertainty about the adults in their life, and often living in fear. A majority of these children are under five years old, which means they often can’t speak up […]

Here’s a Tip: No Q Tips

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We’ve all been there as parents – we see our child’s ears, peer inside and discover a world of sticky, icky earwax. It’s our first instinct to want to clean this out and use tools like cotton swabs or Q-tips to help clean as deep as possible. But, this could be dangerous not only for […]

Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment

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During 2015 Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) claimed the lives of 106 infants in the state of Louisiana. This death toll is more than 20 times the number of infants killed in car crashes in Louisiana during 2015. In October 2016, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published an updated AAP Policy Statement on “Safe […]

How to Have a Happy (and Safe!) Halloween

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Cooler air, falling leaves, pumpkins, candy and parties—Halloween is a great opportunity for the whole family to have fun together. But just like any major holiday, a number of things can occur and send the whole evening downhill, whether it’s a scraped knee, a stomach ache from too much candy or having someone separated from […]

Safe Tailgating Tips From Our ER Team

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Tailgating is an exciting pastime during football season. We want everyone to have a great time, but not at the expense of anyone’s health or safety, especially when it comes to your child. Our Pediatric ER team has put together these important points to ensure the whole family has a fun and safe game day: […]