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: […]

Creating a Safe Temporary Home

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The Louisiana Flood has caused thousands of families to be displaced from their homes. With many families getting used to new living arrangements, many safety risks for children can emerge. Here are a few health hazards to be aware of in your new home. 1. Medications If you are living with a new family, there’s […]

Keeping Kids Safe in the Water: It’s About Prevention

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Swim safety is about prevention. Prevention, Prevention, Prevention! How big is the issue of water safety? Every single day in the U.S., 10 people die from drowning. Louisiana has the third highest drowning rate in the U.S., with more than 12 deaths per year among children. We see drowning victims often in our emergency room, […]