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SIDS: A Silent Killer

November 2nd, 2022
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is the sudden, unexpected and unexplained death of a seemingly healthy baby less than 1 year old. SIDS is sometimes called crib death because it usually occurs when babies are asleep in their cribs. SIDS is a silent killer. Reduce the risk of SIDS by laying your baby on his or her back at bedtime. About 2,300 babies die of SIDS each year in the US. It is the most common cause of death in babies…

It’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September 23rd, 2022
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is observed every September by cancer organizations around the globe. According to the American Cancer Society, about 10,470 children in the US younger than 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2022, and about 1,050 children in that age group are expected to die from it. After accidents, cancer is the second leading cause of death in children ages 1 to 14. The most common cancers in children are not the same as those seen most…

Caring For Children’s Eyes

August 3rd, 2022
Your baby’s vision at birth is limited but develops progressively during the growth process. While developing, your child’s vision is vulnerable to eye diseases. Untreated, vision disorders can interfere with your child’s ability to learn and play, and can lead to headaches, eyestrain and fatigue. August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, a time to concentrate on the well-being of our children’s eyes as they head back to school. There are many conditions and diseases that can affect a…

Select Safe Toys And Gifts This Holiday Season

December 3rd, 2021
December is a month of multiple religious and cultural celebrations. A tradition common to these celebrations is the giving of gifts to our loved ones, particularly our children. We all want to make our kids happy this holiday season. But before you give them that toy they’ve been asking for, make sure it’s safe. That’s the message of National Safe Toys and Gifts Month. The US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has established strict toy safety guidelines that include rigorous…

Youth at Risk

July 17th, 2020
As the summer rages on, coronavirus infection rates continue to climb across the country. States such as Texas, Arizona and Florida are seeing record spikes on an almost daily basis. As of July 15, there were more than 3.41 million infections and at least 134,000 deaths from the virus in the US, and it’s not done. Unfortunately, in the midst of all this bad news another negative trend is emerging. Some states are seeing an increase in the number of…