Kids

ACT to Prevent a Tragedy

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It is terrible to think about, but tragedies can happen to anyone.

And with back-to-school schedule changes, parents are busier than ever. 

That's all the more reason to be mindful of the children in your vehicle at all times. 

According to Safe Kids Worldwide, a child dies from heatstroke in a vehicle every 10 days. More than half of those children were forgotten by a caring adult who became distracted.

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Baby Formula Recalls and Shortages

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​​​Baby formula has been disappearing from store shelves since February, when a recall from Abbott laboratories not only pulled supplies from shelves but also temporarily stopped production. Combined with ongoing supply-chain issues affecting many products, the situation has parents and caregivers worried.

Detailed information about the recall and supply of baby formulas can be found on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) website.

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After a Trauma, Your Kids Need You

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Trauma can happen at any age—unfortunately, that means children sometimes have to deal with it.

In 2021, Carilion's Emergency Departments saw 328 pediatric patients in 2021. Their average age was 9.

The causes of trauma range from vehicle accidents and house fires to abuse, the traumatic death of a loved one and even the wide-ranging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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AngelEye Cameras Let NICU Families Visit 24/7

Carilion Clinic NICU AngelEye camera system

In March 2020, as the coronavirus began to spread unchecked throughout the country, many hospitals were forced to restrict visitation policies to control the spread and protect patients and staff.

These restrictions, though necessary, affected families with infants hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU): Parents were limited in their ability to visit.

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Burn Prevention Do's and Dont's

Kids are curious and want to be into everything, and unfortunately that curiosity can often lead to burns and scalds, especially for little ones. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), every day over 300 children ages 0 to 19 are treated in emergency rooms for burn-related injuries—and two children die as a result of being burned.

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