About 35 percent of teens say they regularly consumer energy drinks. Energy drinks can be high in caffeine, which can be dangerous in high doses. But the most serious danger happens when these beverages are mixed with alcohol.
Toys are usually at the top of lists for Santa, but ADC pediatricians often advise parents to stop and do some checking before they buy toys for children. Not all toys are safe for kids of all ages, and it’s important to make sure toys meet certain safety standards before they show up under the tree.
Children will soon dress up in costumes and take to Central Texas neighborhoods for trick-or-treating, but before they go, ADC doctors recommend taking a few simple steps to make sure everyone stays safe.
ADC pediatrician Dr. Myndra Waldrop offered these safety tips for Halloween when it comes to costumes, trick-or-treating and candy.
Parents busy preparing to bring a new baby home need more than a crib. It’s also important to know how to safely carry babies in the car, put them to sleep and what to do in an emergency.
Thousands of children end up in the hospital every year because of fireworks-related injuries, and the American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend buying fireworks for personal use.
One of the safest ways to enjoy fireworks is to leave them to the professionals. If you do choose to use fireworks at home, think safety first.
Dr. Vanessa Chiapetta, a pediatrician with The Austin Diagnostic Clinic, recorded this message for Poison Prevention Month on where and how you can guard against accidental poisonings.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, emergency departments treat 374 children every day for poisoning.
And it’s not just home chemicals that are dangerous.
Dr. Sara Woods, an ADC pediatrician, appeared recently on KXAN’s morning show to talk about poison dangers.