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close-up of a young football player with helmet and mouthguard Posted By: Children's Surgical Specialty Group, Dr. David Bitonti
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Prevent Broken Noses, Chipped Teeth, and Jaw Fractures

Every year, children need emergency care for facial injuries that could have been prevented if they had been wearing a mouth guard or protective headgear. Play it safe in organized and recreational sports by making sure your children use the proper equipment to protect their faces year-round. Read full post>>


hunt-cannabis gummy dangers-small Posted By: CHKD Medical Group, Dr. Erin Hunt
Monday, October 9, 2023

Accidental Poisonings from Cannabis Gummies on the Rise in Children

Our emergency department has seen a rise in children accidentally ingesting cannabis edibles. Parents should practice caution if storing and using CBD gummies at home. Read full post>>


Mom holding crying baby Posted By: CHKD Medical Group, Dr. DeAnnah Jordan
Thursday, October 5, 2023

RSV Acts Like a Cold but Can Be Much Worse

Most commonly circulating from late fall through early spring, the virus acts like a typical cold in most children. However, in premature infants or babies with lung disease, RSV can lead to serious lower respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia and bronchiolitis. Read full post>>


The Leishman family. Posted By: CHKD Guest Blogger, Audrey Leishman, Begin Again Foundation
Thursday, September 14, 2023

Sepsis and Toxic Shock Syndrome: Awareness Can Save Lives

Toxic shock syndrome is a rare and potentially deadly complication. However, the stories of these women prove that spreading awareness can save lives. Read full post>>


Young girl walking a dog in the park Posted By: Children's Surgical Specialty Group
Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Prevent Dog Bites with these Tips

Even the gentlest of dogs may bite when agitated, scared, threatened or in pain. Here's how you can prevent dog bites and what to do if your child is bitten. Read full post>>


Young girl smiling during physical exam with doctor Posted By: CHKD Medical Group, Dr. Peter Grosso
Monday, July 10, 2023

Now is the Time to Schedule Your Child’s Sports Physical

August can be a busy month in the pediatrician’s office, so don’t wait until the last minute to schedule your back-to-school well visit and sports physical. Read full post>>