Tag Archives: children

Holidays, Kids, and Medicine: Safety tips

Medication Safety Tips From the Minnesota Poison Control System According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 60,000 children are seen in emergency departments annually due to accessing and ingesting medication.

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Setting limits for kids on TV, video games, phone use

Dr. Marjorie Hogan, pediatrician at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), is one of the thousands of members of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) who is concerned about the amount of time kids are spending on the phone, watching TV, … Continue reading

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Coin lithium batteries in holiday decorations and toys are harmful when swallowed

Parents and caregivers should be on the lookout for an often overlooked danger that is hidden inside many of the toys, remote controls and other small items in their home. If swallowed the lithium batteries that provide the power can … Continue reading

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Family, friends donate Legos to Burn Center

Family donates Legos to HCMC Burn Center; blocks proved therapeutic to child with burns Thanks to the Pearson-Cater family for donating Legos for kids in our Burn Center on Friday, November 9! Check out the cool label that’s on each … Continue reading

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Housing insecurity associated with poor health

Study finds housing insecurity is associated with poor health, lower weight, and development risk among young children Dr. Diana Cutts, Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) pediatrician and assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Minnesota was the lead author … Continue reading

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