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Connecticut Children's Blog provides important perspective on pediatric health from the same voices that care for our patients at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
With schools closed and social distancing measures in place, children are turning to social media to stay connected with friends – through messaging and video chats, sharing photos and videos, and playing video games. For many, this is happening at a younger age than their parents originally planned. That can be okay, since it’s important […]
Posted In: Coronavirus, Injury Prevention
Parenting is stressful. That’s especially true during COVID-19. Families are dealing with changing work schedules, financial uncertainty and lack of basic household needs just as schools, daycares and out-of-home activities are closed. With all this pressure, parents may feel more frustrated than usual with children of all ages. A crying infant can be particularly distressing. […]
Posted In: Injury Prevention, SCAN
Schools across the state of Connecticut are closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and many parents have no choice but to return to work. If you’re one of them, how can you decide if your child is ready to be left home alone – and how will you make sure they’re safe? Kevin Borrup, […]
The busy holiday shopping season is upon us. While that can mean plenty of fun for children, it can also bring harm due to hidden hazards found in some toys. I was pleased to join Connecticut Children’s President & CEO James Shmerling; Sam Donahue and Petra Favorite of ConnPIRG; and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal at […]
Posted In: Injury Prevention
By Kevin Borrup, DrPH, JD, MPA is the Associate Director of Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center When you drive home on October 31st, drive more slowly than usual, watch out for kids and adults who may be out and about in places you normally would not expect them to be. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, children […]
Posted In: Halloween, Injury Prevention
Each year Connecticut Children’s treats young children aged 4 and under who are severely injured in incidents involving lawn mowers, some even losing limbs as a result. Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH, director of the Injury Prevention Center at Connecticut Children’s, notes that about 10,000 children are injured each year by lawn mowing equipment. To reduce […]
In recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, Margaret Burke, Pharm.D., CSPI shares some facts about accidental poisonings in children and what to do if you think your child (or you) has been exposed to a poison. What to Do If You Think a Child Is Exposed to a Poison If the child appears to be […]
As a pediatric surgeon at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center who cares for injured children and adults, I see gun violence at its worst. All too often, the victims of gun violence arrive at our trauma center with irreparable injuries and all we can do is try to pick up the pieces. Like most complex social […]
With the busy holiday shopping season upon us, it’s important for physicians and consumer groups to encourage parents and caregivers to research toys to ensure the ones they plan to purchase are safe. I see the impact of dangerous toys on children through my work as an emergency physician at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and […]
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and the Connecticut Public Interest Research Group (ConnPIRG) teamed up to unveil the 32nd annual Trouble in Toyland report. The report exposes a variety of dangerous toys on local store shelves including fidget spinners full of lead, inadequately-labeled toys and balloons, and data-collecting toys that may violate children’s privacy and other […]
After careful preparation, Connecticut Children’s is excited to welcome your child back for many surgeries, procedures and in-person appointments.
As you resume this important face-to-face care, you can count on us to keep your child safe and sound every step of the way. Learn about our enhanced safety program, Safe and Sound.
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