Archive | May, 2014

5 Lake Safety Tips

With warmer weather on the way, many families will head to the lake to beat the heat and cool off. To help keep you and your family safe, the experts from The Safety Source-Injury Prevention Service at Children’s Medical Center have come up with five lake safety tips. 5 Lake Safety Tips From Children’s Medical […]

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Asthma inhaler 101

Kids (and parents): meet your asthma inhaler. You probably already have instructions from doctors, nurses and others on how to use the asthma inhaler to get medication into your lungs. But Heather Fay, a registered respiratory therapist at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, says everyone could use a little “Asthma Inhaler 101” every now and then. […]

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Children with asthma who lack primary care are at high risk for hospitalization

DALLAS (May 19, 2014) — Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood and one of the leading reasons for emergency room visits, yet severe attacks leading to hospitalization often are avoidable. According to experts at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, the first line of defense are the primary care physicians who offer […]

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7 Tips to Help Avoid a Bounce House Tragedy

Did you see the recent story about a bounce house taking flight in New York? Two young boys who were playing inside were seriously injured after a gust of wind lifted the bounce house into the air 15 or 20 feet off the ground. We’d like to think this is an isolated incident, but it’s […]

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Is Your Child Safe From the Measles?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that the number of U.S. measles cases in the first four months of 2014 is at an 20 year high. According to Dr. Jeffrey S. Kahn, Director of Infectious Disease at Children’s Medical Center, the incidence of measles in North and South America is still […]

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Children’s Medical Center urges prevention, awareness of measles

DALLAS (May 14, 2014) – Clinicians at Children’s Medical Center Dallas are on the lookout for possible cases of measles, and parents in North Texas are urged to take steps that will help avoid an outbreak of this highly infectious and vaccine-preventable disease. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently reported that the number of […]

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