Author Archive | Jay Mize

Fourth of July Fireworks Safety Tips

Fourth of July is Friday, and whether you plan to enjoy fireworks, hit the lake or have a backyard pool party, safety should be top-of-mind. The experts from The Safety Source-Injury Prevention Service at Children’s Medical Center say the best way to avoid injury from fireworks is to leave them to the professionals. 10 Fourth of July Fireworks […]

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6 Cool Pool Safety Rules

Summer is officially here, and if your kids are like mine that means the next few months will be filled with them trying to find the best ways to beat the heat. Sprinklers and ice pops are always popular, but the No. 1 request, hands down, is “can we go to the pool?” which is […]

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What Does World Cup Star Cristiano Ronaldo and Children’s Medical Center Have in Common?

Did you know that international soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo almost had his playing career ended by an abnormal heartbeat? At 15, Ronaldo’s heart began racing out of control, even when he was at rest. His doctors were able to find the problem, (a fast heart arrhythmia called tachycardia), and cure him with a catheter ablation procedure. […]

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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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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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