LVHN News (children)

2019
July
10,
2019
These are the summer news stories you never want to hear: young children left unattended in cars. Whether a parent makes a quick run to the grocery store or forgets they have a child in the car, results are tragic and often fatal. You don't need to b...
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January
08,
2019
Eardrums are thin pieces of tissue deep in your child’s ears. The space behind each eardrum is called the middle ear. It is connected to the nasal cavity at the back of the throat by a tube called the Eustachian tube. The Eustachian tube allows air t...
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January
03,
2019
Babies and children are not just small adults. Their health care needs are different. So it is important to find a health care professional who can provide specialized care. At Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, we’re proud to offer pediatric ...
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2018
December
24,
2018
In the midst of joyous family fun, keep in mind the hazards children may unknowingly come into contact with. The pediatric experts at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital unwrap a dozen tips to help you keep your little ones safe:​   1. ​Pr...
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December
17,
2018
Pacifiers can be very useful during an infant’s early months, but there also are some cons to consider. Below is a guide compiled by pediatric specialists at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital to help you determine if, when and how to use a pac...
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December
10,
2018
When you travel during the holidays, you know you will need to contend with crowds, traffic and unfamiliar surroundings. But children’s safety should always come first. Use these tips to keep your kids safe this season. Before you go: Plan ahead ...
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December
04,
2018
As the season shifts and temperatures drop, kids tend to spend more time indoors. This is good news for your carpets – less mud trekked through the halls! But it could be bad news for your child’s health. Lead poisoning is a real danger, even if you ...
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October
16,
2018
It isn’t unusual to see people engrossed with texts, binge-watching video content or flipping through social media posts on their mobile devices. So much small screen engagement has caused this generation’s version of neck pain: “text neck.” But w...
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September
14,
2018
Childhood obesity in the U.S. is growing at an alarming rate. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the obesity rate among U.S. children and teens has tripled since 1980. “Most children become overweight due to a combination...
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August
14,
2018
Tips for Treating Children’s Burns Burns and fires are a leading cause of injury and accidental death in children and adults, and account for an estimated 3,275 adult and child deaths per year. To help ensure you know what to do in case of a bu...
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July
31,
2018
Ordinary products you use each day around your home can become dangerous poisons in the hands of a child. Poisoning is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. In the Annual Report of the National Poison Control Centers, it is esti...
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July
23,
2018
Brushing your teeth regularly and properly is the best way to remove harmful plaque – a thin, sticky film loaded with bacteria. That’s why Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) offers this guide to help you keep your children’s teeth clean and healthy....
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