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Seat Belt Recommendations For Pregnant Drivers & Passengers

Join us, as we acknowledge National Child Passenger Safety Week from Sept. 17 - 23! According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), every 33 seconds, a child under the age of 13 is involved in a car crash. To generate awareness, consider downloading the organization's multimedia toolkit, which you can receive by visiting the following link: https://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/get-materials/child-safety/child-...

How Much Screen Time is Too Much Screen Time for Children?

Are we addicted to technology? This is a fair question and many researchers have found that a high percentage of Americans are addicted to their phones. Unfortunately, this includes young, impressionable teenagers. In fact, a recent poll found 50% of young adults believe they are addicted to their mobile devices. Moreover, 80% of teens say they check their phone hourly, and 72% feel the need to respond to a text message immediately.

The Culprit: Tech Companies 

Does Your Child Get Carsick? Here’s What You Should Do

Motion sickness is a common condition that causes one of your balance-sensing body parts (i.e. ears, eyes, sensory nerves, etc.) to feel movement while the other parts do not. These mixed signals can cause a number of symptoms, including nausea, fatigue, dizziness, vomiting, and a general feeling of not being healthy, all of which fall under the “motion sickness” category. 

If you’ve ever experienced motion sickness, you know first-hand that it can be incredibly uncomfortable and debilitating. As such, motion sickness is usually the last thing you’d want your child to experience. If your child does show signs of motion sickness, it’s likely they are doing so between the ages of 2 and 12. The symptoms of motion sickness vary depending on a child’s age.

Pediatric Urgent Care: Minor Problem vs. True Emergency

In the heat of the moment, it can be difficult to determine whether or not your child is suffering from a minor health problem or a true emergency. As a parent, even the smallest injuries can feel like major disasters, because let’s face it –every child is a gift, so protecting them from injuries, diseases, and conditions is essential. Nevertheless, when the time comes, you’ll need to figure out if your child’s injury or ailment requires basic or advanced medical care.