Overuse injuries are more common in specialized athletes

With fall sports underway, I want to encourage our athletes, parents, and coaches to encourage their athletes to participate in multiple sports when possible.  A recent Pediatrics study following children and teens who were highly specialized in a single sport had 81% increased odds of having overuse injuries, compared with those with low sports specialization, […]

Air-soft guns – Are they safe?

With Christmas right around the corner – many kids and teens have Airsoft guns on their list. These guns can look like a regular gun, and are sold in sporting good and other retail stores.  They are used to shoot 6 mm plastic pellets at targets or each other.  They are different than BB guns […]

Is the DockATot safe?

As an exhausted new parent you’re desperate for sleep, however you’re babies safety is your top priority! First, let’s clarify that when we’re talking about sleep safety, we’re talking about RISK. Yes, plenty of babies have slept in DockATots and are just fine, however, don’t you want your little one to be in the SAFEST […]

Seat belts

  Do you know how important seat belts and car seats are? I do. On one terrible night in the ER, I remember a parade of paramedics rolling stretchers into the center. Blood everywhere, moaning and worried expressions by the emergency crews. The ER staff flew into action to treat the victims of the multiple […]

Food Allergy Update: You may Reconsider when to Introduce Certain Foods

Food Allergy Update: You may Reconsider when to Introduce Certain Foods Infants who get a taste of eggs and peanuts starting when they’re as young as 4 months old may have a lower risk of developing allergies to those foods than babies who try them later, a research review suggests. With eggs, giving babies that […]

Ways to Reduce the Risk of Sports Injuries

– Take time off. Plan to have at least 1 day off per week and at least one month off per year from training for a particular sport to allow the body to recover. – Wear the right gear. Players should wear appropriate and properly fit protective equipment such as pads (neck, shoulder, elbow, chest, […]

Contact Lense Safety

NO! NO! Don’t rinse your eye contacts with tap water and then stick it back in your eye! I am watching a teen jump up and I wonder why…he pulls his contact out of his eye, rinse it at the sink and then sticks it back in his eye. I was speechless…tap water, no matter […]