Safety

Home Alone?  When Is It Time?

Home Alone? When Is It Time?

By Guest Blogger Kelly Graves, Ph.D., HSP-P, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Kellin  Foundation Allow my child to stay home alone?  Are they ready?  Many parents grapple with this question as they navigate the growing waters of independence as their children...
Flying for My community: A Life in the Air

Flying for My community: A Life in the Air

By Guest Blogger Josh Roland, Critical Care Paramedic, Wake Forest Baptist Health Not everyone can imagine a job like mine. For that matter, there was a time when I couldn’t have imagined it either. I was always the quiet, soft-spoken one, who was more prone to...
What Should I Do If I Suspect Child Abuse?

What Should I Do If I Suspect Child Abuse?

By Meggan Goodpasture, M.D. Pediatrician at Brenner Children’s Hospital and member of the Child Abuse Team Unfortunately, child abuse and neglect is far more common than we would all like to imagine. In 2007 there were over 3.2 million reports made involving over 5.8...
Safe Kids Day 2017

Safe Kids Day 2017

By Hayluri “Luly” Beckles, Pediatric Injury Prevention Coordinator, Brenner Children’s Hospital The No. 1 Cause of Death in Children IS Preventable!  Statistics show that preventable injuries are the No. 1 killer of children in the United States. The key word is...
Reasons Why We Let Him Play Football

Reasons Why We Let Him Play Football

By Katie Moosbrugger (with contributions from guest blogger Moose Lester) While most families are currently knee deep in fall sports, we are wrapping up a second season of tackle football for my nine-year-old son. Yes, we are those parents. It’s been nearly three...
Water Safety is Serious Business

Water Safety is Serious Business

By Guest Blogger Kevin Bottomley Summer is only halfway over, and yet, already this summer there have been several drowning accidents affecting children in our community. According to the Center for Disease Control approximately 10 people die from unintentional...
Summer Safety

Summer Safety

By Rachel Hoeing and Tracy Beatty, Emergency Medicine RN Summer is in full swing! As we enjoy the outdoors, the sun, the beach, and the pool, we also tend to get a little lazier at this halfway point. This tends to be the time of year that unfortunately many families...