Car Seat Safety
    July 9, 2000
    Car Seat Safety

    Parents and children alike look forward to four years and forty pounds when they no longer have to hassle with car seats. Even though experts (including me) recommend not using regular seat belts unti…

    Driving and Teens
    April 10, 2000
    Driving and Teens

    Teenage driving is a dangerous proposition, with fatal collisions the leading cause of death in 15-19 year olds. But getting teens together in a car multiplies the risk. According to a report in the M…

    Baseball Technology Reduces Injuries
    February 14, 2000
    Baseball Technology Reduces Injuries

    The biggest safety concern in baseball is getting hit with the ball. Traditional hardballs have cork centers that are wrapped in layers of wool. Safety baseballs have a polyurethane core and are the s…

    More Safety Reminders
    November 16, 1999
    More Safety Reminders

    Dr. Gaylord Lopez of the Georgia Poison Center has mused about new poisoning dangers on the horizon. His concern: the new great tasting flavors of acetaminophen (Tylenol). Acetaminophen overdose is al…

    Beltless on the Bus!
    September 24, 1999
    Beltless on the Bus!

    This morning I watched a school bus full of children stop suddenly. Because it was a school bus, the kids were not wearing seat belts. Should this be changed? The National Transportation Safety Board …

    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
    September 10, 1999
    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

    You can't see it. You can't smell it. You can't taste it. You can't feel it. But it is responsible for more poisoning deaths in the United States each year than anything but heroin. What is it? (more&…

    Alzheimer's? Another Pediatric Disease
    September 3, 1999
    Alzheimer’s? Another Pediatric Disease

    The events that result in adult diseases often occur during childhood. The risk of osteoporosis later in life, for instance, is related to the amount of calcium someone receives in childhood. (more&he…

    Do Bike Helmets Work?
    September 2, 1999
    Do Bike Helmets Work?

    When children topple off a bike, helmets can save their brains -- cutting the risk of head injury by 80%. But some helmeted children still get brain damage. Why? One study has found that those who wea…

    Fast Facts about Huffing
    January 27, 1999
    Fast Facts about Huffing

    "Huffing," or inhaling volatile substances, is becoming increasingly popular among children, especially among 12- to 14-year-olds (Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 1998;152(8):781--786).…