childrens health problems
    December 10, 2013
    Are Children’s Health Problems the new “Normal?”

    Childhood cancers like leukemia and brain cancer have gone up 20% in the last 40 years. Puberty is starting earlier than it did in the past. Learning disabilities and autism have grown exponentially i…

    Safe and Healthy: An Important Neglected Childproofing Step
    February 4, 2010
    Safe and Healthy: An Important Neglected Childproofing Step

    Whether your child is a baby learning to crawl across the floor, a toddler taking tentative steps of independence, or a confident older child, we pediatricians have recommended for years that parents …

    Household Cleaners – Safety Under the Kitchen Sink
    April 21, 2009
    Household Cleaners – Safety Under the Kitchen Sink

    In general, I recommend choosing cleaning products that don't require any such labeling. If a cleanser is not good for you and at its most acceptable level requires caution, it is probably not good fo…

    Teaching Your Children about Fire Safety
    April 9, 2009
    Teaching Your Children about Fire Safety

    Burns and fires are the fourth leading cause of unintentional injury deaths. About 75% of the deaths occur in house fires, most of which are caused by cigarettes (followed by heating equipment – esp…

    Poison!
    May 9, 2002
    Poison!

    Your toddler has swallowed some berries from a plant in the park. Are they safe? What should you do? Poisoning is one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in children. (more…)…

    Household Poison Safety Reminder
    November 15, 1999
    Household Poison Safety Reminder

    At the 1999 BabyFaire in Atlanta, I spoke with Dr. Gaylord Lopez, Director of the Georgia Poison Center. We spoke about the dangers of "look-alike" poisons in the home. He related the story of an unfo…