In her latest video, My Pocket Pediatrician Dr. Lili Moran explains the difference between a medical emergency and medical urgency and gives advice on when to go to the emergency department.
Kids produce more heat during activities and sweat less, which is why they are more susceptible to heat-related illness, especially on hot, humid days.
The bottom line? There is no “child-safe” consumer firework. And parental supervision, while always a good thing, is simply not enough.
When swallowed, button batteries pose a high risk for injury and complications, including death, because of the chemical reaction they can cause in the esophagus, or food pipe.
During the winter, getting enough exercise is one of the first areas we overlook, but it’s critically important for strengthening growing hearts and lungs and preventing obesity.