Video: Beware of Hidden Household Poisons

Think your home is childproof? You may want to take another look. The obvious poisons are usually locked up, but some things that may look harmless can still make a child very sick. Ellen Rome, MD, a pediatrician at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital says kids, and even adults, can confuse medications with candy. “Lots of … Read More

Video: Beware Button Batteries

Coin-sized button batteries can be found in many household items, from remote controls to watches and electronics — not to mention children’s toys. Just because they’re everywhere doesn’t mean they’re safe, though. A new report finds the number of emergency room visits for button battery ingestions has doubled over the past 20 years- and kids … Read More

Ban the Bumpers From Your Baby’s Crib

Deaths from sudden infant death syndrome — unexplained infant deaths — have declined since 1992. That’s when the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) first recommended that babies be placed on their backs to sleep. But today, deaths from accidental suffocation are on the rise, and crib bumpers are partly responsible. Pediatricians say crib bumpers, decorative pads that … Read More