Posts Categorized: Injury Prevention

Falls Can Happen Anywhere

From a child’s perspective, everything is a potential mountain to climb (that giant bookshelf), obstacle to overcome (those pesky stairs) or mysterious place to investigate (anywhere beyond the safety gate). Little bumps will happen but these brave expeditions shouldn’t result in something more serious. Unintentional falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries for children… Read more »

Safe Kids Allegheny County Promotes Carbon Monoxide Safety in the Home

Safe Kids Allegheny County, of which Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is the lead agency, recently partnered with the Allegheny County Pharmacists Association and Pittsburgh Poison Center to provide Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire with dozens of carbon monoxide detectors to emphasize the importance of safety in the home around all fuel burning appliances. “Because… Read more »

Stress Relief for Parents

We all carry some amount of stress every day in our life no matter who we are.  For many, the HOURS spent with family members during the holidays are pure stress, the bills continue to stack up, there’s no money between paychecks, and your work life balance is overwhelming. Sound familiar? No matter our stress… Read more »

Fun in the Snow!

It’s coming – and soon everyone will be hitting the slopes and hills for skiing, snowboarding, and sledding. This is the time of year when so many long lasting memories are made; let’s make them all great by remembering these safety tips: Ski & Snowboard Never ski or snowboard alone. If a problem comes up,… Read more »

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Autumn is here and the cool evenings mean it’s time to turn on the furnaces. This is a great time to talk about carbon monoxide safety. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, tasteless, colorless gas which can cause illness or death any time a fossil fuel is burned (gasoline, natural gas, wood, oil, propane or… Read more »