Posts Categorized: Injury Prevention

Summer Safety


It sure feels like summer is finally here in Pittsburgh. This means more time at the pool, the playground, or just enjoying time outside with family and friends. Whatever it is you’re doing, keeping a few safety tips in mind can help keep our kiddo’s safe and healthy during the summer months. Community pools are… Read more »

Use Your Head: Wear a Helmet


June is National Safety Month, and the Injury Prevention Team wants to keep kids (and everyone else) safe on their wheels. Helmets are the single most effective safety device available to reduce head injury and death from bike crashes according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  Helmets should be worn when you are riding… Read more »

Why do Children Cry on Planes?


Children on airplanes can be a frightful experience for the child, caregiver, and any nearby passenger. Additionally, the weary traveler may be over-tired, hungry, or bored. Ears can certainly be cause for crying on airplanes as well. The membrane that separates the inner ear from the outer world is sensitive to pressure differences. These changes,… Read more »

Preventing Window Falls – Window Safety Week


It’s almost time to open the windows and let the smells of spring into our homes. This is also the time when children are excited to get back outside and discover new ways to have fun. Curiosity draws kids to windows and it only takes a second for a child to fall out of a… Read more »

Dog Bite Prevention


As the weather gets warmer and we spend more time outside, we also see an increase in the numbers of children (and adults) being bitten by dogs. The numbers begin increasing in March and the highest levels are seen in June, July and August. In 2013-14, there were 2,522 dog bites reported to the Allegheny… Read more »