Archive: 10/3/2010

Are pre-teen babysitters able to deal with emergencies?

Nearly all (98 percent) of 11- to 13-year-old babysitters know who to contact in the event of an intruder or if a child is sick or injured (96 percent) or poisoned (85 percent), according to research presented Sunday, Oct. ...

Oct 03, 2010
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1 in 8 parents forgoes pediatrician-recommended care

One in eight parents reported that his or her child had not received pediatrician-recommended care - medication, laboratory testing and/or appointments with specialists - during the previous 12 months due to concerns over ...

Oct 03, 2010
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Children as young as 12 months can reach a countertop

Most toddlers can reach as high as a kitchen countertop, putting them at risk for severe burns from hot liquids, according to research presented Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference ...

Oct 03, 2010
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Unemployment linked with child maltreatment

The stresses of poverty have long been associated with child abuse and neglect. In a study presented Sunday, Oct. 3, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco, researchers ...

Oct 03, 2010
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