Summer Safety!

Summer Safety!

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Warmer weather (like daily temperatures of 100 degrees plus) means more time spent being active and exploring the great outdoors.

It’s hot in Las Vegas. Be safe!

 

The health district has compiled a list of tips and resources to help keep you and your family healthy and safe this summer:

10 ways to protect you and your family this summer:

    1. Use sunscreen and reapply as needed.
    2. Drink plenty of water.
    3. Wear a hat or sit in a shaded area when outside during daylight.
    4. Use mosquito repellant, and avoid spending time outside at or dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
    5. Eliminate areas of standing water, such as bird baths and unmaintained pools.
    6. Never leave children or pets in a parked car for any amount of time.
    7. Provide constant adult supervision while children are in the pool.
    8. Ensure responsible family members are trained in CPR and first aid.
    9. Instruct children to avoid swallowing pool water.
    10. Do not swim if you are ill with diarrhea.

Information courtesy of the Southern Nevada Health District.

 

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July 1, 2014 |

New Children’s Book – Eric’s Big Day

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Eric’s Big Day Is a Whimsical Bicycle Ride for Children

VeloPress is pleased to announce the release of a new children’s book, Eric’s Big Day: A Bicycle Race Unlike Any Other, by award-winning author and illustrator Rod Waters. The book is now available in bookstores, bike shops, and online. Preview a flipbook of Eric’s Big Day at www.velopress.com/eric.

Preschoolers will enjoy this new colorful book from Rod Waters.

Preschoolers will enjoy this new colorful book from Rod Waters.


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April 9, 2014 |

Pediatrician, Urgent Care, or Emergency Room?

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Your child gets sick. Where should you go to seek medical assistance? Does my pediatrician have an opening to see my child today? Can I wait until my pediatrician’s office opens tomorrow? Is my child sick enough for the emergency room where there are long waits, insurance issues, and a room full of sick people? With so many options and questions, how do you know when and where to take your child?Good Night Pediatrics Sick Child

Every parent who has had a sick child has asked the same questions. There are many resources when your child gets sick. Your pediatrician is your main source of help and first destination when your child becomes sick. Your pediatrician can answer all of your questions and treat most illnesses and problems that are presented to his or her practice.

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February 5, 2014 |