Posted by: drmolly in sunscreen, sunburn, safety, injury, burn on
Sep 14, 2009
Bonfires, grilling dinner, spending a sunny day at the pool, roasting marshmallows, playing with sparklers on are the makings of summertime memories - and potential causes of burns. Even the best parents can't watch their kids 24/7 and the hot marshmallow just off the fire seems so fun to play with ...
Burns can be mild or serious with life-threatening consequences. Burns are divided into three major categories:
- first-degree: the skin turns
Posted by: drmolly in safety, outdoors, job, chores on
Sep 03, 2009
Did you know 16,000 children each year seek emergency care for injuries that result from lawn mower use? Cutting the grass is one of those weekly chores on many families' "to do" lists, so knowing when a child is ready to tackle the job and precautions to take are important.
I remember when my brothers were finally old enough to use the lawnmower and cut the grass at our house. The first week or two, they were thrilled. Using a motorized