By: Barbara Schwartz April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Does distracted driving really need its own month? You decide. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration state that: 3,450 people died in 2016 due to distracted driving.1 Distracted driving is more than texting: dialing a telephone number, posting a Facebook status, checking an … More National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
By: Keith Merlin, MD, Chief, Department of OBGYN Patient safety has become a national buzzword and it is critical to improving outcomes for moms and babies. It is concerning that the United States has a significantly higher maternal mortality rate than most industrialized countries. The reasons for this are complex but in many cases relate to a … More Make Patient Safety a Personal Priority
Planning on going Trick-or-Treating or dressing your child up this year? Keep the following important safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics in mind. ALL DRESSED UP: Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with … More Halloween Safety Tips
By: Cheryl Maguire “Is that person drunk?” I asked my husband. It was nighttime. We were driving on a highway while the person in front of us was swerving back and forth in between their lane. Since I learned how to drive in the 80’s, my initial thought when I witnessed this is, “they … More Teens Aren’t the Only Ones Driving While InTEXTicated
By: Melanie Anderson This is a question that a lot of us parents struggle with: “When is the right age for my child to be home alone”? I decided to contact my local police department to ask some important questions on home safety and how exactly to know when your child is ready to … More When is Your Child Ready to be Home Alone?
By: Cheryl Maguire April 24-28 is Every Kid Healthy Week, which was created to celebrate school health and wellness achievements. Every Kid Healthy events promote healthy eating, nutrition education, physical activity, and physical education. A child’s health encompasses physical, mental, and social well-being. It is important to maintain good overall health in children so they … More 7 Ways to Promote Your Child’s Healthy Lifestyle
By: Michelle Rappold- Certified Nurse Midwife at Signature Healthcare Sometimes, it is difficult to fit in all the things you would like to tell an expecting mom when she is in your office. What to expect over the next month, what’s normal or abnormal, things to watch out for and what tests need to … More Safety Belt Safety