In addition to joy and excitement, the holiday season also brings infectious diseases.
Pediatric infectious disease specialists Aaron Millstone, MD, MHS, and Alison Agwu, MD, SCM, provide helpful tips about vaccines, mask-wearing, and infection prevention and management to keep kids and their families healthy. are available.
holiday toy safety
The holiday season is filled with food, family, and celebration, and is also known as the season of giving. But some of the gifts under the tree or in decorations around the house can be potentially dangerous. Small parts can be a choking hazard, and toys may require button batteries, which are toxic if swallowed. Pediatric emergency medicine physicians Joanna Cohen, MD, and Mary Beth Howard, MD, MSc, are available to talk about issues that could send a young child to the emergency room and precautions to take to keep children safe. Can Experts also discuss car seat safety for those hitting the road with kids this holiday season.
Managing the Holiday Blues
The holiday season can also bring a lot of events, activities and social interactions that can cause stress and anxiety for children. Child psychologists Joseph McGuire, PhD, MA, and Andrea Young, PhD, MA, of the Children’s Center, can offer tips to help manage the winter blues. Carol Vidal, MD, PhD, MPH, can provide advice for children and families who are coping with loss at this time of year.
It’s the season to have fun and eat healthy
This season can be a magical time for kids — filled with special holiday meals and sweet treats. However, some of these specialty foods are high in calories and low in nutrition. Children’s Center experts are available to discuss healthy holiday tips and offer advice on maintaining healthy habits and limiting junk food. Pediatric endocrinologist Kristin Arcara, MD, advises how kids with diabetes can safely indulge, and pediatric allergist and immunologist Jennifer Dantzer, MD, shares tips for parents of kids with food allergies. are available.