Home Health and Safety

Health and Safety

Pseudo safety in the water

I taught swimming lessons for almost 20 years and always emphasized that very young children do not have the judgment or cognitive memory to respond reliably in a potential drowning situation.

Ask a pediatrician: Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for my child?

As the new Delta Variant of COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across the United States, it’s increasingly important that families get eligible kids and adults...

D-Backs host free family vaccination event at Chase Field

The Arizona Diamondbacks — in partnership with the Arizona Department of Health Services and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona — will host a...

Reduce your family’s drowning risk

Drownings are lightning fast and silent. Make simple changes now to help reduce any family’s risk of drowning.

Post-pandemic mental health: Will the kids be all right?

Parents and educators continue to worry about the mental health fallout from teens being physically isolated from friends, teachers and extended family members during...

Statistics don’t matter if it’s your kid who drowns

Guest post by Jeff Weiss, MD As a pediatric hospitalist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, I have cared for many children who were non-fatal drowning victims....

AAP recommends all children 12 and older get the COVID-19 vaccine

In a new policy statement published today, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends vaccinating all children ages 12 and older who are eligible...

Sports physicals, regular checkups…what’s the difference?

Summer is a good time to get the kids caught up on well-child checks, vaccination schedules and other routine appointments that help primary care...

Hope (the robot) brings young patients, D-backs players, together

The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation today launched a new interactive robot that will allow pediatric hospital patients to have virtual visits to Chase Field. The robot...

Keeping kids safe at summer camp

This time last year, as cases of COVID-19 began that first ominous surge in our state, summer camp directors were scrambling to make tough...

Trial for kids COVID-19 vaccine underway in Arizona

A research study conducted by Moderna is testing an investigational vaccine that may protect children between the ages of 6 months and 11 years...

Ages 16 and up now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Registration at Arizona’s state-operated COVID-19 vaccination sites in Maricopa, Pima, and Yuma counties will open to all Arizonans 16 and older on Wednesday, March...

Nation’s pediatricians agree with CDC on updated school guidance

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today provided updated recommendations to keep children, teachers and staff safe as schools reopen. Updates...

Power Me A2Z offers free vitamins for women of childbearing age

Arizona women ages 18-45 can receive free vitamins to support their health, thanks to Power Me A2Z, a community education program of the Arizona...

Phoenix Children’s to provide emergency care in Avondale

Phoenix Children’s Hospital soon will begin work on a freestanding emergency department and multi-specialty clinic in Avondale, providing West Valley families access to top-ranked,...

Pediatrician Q&A: Tough truths about youth sports during a pandemic

This past year has brought a lot of disappointment and frustration to young athletes and their families. Many organizations made difficult decisions to pull or...

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