Category: Safety

The very real dangers of energy drinks

By: Lora Scott, MD, co-director of sports medicine and Shannon Burkett, RD, sports nutrition This week a news story hit about a 16-year-old girl who died from an energy drink heart attack. Our thoughts go out to this family. In … Continue reading

Driveway safety

The driveway can be a scary place! With parents and guests coming and going it’s not a safe place to play. Unfortunately, backup crashes involving light vehicles cause an average of 210 deaths and 15,000 injuries a year.  Most of the … Continue reading

E-cigarettes – a huge cause for alarm

A few weeks ago, my colleague and blogger friend Dr. Shalini Forbis shared some of the dangers of e-cigarettes – particularly to teenagers. A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found a dramatic increase in e-cigarette-related calls … Continue reading

A hidden gem inside the hospital

By: Dr. Shalini Forbis As a parent it can somtimes be overwhelming knowing where to go to get trusted health information. There are many excellent sources of information out there, but when you are diong a web search it can sometimes be … Continue reading

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