Children's Clinic La Jolla in La Jolla, California, gathered several health tips from today's leading health care sources. Our resident pediatricians recommend that you read these proven-effective tips to prevent harm like concussions and keep your children from any disease, such as allergies.
Teaming Up to Protect Young Athletes: Preventing Concussions
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Online
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has teamed up with the Seattle Seahawks™ and the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA) to help prevent young athletes from sustaining concussions. A concussion is serious and often an underestimated problem. A concussion is a type of brain injury caused by trauma that can disrupt normal brain functions.
An important goal of this campaign is to educate coaches and parents of young athletes as to the warning signs of a concussion, along with important preventative methods. Among the protective recommendations are:
- Insist that safety comes first.
- Make sure that athletes always wear the right protective equipment for their activity.
- Make sure that their youth sports league or administrator has a concussion action plan in place.
If a coach or parent suspects a concussion, they should:
- Remove the athlete from play.
- Make sure that the athlete is evaluated immediately by an appropriate healthcare professional.
- Allow the athlete to return to play only with permission from a healthcare professional with experience in evaluating concussions.
American Academy of Pediatrics Guide to Your Child's Allergies and Asthma
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has a thorough summary regarding your child and allergies. Topics include:
- When to Suspect an Allergy
- Common Allergens on the Home Front
- How to Manage Allergic Nasal Symptoms
- Medications to Suppress Symptoms
- Common Triggers of Asthma
- Managing Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
For example, common allergens found in the home include:
- Dust (contains dust mites and particles from other allergens, such as pollen, mold and animal dander as well as irritants)
- Pollen (trees, grasses, and weeds)
- Fungi (including molds too small to be seen by the naked eye)
- Furry animals (cats, dogs, guinea pigs, gerbils, rabbits, and other pets)
- Latex (household articles, such as rubber gloves, toys, and balloons)
- Food (cow's milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, fish, and shellfish)
Additional Health Tips for Kids
This page is updated as frequent as possible, so be sure to check in again for new health tips. For now, feel free to see other good reads that contain insightful tips on pediatric care below:
- Help Your Child Get Organized (Rady Children's Hospital)
- The Whining Child: What Makes Them Whine And How Parents Can Prevent It (WebMD™ Magazine)