Hydration is Key for Safe Summer Play

By Mitchel Alpert, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiology
K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital

As summer heats up, the risk and occurrence of heat-related illnesses increase, especially for children.

Throughout the hot months of summer vacation, children are out of school and participating in outdoor physical activities. It is important to keep your kids hydrated as they participate in...

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Eye-Opening 1st Trip to the ER with the Kiddos!

by Alix Hayes

Not having to make a trip to the ER until your kid is practically 6 years old is pretty good, huh?

Hubby and I count ourselves lucky that we have never had to rush our kids to the local Emergency Room (which, in our case, is JSUMC) at any time in their lives: no broken bones, no car or bike crashes -- knock on wood -- no asthma or allergy attacks...Nothing has ever seemed that urgent enough to us or a pediatrician, until a couple weeks ago, when THIS happened.…

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