Tag Archive: Safe Kids VA

Swimming can be a source of endless fun for kids, especially during the summer, but being in and around pools, rivers, oceans and other bodies of water can also sometimes be dangerous. Drowning is a leading cause of death and injury for children of all ages and brings children to our Level 1 pediatric trauma center each year. Two-thirds of drowning deaths occur between May and August. To ensure a... View Article

May 24 2018

In recent months, our emergency room has seen a noticeable increase  in the number of infants and toddlers coming in for injuries related to falling from elevated surfaces like couches, beds, tables and changing tables. Child safety expert Corri Miller-Hobbs compiled these important reminders to keep kids safe this busy holiday season and in the year ahead:The world is a great adventure for children and hazards are everywhere. Help your child explore, learn... View Article

Dec 19 2016

It’s a scary fact: Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than any other day of the year. The fun of this special night often leads to distraction. “Halloween is an exciting time,” Dr. Jeffrey Haynes, Director of CHoR’s Children’s Trauma Center, explains. “When the natural impulse to get quickly to the next treat is coupled with the poor visibility... View Article

Oct 26 2015

While as a society we’re becoming more aware of the dangers associated with texting and driving, it’s also important to keep in mind the many other distractions that can affect a driver’s concentration. For teen drivers especially, distractions are a major safety issue. Research shows that the “Under-20” age group has the greatest amount of distracted drivers. A March 2015 CNN special report also shared some surprising facts about habits... View Article

Apr 30 2015