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Be Safe in the Great Outdoors

by George Becker, M.D., Director, Emergency Department, The Valley Hospital

Posted on June 21, 2016

Summer Safety Guide
Whether you're at the beach, on a boat, camping or relaxing poolside — be prepared to protect yourself and your family from potential summertime dangers.
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Tags: bites, bugs, safety, summer, sun

Spending Time Poolside? Be Prepared for the Unthinkable

by Kim Fallon, MD, OB/GYN, Park Ridge Medical, Valley Medical Group

Posted on August 12, 2015

Last summer, while at my neighbor’s house for a social gathering, the unthinkable happened — the hosts’ 3 year-old daughter was found floating face down in the family pool. When her father pulled her out she was lifeless, her lips blue, her skin pale. 
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Tags: CPR, safety

Bicycle Helmets: What Every Parent Needs to Know

by Parminder K. Savalia, Health Education Supervisor, The Valley Hospital Department of Community Health and Community Benefit

Posted on June 1, 2015

Before your child heads out on his or her bike or skateboard this summer, make sure he or she is wearing a helmet.  Not only is it the law – since 2005 New Jersey law requires that all children under the age of 17 wear a helmet while bicycling, skateboarding, and roller-skating – wearing a helmet is one of the most effective ways to decrease your child’s risk of a serious head injury.
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Tags: helmet, safety

Stay Safe in the Snow

by George Becker, M.D., Director of Emergency Medicine, The Valley Hospital

Posted on January 26, 2015

The No.1 winter-related reason for visits to Valley’s Emergency Room this winter (aside from the flu) has been injuries from slips and falls on ice-covered surfaces. With another winter storm bearing down on the area we urge you to take steps to reduce your risk of injury.
 
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Leave Fireworks to the Pros

by Peter Lee, M.D., Director, Pediatric Emergency Room

Posted on June 25, 2014

With the July 4th holiday right around the corner, we want to remind the community that in the hands of untrained consumers and children, fireworks can cause fires, injuries, and even death.  Injuries can include severe burns, scars and disfigurement that can last a lifetime. Even fireworks mistakenly thought to be safe, like sparklers – which can reach temperatures of up to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit – can burn users and bystanders.
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Safeguard Your Children from Accidental Poisonings

by Jeffrey Bienstock, M.D., Director of Pediatrics, The Valley Hospital

Posted on March 18, 2014

This week (March 16 to 22) is National Poison Prevention Week, a good time to issue a reminder to parents to check their homes for poison dangers and take steps to protect their children from accidental poisonings.  
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Car Seat Safety: Use the Right Seat at the Right Time in the Right Way

by Parminder K. Savalia, Health Education Supervisor, The Valley Hospital Department of Community Health

Posted on September 26, 2013

Motor vehicle accidents are the number No. 1 cause of death for children ages 2 to 14. The best way to protect your child while in the car is to use the right seat, at the right time, in the right way.  New Jersey State law requires that children under 8 years old who weigh less than 80 pounds be secured in a car seat or booster seat. Motor vehicle accidents are the number No. 1 cause of death for children ages 2 to 14. The best way to protect your child while in the car is to use the right seat, at the right time, in the right way.  New Jersey State law requires that children under 8 years old who weigh less than 80 pounds be secured in a car seat or booster seat.

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Tags: children, safety

Bicycle Helmets: What Every Parent Needs to Know

by Jasalyn K. Deryke, Health Educator, The Valley Hospital Department of Community Health

Posted on August 7, 2013

Before your child heads out on his or her bike or skateboard, make sure he or she is wearing a helmet.  Not only is it the law – since 2005 New Jersey law requires that all children under the age of 17 wear a helmet while bicycling, skateboarding, and roller-skating – it can significantly decrease your child’s risk of a serious head injury.
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