Flu.gov has some practical tips on preparing your family for flu season this year.
Visit FamilyDoctor.org to get educated on burn prevention in the home.
Learn some diabetes-friendly recipes featuring pumpkin at Diabetes.org.
The American Heart Association has some ideas for healthy stocking stuffers that can replace heavy holiday treats.
Review food preparation safety before your holiday cooking with this article from the CDC.
At Sunrise Children’s Hospital , we offer top-notch pediatric care, NICU services, and children’s emergency care. Visit our website to learn more about Sunrise Children’s Hospital of Las Vegas, or contact our nurses 24 hours a day by phone at (702) 731-5437.
Athletes from the UNLV Football Team and Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams will deliver toys and signed game balls to children spending the holiday season at Sunrise Children’s Hospital. This is the fourth year that UNLV Athletics and SPORTSXRADIO have partnered with the hospital to visit the children. The event will take place this Friday, December 14th, from 10-11 AM at Sunrise Children’s Hospital. All cameras are welcome, as there will be plenty of opportunities for photos. For more information, call (702) 731-8288!
While the holiday season is a time for celebration, it is also a time when visits to the emergency room increase due to seasonal illnesses and injuries. At Sunrise Children’s Hospital, we are here to offer prompt emergency care to the young members of your family for conditions like those discussed below.
If you have your children help out in the kitchen, be sure that they stay away from heat sources and hot foods that could cause burns. Fires caused by holiday decorations are another leading cause of burn injuries to watch out for in your home. To prevent fires in your home, make sure it is free of clutter and that your holiday lights are plugged into surge protectors.
Winter happens to be cold and flu season , so you should work to prevent these illnesses from hitting your home. When kids come down with the flu, it can be much more serious than the illness is in adulthood, so you might have to head to the emergency room if your child does get sick this season. Flu shots for the whole family and good habits like hand washing will help you reduce your child’s chances of becoming ill.
Big holiday meals in which food is being served buffet style over a period of several hours can be the cause of foodborne illnesses related to improper food handling. Food that is left out at room temperature for long periods of time may harbor bacteria that can make your family sick. Be sure to reduce the chances for food poisoning with smart thawing, preparation, and cooking of your holiday meals. If food poisoning does occur, your child may need to visit the emergency room to be treated for dehydration, which often accompanies foodborne illnesses.
To explore the complete range of services at Sunrise Children’s Hospital, including our state-of-the-art Emergency Center, check out our website or call us at (702) 731-5437. If you are traveling for the holidays, keep our health guidance within close reach throughout the season with the iTriage Symptom Checker app for your smart phone.
Diabetes is one of the most common health complications among American adults, and it is becoming more prevalent in children because of an increase in fast food culture paired with sedentary lifestyles that promote obesity.
In order to take control of diabetes and make changes to prevent it, you should have a basic understanding of the disease. As this video explains, diabetes is a condition in which the body does not produce enough insulin or becomes insulin resistant so that food is not digested properly.
Find resources to learn more about diabetes and work to prevent it in your family at Sunrise Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas. Explore our services including nutrition counseling by visiting our website or calling us at (702) 731-5437.
You might have a busier schedule through the holiday season that can be overwhelming when you add big family events and other seasonal obligations to your plans. The stress that results from this hectic time could lead to a wide array of health problems for the whole family, so you might consider some of these coping techniques to help you stay healthy through the holidays.
Go for a walk
Physical activity is an excellent stress reliever , and it is an activity that people of all ages can enjoy. When you feel tension rise in your household, gather your family for a nice walk around the neighborhood. Even 10-20 minutes of walking can help you relax and reconnect so that seasonal stress does not become too much to handle.
Organize family time
Everyone in your home may be dealing with holiday stress, so it can’t hurt to give the whole family some time to relax together with a game or movie night. Enjoying time together to laugh, talk, and simply slow down can be just what you need to take on the rest of the holidays.
A common reaction to stress is to skip out on valuable sleep that will allow the body to relax. Make sure that you maintain a healthy sleep schedule and encourage your children to do the same by making a sleep schedule and sticking to it. If you or your family members have difficulty sleeping, try techniques like drinking warm, decaffeinated tea or doing yoga to calm down before going to bed.
For more help keeping the family healthy this holiday season, you can rely on Sunrise Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas. From nutritional guidance to emergency care , we offer the complete medical care you and your children need to have a healthy holiday season. Learn more about us on our website or call us at (702) 731-5437.
A foundation of good habits early in life can help your child have a lifetime of better health, so Sunrise Children’s Hospital offers classes, services, and guidance to give you the tools to teach your children get the best start. Explore our complete list of services on our website or call us at (702) 731-5437.
Understand how type-II diabetes can be prevented with this article from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
Get a look at how to start a healthy exercise program with this handout from the American College of Sports Medicine.
SafeKids.org has some tips for car safety for young children.
Help your child prepare for physical therapy with this article from KidsHealth.org.