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Understanding Signs & Symptoms of a Concussion

Submitted by Nicole Ryan, MD

Picture this: It’s summer. Your child is at a friend’s house and you get the call all parents dread. Your child was playing on the trampoline and fell, bumping his head. The severity of a head injury can vary widely depending on the cause and the age of the child. Concussions can occur from direct...
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Why Delaying the First Bath after Birth is a Good Thing

Submitted by Gretchen Hegwood, CN-3, RNC-WHP

Delayed bathing is a crucial step in the transition of the newborn to the outside world. While it may be a new concept to some, at Beebe we are now using this evidence-based practice to improve the overall health of the baby after it enters the world. There are so many benefits to delayed bathing...
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Protect Your Baby from Deadly Whooping Cough

Submitted by Holly McKiel, DO

Of all the things you will do to protect your baby throughout his/her life, some of the most important will occur while you’re still pregnant! Whooping cough, or pertussis, can be a deadly disease for infants. You can help prevent it with the Tdap vaccine during the third trimester of your...
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August is Family Fun Month

Submitted by Stacey G. Fox, MD FAAP

August is National Family Fun Month, here are some ideas of free or low-cost activities brought to you from Beacon Pediatrics and Beebe Healthcare to keep your family healthy, safe, and active for the next 31 days! First of all, some of the most popular places to have fun as a family are our famous...
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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Submitted by Cheri Will, RN, Sexual Assault Domestic Violence Coordinator, Beebe Healthcare

Sexual violence is a major health concern in the United States and worldwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that 44.6 percent of woman and 22.2 percent of men will experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime. Sexual violence can negatively impact...
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Children have fun at the Sussex County Asthma Camp while learning how to manage their chronic disease

Submitted by Sara Brown, BS, RRT

Asthma is a chronic – or long term - lung disease that causes inflammation and narrowing of the airways. Common characteristics of asthma include wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing at night or early in the morning. Asthma typically starts during childhood and when poorly...
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Safe Sleep and Your Baby

Submitted by Nancy Forsyth, MSN, RN, NNP-BC

Having a new baby can be overwhelming. Family and friends may be full of advice and suggestions. Knowing the best thing to do can be hard. Fortunately, reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is easy. Experts define SIDS as the sudden death of an infant less than one year of age...
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Drowning happens quickly and it happens quietly

Submitted by Stacey G. Fox, MD FAAP

Learn how to keep your children safe When you’re at the beach, waterpark, or backyard pool with your kids, drowning may not be the first thing on your mind. But, in addition to the sunscreen, towels, pool toys, and snacks, it is important to bring your water safety skills and drowning awareness...
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Delayed Cord Clamping Gives Babies a Healthier Start in Life

Submitted by Liz Zehner, RN

When a baby takes its first breath outside the womb, with that breath comes a rush of 80 milliliters of blood through the umbilical cord. The second breath can mean up to 100 milliliters of blood and higher iron levels for newborns. In the past, the umbilical cord was clamped and cut as soon as the...
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Keeping Kids - And Adults - Hydrated in the Hot Summer

Submitted by Kim Westcott

It's going to be hot out there! Temperatures are rising and kids will be outside playing at the beach, the playground and the ball fields. With hotter temperatures and more physical activity, one’s fluid needs increase. Dehydration is a preventable problem. Signs of dehydration include: dry lips...
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