Safety

When it comes to safety, the best protection is knowledge. Learn what you need to know to keep your whole family safe.

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Video: Avoiding Scald Burns in the Household

February 2-8 was Burn Awareness Week. A large share of  burn traumas are related to household incidents, specifically hot water in faucets and cooking accidents. Do you know how to prevent scalds in your household? Here are some quick tips on how to keep everyone safe and scald-free! Avoiding Scald Burns In… Read more »

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Prevent Trauma and Emergency Accidents Over the Winter Months

Winter in Pennsylvania can be treacherous. The bitterly cold weather mixed with snow storms, ice, wind, rain, sleet, and whatever else Mother Nature throws our way, can often cause serious, life-threatening injuries, no matter how careful we are. Charissa Pacella, MD, Chief of Emergency Services at UPMC Presbyterian, explains some… Read more »

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Tips for Frostbite Prevention

Everyone is susceptible to frostbite but children are at greater risk than adults because they lose heat from their skin faster. Making matters worse, children may ignore how cold and uncomfortable they are just to keep having fun. Preventing Frostbite Frostbite can attack when temperatures are below freezing. Wind and… Read more »

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Safety in Youth Sports Act – Part 2

The Safety in Youth Sports Act, which provides new guidelines and standards for managing concussions and traumatic brain injuries in student athletes, was introduced to coaches and team across Pennsylvania in 2012. Erin Reynolds, PsyD, a clinical neuropsychologist at the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program, previously discussed the specifics of the… Read more »

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