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Ask KOMO: Bike Helmet Safety (02:01)
Dr. Tony Woodward talks about the importance of bike helmets and offers three easy tips to ensure your child's helmet fits correctly. Also see Keeping Kids Safe Through Bike Helmet Fittings.
Keeping Kids Safe Through Bike Helmet Fittings (00:01:22)
Helping parents keep their children safe is part of our mission. Bike helmet fittings and giveaways are one way in which we keep our commitment to the community. Also see Ask KOMO: Bike Helmet Safety.
Hot Car Dangers (4:38)
Learn about the dangers of leaving your child in a hot car. Hyperthermia occurs when a child’s body temperature is too high.
Ask KOMO: Children's Car Seat Safety (2:38)
Dr. Beth Ebel talks about how to keep your child safe in the car and explains who needs to ride in a booster seat.
Mirando hacia atrás hasta los 2 años (Rear-Facing Until 2) (0:00:30)
En este video de 30 segundos aprenda por qué los niños deben ir en el asiento trasero mirando hacia atrás hasta los 2 años o hasta que lleguen al límite de estatura o de peso para su asiento.
In this 30-second video, learn why children should ride in the back seat in a rear-facing car seat until they are age 2, or until they reach the upper weight or height limit for their seat.
Rear-Facing Until 2 (0:00:30)
Healthlink: Protecting Children from Chemicals (00:03:00)
Dr. Sheela Sathyanarayana discusses the dangers of environmental chemicals.
Ask KOMO: Window Safety
Dr. Tony Woodward discusses the steps you can take in your home to prevent window falls.
Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips
Dr. Tony Woodward offers trick-or-treating safety tips so parents and children can have a "ghoulish" good time on Halloween.
Button Battery Safety Tips (00:03:37)
Get safety tips for preventing children from accidentally swallowing small lithium "button" batteries. Includes a list of symptoms to look for if you think your child may have ingested a battery, and instructions on what to do.
Healthlink: Holiday Hazards
Seattle Children's pediatrician Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson offers tips for parents for keeping little ones safe during the holidays.
Poison Prevention Home Tour: How to Keep Your Home Safe (00:02:48)
As any parent will tell you, children are a curious bunch, and that curiosity can sometimes spell danger. In this brief, 3-minute video, Seattle Children's Emergency Department doctor Suzan Mazor, MD, teaches parents how to keep their home poison-free and reduce the chances of their child suffering an accidental poisoning.
Prevent Dog Bites (2:15)
Dr. Tony Woodward gives tips for parents to prevent dog bites to children.
How to Prevent Scalding Burns (2:57)
If you love a hot cup of coffee or tea in the morning, you’ll want to pay close attention.
Keep Children Away from Power Mowers (2:27)
A Seattle family is warning others about the danger of riding lawn mowers after one little boy’s life was changed, literally in the blink of an eye.
Los Buenos Hábitos Hacen Niños Más Saludables, Pt. 3 de 3: La Prevención de Lesiones (0:08:42)
Hoy dia en que las familias enfrentan nuevos retos para mantener a sus hijos saludables y seguros, parece haber más preguntas que respuestas. Conozca los pasos básicos para mejorar el bienestar de sus hijos. En un programa especial del Hospital Seattle Children's en el que veremos cómo la salud de nuestros hijos comienza desde casa.
Good Habits Make Healthier Children, Part 3 of 3: Injury Prevention (subtitled in English)
Today, as families face ongoing challenges in keeping their children healthy and safe, it often seems there are more questions than answers. Learn the basic steps to improve the well-being of your children in a Seattle Children's special program where we'll see how your children's health begins at home.
Ask KOMO: Children's Pedestrian Safety (1:55)
Watch this short video to see Dr. Ben Danielson share practical tips on pedestrian safety for kids.
Use these tips from Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson to make you and your child's trip to the playground both fun and safe.
Healthlink: Winter Sports
Dr. Cora Breuner provides tips on preventing winter sports injuries.
Safety on the Slopes (5:23)
If your family is heading to the slopes this winter, there’s a simple way to cut down on snow sport injuries. Dr. Tony Woodward talks about ski and snowboard safety.
Ask KOMO: Concussions (00:02:11)
Dr. Monique Burton covers the signs and symptoms of concussions, along with treatment and tips for preventing concussions. Learn more about sports concussions and Seattle Children's Sports Concussion Program.
Ask KOMO: Preventing Sports Injuries (1:42)
Learn ways to prevent sports injuries in children from Dr. Cora Breuner.
Healthlink: Concussions in Children (00:02:56)
Dr. Richard Ellenbogen offers tips for preventing concussions in children.
Hidden Heart Problems (3:41)
Children with heart diseases should not play competitive sports. Yet young athletes with inherited heart conditions often go undiagnosed, and can die unexpectedly during practice or a game. Children's experts recommend watching out for warning signs such as fainting during or after exercise, shortness or breath, seizures, or a family history of unexplained death at a young age.
Keeping Young Athletes in the Game (0:51:58)
In this KOMO TV special, host Molly Shen shares stories of how the team at Children's helps kids stay in the game amidst sports injuries and healthcare conditions. The program covers areas such as ACL injuries, asthma, nutrition, scoliosis and concussions.
Prevent Sports Injuries (4:16)
Dr. Bruder Stapleton talks about why kids are vulnerable to sports injuries and how to prevent them.
Healthlink: Teen Tanning Beds (00:03:25)
Seattle Children's pediatrician Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson comments on the AAP’s new recommendations that governments ban minors' access to tanning salons.
Everyone Swims (0:06:36)
Find out by selecting your child’s symptom or health condition in the list below:
Download Spring 2014 (PDF)
In the spirit of the holidays, patients, parents and doctors share inspirational stories of healing and hope. From surviving heart failure and a near-death drowning to battling a flesh-eating disease, witness how the impossible became possible thanks to the care patients received at Seattle Children's Hospital.
Miracle Season, hosted by Steve Pool and Molly Shen, aired Dec. 8, 2013, on KOMO 4 TV. The annual holiday special celebrates the remarkable lives of Seattle Children's patients.
Mark Fadool, clinical director of mental health services at Odessa Brown Children's Clinic, provides early warning signs of mental health issues in kids and teens and urges us all to notice the signs and act early.
The Teenology 101 blog is a guide for parents and caregivers raising teenagers, written by experts from our department of adolescent medicine.
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