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Should New Yorkers Stop Letting Their Kids Play in Bounce Houses?

Every parent fears their child getting hurt. Despite taking every reasonable precaution, though, accidents are bound to occur. When they do, it’s usually in unsuspected ways. In an article earlier this year, we covered some of them. In this post, learn about one of the most prevalent of common injuries befalling children here in New York, and if your child becomes involved, what you can do next. Bounce House Child Injury Incidents Are Growing Bounce […]

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Signs Your Child Suffered Brain Damage Due To A Birth Injury

When young children suffer a neonatal brain injury, it may take years to diagnose. Often, symptoms of infant brain damage do not appear until much later. A new medical technology, however, may allow us to discover infant brain damage faster and more accurately. Researchers at Washington University are developing a device utilizing the same technology in smart watches that detects neurological injuries at early stages. This allows for early intervention, which is extremely helpful to […]

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It’s Back-to-School Time in NY – Tips to Keep Your Kid Safe

Heading back to school can be an exciting but stressful time for kids and parents alike. As a parent, you may wonder if your child will be safe in school — and with good reason. While it’s true we now drill our children on how to face new dangers like mass shooters and parental deportation, we mustn’t forget to teach them the fundamental rules of safety that are still present every day. The Transportation Research […]

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Common Injuries NY Kids Suffer in the Summer

Summer is finally here in New York. Summer is a great time for kids of all ages to enjoy outdoor activities. It’s also the time of year we typically see an uptick in injuries related to outdoor activities. To keep kids safe and healthy while enjoying summer fun, we’re covering common injuries New York kids suffer in the summer, and how to prevent them. Water Injuries in New York Summer is a great time to […]

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Window Guards Prevent Children from Falling and Injury

In the early evening of Saturday, February 9th, four-year old Helena Flores tragically fell from her fourth story apartment window. She had just celebrated her birthday that Tuesday. Helena’s mother says the window was slightly opened due to extremely hot radiators. Additionally, Helena was autistic and unaware of the danger related to open windows. She somehow found a way to reach the top of the window and fall through. Unfortunately, she died on impact. Despite […]

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Who Pays When Your Kid Gets Hurt at a NY School?

As a parent, sending your children to school may feel like a leap of faith. You are entrusting the school to protect your children from injury while on school property or participating in school-sponsored activities. Although New York schools have safety practices in place, human error and negligence can still lead to tragic student injuries that are traumatic for the entire family. For example, there’s the story of a 9-year-old Brooklyn boy who suffered an […]

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Psychiatric Drugs Are Supposed to Help Kids – But Often They Hurt

Having a child with a mental illness can seem like an endless maze with no way out. Most parents feel like they are completely over their heads. Because of this, they tend to defer to the experience and knowledge of the experts – the doctors and therapists who studied for years to treat these kinds of conditions.   Often, this means agreeing to medicate your child. Because it is what the doctor recommended. Unfortunately, psychiatric […]

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