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Summer’s Here!

How to Keep Your Child Safe and Injury-Free

By Jeannette Zerpa MSN, ARNP, PPCNP-BC

Helgemo & Liou Pediatrics

The final school bell of the year is about to ring. Kids everywhere are rejoicing. Summer means more time to take advantage of Florida sun and recreation. Fun in the sun can easily turn dangerous, however, if parents fail to take the proper precautions.

The extreme Florida heat, the easy access to water and other potential dangers can put kids at risk. With some simple precautions, however, parents can help ensure this is a summer to remember – for all the right reasons.

Read more Below for the five common summer safety hazards and some precautions I recommend that parents take to keep the season safe and enjoyable:

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Up to Date Patient Education Glossary

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Common Pediatric Questions and Answers

Back to basics: How to Avoid Unnecessary ER Visits

A high fever, a deep cut, a wheezing cough, a painful sprain. These are the type of conditions that send a panicked parent to the emergency room. But is a trip to the hospital really necessary? Maybe. Maybe not. Often, a parent can avoid the time, expense and trauma of a trip to the ER by staying calm and effectively communicating with their child's pediatrician or staff.

Q: How does a pediatrician help keep my child out of the ER?

 

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Pediatrics with a Family Touch

With over 60 years of combined experience, Helgemo & Liou Pediatrics are committed to serving the healthcare needs of your children.

From birth through adolescence, we provide up-to-date, quality care for your child's complete health and well-being. Whether visiting for a routine checkup, injury or an everyday illness, your child will receive exceptional care.

Our pediatricians are board-certified. Our pediatricians, Physician Assistants, nurse practitioners and highly qualified staff have been providing health care to children and adolescence in Charlotte, Sarasota, and Desota County since 1996.