Safety and Injury Prevention

Sun and Swimming Safety

Monday, March 07, 2016
Spring break is a great time to get away with family and beat those winter blues. Dr. Jennifer Guidroz, a Pediatrician at The Baton Rouge Clinic, answers some commonly asked questions about staying safe while having fun in the sun! How can I keep my baby sun safe? Babies under 6 months of  ..

The Importance of Routine Physicals

Monday, September 21, 2015
How important are routing physicals? Physicals are extremely important in the growth of a healthy child. Most kids should have a complete physical around the age of 4 to 5, as well as their vision and hearing checked. It is routine to take a urine test and a blood test to check for anemia an ..

Swimming Safety This Summer

Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Do you have a pool in your back yard or a camp on the river? Are you planning on going to the beach this summer? Here are some ways to protect your children around the water this summer: Have your children take formal swimming lessons. Require adult supervision when a child is near any  ..

Hurricane Preparation

Monday, June 01, 2015
The physicians at The Baton Rouge Clinic care about you and your safety during a storm. The Baton Rouge Clinic is prepared in the event of a storm and will be providing services as soon as it is safe to do so. We urge you to take every precaution necessary to ensure you and your family’s h ..

Halloween Safety Tips

Monday, October 06, 2014
Halloween always starts weeks before the actual day when we start working on our costumes—this year, along with scary, let’s make them safe. Costume Safety Make sure they fit. Short is best to avoid tripping. Also make sure they are not too tight; kids need to be able to walk  ..

Concussions Involving Athletes Can Be Serious

Sunday, January 01, 2012
The topic of concussions among teenage athletes is a subject that often appears in the Louisiana news. With sports being year round for our older children and with almost no sport being immune to head injury, this topic is one that many families face. A state law passed last year was d ..

Using Infant Sleep Positioners Discouraged

Friday, October 01, 2010
Two government agencies are warning parents and other caregivers not to put babies in sleep positioning products as two recent deaths underscore concerns about suffocation. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued the warning after review ..

Drowning Prevention in Infants and Toddlers

Wednesday, April 01, 2009
As pediatricians, one of our most important goals in caring for young children is educating parents on injury prevention. Of particular relevance as the warm spring and summer months approach is the topic of swimming safety and drowning prevention. Despite the development of swimming and surviva ..

Precautions for Sun Overexposure

Saturday, March 01, 2008
Louisianians love to enjoy the great outdoors but exposure to the sun and even indoor tanning means the potential for overexposure to ultraviolet light, which poses the greatest risk for skin cancer. Half of all new cancers are skin cancers and more than a million new cases of skin can ..

Do I Need to Protect My Hearing?

Tuesday, August 01, 2006
More than 20 million Americans are exposed to dangerous levels of sound each year. Excessive exposure to loud sounds is the most common cause of hearing loss. Noise exposure can occur at work, home, and in our daily activities. We can damage our ears while listening to stereos, attending movies  ..