High School Sports Physicals for Spring and Wellness for Life

Spring Sports Physicals Photo

Don’t save those doctor’s appointments for when there’s something already wrong.

Sure, a great primary care provider can help you get better. But our first goal is keeping you in your best health at all times and stopping health issues before they start.

UM Community Medical Group – Primary Care is a great team to have on your side, whether you’re a high school athlete or anyone looking to live their healthiest life.

Dr. Lorenzo Childress, III, along with Nurse Practitioner Kelli Goldsborough and the talented team of medical professionals are ready to help you be your best.

Now Scheduling High School Sports Physicals

Spring sports will be starting before you know it.

Lacrosse, baseball, softball, tennis or track & field. No matter what sport your student will be playing, they’ll need a sports physical from a licensed physician if they want to be ready to compete when practices start.

All that requires is a quick visit with our Primary Care team. We’ll ensure your athlete is healthy enough to compete at the top of their game.

Call 301-609-5044 to schedule your visit today.

Wellness is a Lifelong Pursuit

You don’t have to be a budding sports star to want to be at the top of your game.

No matter how old you are, achieving and maintaining your best health is an important goal. Do it for yourself. Do it for the ones who count on you.

Regular visits to a primary care physician can help you live well, live healthier and live longer.  Through quality, compassionate primary care, we’ll put you on the path to a lifetime of good health — and give you the freedom to live the life you want.

What can you expect from your primary care team? We welcome adult patients for preventive care and checkups, management of ongoing health issues, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses, disease prevention, patient education and more.

It all starts with making that first appointment. Schedule yours today. We’re open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, plus we’re now open until 7 p.m. every Wednesday to make it even more convenient for you. Give us a call at 301-609-5044.

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Want To Boost Your Immunity? Here Are 5 Things You Can Do Right Now.

Boost Your Immunity

Did you know that, since 1982, peak flu activity has been observed in February more than any other month? That’s right, even though we’ve made it through what most people consider flu season, we’re actually in the heart of it right now.

So how can you protect yourself from the flu and those pesky colds that seem to be going around? It starts with a strong immune system. But you don’t need to turn to those “natural” remedies that claim they have immunity-boosting characteristics to strengthen your defenses. Here are five simple ways to do it yourself.

Roll up Your Sleeve, Get a Flu Shot

Let’s set the record straight, getting the flu shot is not a foolproof method of preventing the flu; however, the benefits of the flu vaccine are well-documented and wide-ranging.

Dr. Lorenzo Childress, a primary care physician with UM Community Medical Group – Primary Care in La Plata, generally recommends vaccination for people over six months of age if they’re medically able to do so.

Get Moving

People who work out regularly lower their risk of catching a cold. Many of them also enjoy a wide array of other health benefits, including a better mood, better sleeping habits, an overall energy boost, and more.

30 minutes of moderately intense activity, such as brisk walking, a few times a week is all it takes. Of course, consult with your primary care doctor before beginning any exercise program.

Get Enough Sleep

Sleep deprivation is a big problem in the United States. To go along with the other emotional and physical health risks associated with not getting enough sleep, people who get fewer than seven hours of sleep are three times likelier to catch a cold than those who sleep at least eight hours.

Stop (or Never Start) Smoking

Smoke from cigarettes and other tobacco products damages the lining of nasal passages, which act as the first line of defense for your body against viruses and bacteria. Smoking also suppresses the immune system overall, making it harder for you to fend off colds and the flu this time of year.

If you’re a smoker and need help quitting, visit SmokeFree.gov for some great resources for how to reach your goal.

Scrub, Scrub

Washing your hands frequently during flu season is an easy way to reduce the spread of a cold or  flu at home and in your community. Don’t worry about whether you’re using antibacterial soap or not — there’s little difference in the effectiveness as long as you wash your hands following the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Financial Planning Resources and Events You Should Know About

Financial Planning Blog | Piggy Bank Image

Thinking more about retirement or estate planning? The CRMC Foundation is proud to offer a variety of online and in-person resources to help members of our community better understand and prepare for retirement. Here are three resources you can explore:

CRMC Foundation Gift Planning  Website

No matter what step you are on with your financial planning journey, CRMCFoundationLegacy.org is a great place to start. As the official planned giving site of the hospital’s foundation, this is where you’ll find countless resources to help you better understand estate planning options.

The site is filled with timely financial articles in the News section. In addition, you can find helpful tools such as planned giving calculators and informative content on topics such as creating a will or living trust. If you need any guidance, don’t hesitate to reach out to the CRMC Foundation.

If you’re ready to take the next step in planning your estate, request the CRMC Foundation’s free estate planning guide here. We also invite you to sign up for the free e-newsletter to receive the latest news and updates directly to your inbox.

Event: Retirement Through the Ages

Wednesday, February 13 | 5-7pm | Charles Regional Medical Center

40 years ago, retirement was a joint venture between government social security benefits, an employer’s pension plan and the savings of the worker. Today, the success of your retirement dreams is squarely on your shoulders.

Although the end goal of retirement may be the same regardless of your current age, the path changes along the journey towards that goal of retirement. And if you’re not sure what that journey looks like for you, join financial advisors Joyce Cool and Rob Ramos here at the hospital to get a better understanding of what’s ahead — from your very first paycheck to the last paycheck you receive.

This seminar is free and open to the public. RSVPs are preferred. Click here to learn more and to RSVP now.

Event: Estate Planning — What You Don’t Know Can Cost You!

Wednesday, June 12 | 5-7pm | Charles Regional Medical Center

Everyone wants to leave a legacy of positive impact for their family and in their community, but have you considered how estate planning fits into that legacy?

Join Attorney Robert M. Burke to learn more about the finer details of passing down wealth. He’ll go beyond just the tax implications and cover such topics as using trusts to protect assets and how giving to loved ones or charity can be an important part of passing along accumulated wealth.

This seminar is also free and open to the public. RSVPs are preferred and can be made by visiting the official event page on our website.

As always, stay tuned to our Facebook page and our event calendar on our website for the latest information about these events, resources, and future updates from the CRMC Foundation.

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5 Important Reasons to Focus on Heart Health This Month

American Heart Month 2019

It’s always a good time to think about heart health, but American Heart Month is the ideal time to remind yourself and your family, friends, and community about the importance of living a heart-healthy life. Here’s why:

Heart Disease Can Happen at Any Age

Contrary to popular belief, heart disease is not exclusive to older adults. That’s because many of the risk factors that contribute to heart disease are now being found among younger Americans more often than ever before.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of all Americans have at least one of the top three risk factors for heart disease, including obesity, high blood pressure, and smoking. And with rising obesity and high-blood-pressure rates among those between the ages of 35 and 64, heart disease is something that everyone — not just older Americans — should be thinking about.

Heart Disease is the Leading Cause of Death in America

Perhaps the most sobering statistic about heart disease for Americans is this: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. In fact, about 1 out of every 4 deaths in the United States is caused by heart disease — that’s roughly 610,000 people every year.

Heart health isn’t just a problem that’s specific to America, however. Around the world, nearly 18 million lives are claimed due to cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, every year. And that number is expected to rise to 23.6 million within the next decade.

Every 40 Seconds, Someone in America Has a Heart Attack

A heart attack occurs when the heart doesn’t receive enough blood flow. And in America, someone has a heart attack, on average, every 40 seconds.

Nearly half of all sudden cardiac deaths occur outside of a hospital, which means that it’s important for everyone to know the warning signs of heart attack. The National Heart Attack Alert Program highlights these as the major signs:

    • Chest Pain or Discomfort — Usually discomfort on the left side of the chest that lasts for more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back
    • Discomfort in Other Areas of the Upper Body — Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or stomach
    • Shortness of Breath — Can occur before or in conjunction with chest discomfort
    • Cold Sweat, Nausea, or Light-Headedness

If you or someone else is experiencing these symptoms, call 911 immediately. Remember, the longer you wait, the more damage may be done to the heart.

High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol Levels, and Diabetes Can Increase Your Risk

Both high blood pressure and high cholesterol are major risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. Unfortunately, 1 in 3 U.S. adults already have high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol, and high blood pressure diagnoses among young people are on the rise as well.

Your blood pressure and cholesterol levels are mostly defined by lifestyle choices, but there are some other factors, such as family history, age, race, or sex that are out of your control. In addition, diabetes has also been tied to an increased risk for heart disease.

You’re in Control of Your Lifestyle

The most important thing you and your family can take away from American Heart Month is that much of your risk for heart disease is in your control. Following healthy eating habits, living a physically active life, not smoking, checking your blood pressure regularly, and controlling stress levels are essential to limiting your risk for developing cardiovascular diseases.

If you have any questions about your individual level of risk for cardiovascular disease or want to learn more about how to manage your blood pressure, cholesterol, or diabetes, be sure to talk to your primary care provider. In addition, we hope you’ll get involved by sharing this blog post or simply using the hashtag #HeartMonth throughout the month of February to help raise awareness for cardiovascular disease in your community!

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5 Easy Ways to Enjoy a Healthier Game Day Party

Healthy Super Bowl Snack Photo

America’s biggest sporting event is right around the corner, and for many people, it will be the first real hurdle for their healthy eating goals and New Year’s resolutions. But before you panic or give into temptation completely, we’ve got a few simple tips to help ensure your game day experience doesn’t derail your resolutions completely.

Don’t “Save” Calories for Later

On the day of the big game, you know you’re going to be enjoying some game day bites and treats later in the evening. This may tempt you to be too careful about how much you eat beforehand in an effort to “save” some calories for later.

Although this might seem like a reasonable idea, it’s important to be sure you don’t eat too little throughout the day because that opens you up to overeating later on. Moreover, not eating enough can actually slow your metabolism down.

Enjoy balanced, healthful meals as you normally would throughout the day, and consider eating a low-calorie snack, such as fruits and veggies, before you head over to the party. This will ensure you don’t arrive feeling hungry and tempted to overindulge.

Feel Good About Fiber-Filled Selections

Football and chili have become synonymous on game days, and that’s a good thing for you. Go light on the toppings, and enjoy a reasonable portion of chili that includes protein-packed meat and fiber-rich beans. Both fiber and protein will fill you up quickly and keep you feeling full throughout the game. Bonus points for low-fat turkey or chicken chili in lieu of chili with ground beef!

Mix in Low-Calorie Options

This one might feel a little bit “easier said than done,” but it’s one of the best ways to limit your caloric intake on game day and increase the nutritional value of your experience. If you find yourself craving something to nibble on during the commercials or at halftime, reach for the vegetable platter instead of the nachos, or go for some fruit instead of another round of wings.

Don’t worry, we’re not saying you shouldn’t get to enjoy your favorite game day eats. You’ll just feel so much better about your food choices if you mix in some healthier items throughout the game.

Substitute Alcohol for Other Beverages

At most game day parties, there will be no shortage of beer, wine or other alcoholic beverages, which are all filled with empty calories that can add up quickly. If you’re not quite on board with foregoing alcoholic drinks altogether, one of the best ways to keep your caloric intake in check is to substitute a few of your drinks throughout the game for diet soda, sparkling water, or ice water instead of defaulting to another alcoholic beverage.

No Matter What, Don’t Overthink It

Whether you’re trying to eat better for a New Year’s resolution, working to manage your diabetes, or simply just trying to eat well as you always do, it’s important to keep everything in perspective at events like this.

Do your best to make smart choices, but don’t get discouraged if you accidentally overindulge or eat something heavy in calories and light in nutrition. Remember, you probably won’t have these food choices on most days. Stay focused on your ultimate goal of living well, and don’t let one game day party snowball into other poor eating habits throughout the rest of the year.

Getting ready to host a Super Bowl party for friends and family? Fill your game day menu with healthy options like those featured on EatingWell.com. As always, be sure to consult with your doctor or primary care provider if you have any questions or concerns about your diet choices.

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Dr. Eleanor Faherty is Now Accepting New Patients in Waldorf, MD

Advanced Breast Care in Southern Maryland. Dr. Eleanor Faherty.

The mission of the University of Maryland Medical System in Southern Maryland has always been to provide members of our community with essential health care services in nearby locations. We believe that everything from hospital services and surgical care to physical rehabilitation and primary care should be no more than just a short drive away. And now, we’re excited to announce that high-quality breast care is available closer to home than ever.

Eleanor Faherty, MD, FACS, combines advance techniques and a compassionate approach to provide greater outcomes for patients with breast health issues — all in a convenient Waldorf, MD, location.

About Dr. Faherty

A graduate of Albany Medical College and an Iraq War veteran, Dr. Eleanor Faherty has become one of Southern Maryland’s most respected and recognizable health care professionals. You can learn more about Dr. Faherty’s background, education, affiliations, and certifications on her profile on our website.

Specialities and Services

As one of the region’s foremost practitioners of breast care, Dr. Faherty specializes in a variety of services, including:

  • Breast Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pre- and Post-Surgery Rehabilitation
  • Genetic Counseling
  • Supportive Care
  • Patient Education
  • Support Groups

Medical Insurance Options

Dr. Faherty’s practice proudly accepts most major insurance plans. Please contact your medical insurance provider to find out if your procedure qualifies for insurance coverage or financial assistance. You can also call (410) 328-7320 to find out what plans are accepted.

Office Location and Scheduling an Appointment

Dr. Faherty’s office is located at the address below (click here to get directions):

11340 Pembrooke Square, #203
Waldorf, MD 20603

Ready to learn more or schedule your appointment? Simply call (301) 609-6363 today.

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How We’re Working to Prevent Pneumonia at UM Charles Regional Medical Center

Pneumonia Prevention

Pneumonia is a relatively common yet serious infection that affects a person’s lungs. As a result, coughing, fever, and difficulty breathing are the most common symptoms associated with pneumonia.

This serious illness can be caused by a variety of viruses, bacteria, and fungi, but in America, it’s most commonly caused by respiratory syncytial virus, often just called RSV. Unlike pneumonia that’s contracted out in the public (known as “community-acquired pneumonia), hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) is an infection that occurs during a hospital stay.

Why is HAP so Dangerous?

This form of pneumonia is especially serious because it generally occurs when someone is too sick to fight off germs. Moreover, because it’s caused by bacteria or viruses present in a hospital, it’s often more resistant to treatment than cases of community-acquired pneumonia.

Steps We’re Taking to Prevent Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia

Because we know the dangers of HAP and understand our responsibility to keep patients and visitors safe at the hospital, we take great care to limit the spread of pneumonia. Here are a few of the things we’re encouraging our team and our patients to do to help us reduce HAP this time of year:

Practicing Good Oral Hygiene

Although pneumonia is a well-known illness, what many people don’t know is that good oral hygiene is one of the best ways to prevent it. We encourage our patients to brush their teeth three times a day to limit the cases of aspiration pneumonia, an especially dangerous form of the illness.

Consistent Handwashing

Because HAP is most commonly caused by the spread of germs at the hospital, we emphasize frequent handwashing by every member of our staff as well as those who visit the hospital. If you’re visiting the hospital, you can help, too, by washing your hands after you blow your nose or use the restroom.

Encouraging Activity

We know that not everyone in the hospital can get up and be active, but for those who are able to spend part of their day out of bed and moving around, this can be an essential way to prevent pneumonia at the hospital.

Sitting Upright in Bed

As we noted above, aspiration pneumonia is a dangerous form of the illness. It’s caused by food or fluids that end up in the lungs instead of the stomach. One of the ways we try to limit the potential for this to happen is by encouraging patients to sit upright in their beds or chairs. This is especially true for patients who have trouble swallowing or coughing, as well as those who need to be fed by others during their stay.

Using a Spirometer

For people living with chronic diseases, such as COPD or emphysema, a spirometer is a device used to exercise the lungs in order to improve lung capacity and their ability to breathe. Our team recommends continued usage of a spirometer for those who need one as it’s one of the best ways to keep the lungs and airways open. This is also a good tool for people who are recently post surgery.

Although we’ve placed a special focus on preventing HAP this time of year, we always recommend people in our community get the seasonal flu vaccine to help prevent this form of pneumonia as well as community-acquired pneumonia. To learn more about pneumonia and how you can help prevent it for yourself and those around you, check out this article from the American Lung Association.

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6 Things You Can Do on New Year’s Eve to Avoid a Trip to the Hospital

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There’s no worse way to start off the new year than having to make a trip to the ER. So whether you’re planning on going out or hosting your own celebration this New Year’s Eve, here are some simple things you can do to ensure you have a fun, memorable, and safe start to 2019.

Don’t Drink and Drive

This one should go without saying, but it has to be said every year: Don’t drink and drive. Not only will you be putting others at serious risk of injury or death, but you’ll be putting yourself in harm’s way as well. Be smart and don’t risk it even if you think you can probably make it home after a few drinks.

Remember, a long Uber, Lyft, or cab ride is far less expensive than a trip to the hospital or a ride in a police car.

Use Public Transportation if Possible

Whether you’re planning on consuming alcoholic beverages or not, the unfortunate truth is that there will still be plenty of people on the road who aren’t being smart about drinking and driving.

Avoid as much driving as possible by making use of buses, trains or other mass transit options in the DC area. If there aren’t any mass transit options available for where you’re going, consider booking a room or staying with a friend nearby so that you don’t have to travel far on New Year’s Eve.

Celebrate Responsibly

Pace yourself and know your limits. It’s OK to enjoy alcoholic beverages if you’re over 21 and you’re doing it responsibly, but, just like everything else on this list, be smart about it.

A good rule of thumb is to consume no more than one alcoholic drink per hour. And be sure to drink plenty of water and other non-alcoholic, low-sugar beverages to avoid dehydration. A simple way to do this is to alternate between water and alcoholic beverages throughout the night.

Eat Before You Head Out

Eating a healthy yet filling dinner is one of the best ways to prepare for a New Year’s Eve celebration. Not only will it help you avoid overindulging on treats and snacks while you’re out, but it’ll also help your body absorb alcohol you consume, which is the ideal way to avoid alcohol poisoning, too.

Be Smart About Champagne

Don’t overlook the dangers of mishandled Champagne at midnight. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) warns that corks can cause serious and potentially blinding eye injuries. This is because Champagne or sparkling wine corks can contain pressure levels as high as 90 pounds per square inch, which is much higher than the pressure in most car tires. All that pressure can propel a flying cork at speeds of up to 50 mph — fast enough to shatter glass.

The AAO recommends chilling your Champagne or sparkling wine to 45 degrees Fahrenheit (or colder) before you open it because warm bottles are more likely to pop unexpectedly. Here’s a great video to watch if you want to know how to open a bottle properly.

Go Out with a Group

One of the best ways to avoid trouble or mishaps on New Year’s Eve is to go out with a group of friends you trust.

Look out for one another and keep tabs on how much alcohol you and others in your group are consuming, and never let anyone in your group leave their drink unattended. If someone looks like they’ve had enough or needs to go home, you can help keep them safe — and they can keep you safe — by getting them a ride or making sure they get home.

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Holiday Hours for UM Charles Regional and UM Community Medical Group Practices

UM Charles Regional Holiday Hours

The holiday season is upon us, and a few of your local medical practices will be operating under holiday schedules. Read on for additional information regarding closures and adjusted hours as our team prepares to observe the holidays.

As always, our hospital’s emergency room will be open 24/7 throughout the holidays. In the event of an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.

UM Community Medical Group – Surgical Care

11340 Pembrooke Square, Suite 214
Waldorf, MD 20603

100 N. Oak Avenue
La Plata, MD 20646
(301) 609-5006

This locations will be closed on the following days:

  • Christmas Eve (12/24)
  • Christmas Day (12/25)
  • New Year’s Eve (12/31)
  • New Year’s Day (1/1)

This practice will follow its regular schedule for dates not listed above (Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm).

UM Community Medical Group – Women’s Health

605 E. Charles Street
La Plata, MD 20646
(301) 609-4800

The La Plata location will operate under the following holiday schedule:

  • Christmas Eve (12/24) — Closing at Noon
  • Christmas Day (12/25) — Closed
  • New Year’s Eve (12/31) — Closing at Noon
  • New Year’s Day (1/1) — Closed

For dates not highlighted above, this practice will continue to operate under its normal schedule (Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm).

UM Community Medical Group – Primary Care

5 N. La Plata Court, Suite 101
La Plata, MD 20646
(301) 609-5044

Dr. Childress’ office will observe the following holiday schedule:

  • Christmas Eve (12/24) — Closing at Noon
  • Christmas Day (12/25) — Closed
  • New Year’s Eve (12/31) — Closing at Noon
  • New Year’s Day (1/1) — Closed

On dates not listed above, the primary care practice will follow its regular schedule (Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm | Wednesdays, 8am-7pm).

UM Charles Regional Imaging

5 N. La Plata Court, Suite 104
La Plata, MD 20646
(301) 539-0345

Our imaging and radiology practice at the UM Charles Regional Medical Pavilion will operate under the following schedule during the holiday season:

  • Christmas Eve (12/24) — Closing at Noon
  • Christmas Day (12/25) — Closed
  • New Year’s Eve (12/31) — Closing at Noon
  • New Year’s Day (1/1) — Closed

On dates not listed above, this location will operate under its normal schedule (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm).

UM Charles Regional Rehabilitation

5 N. La Plata Court, Suite 102
La Plata, MD 20646
(301) 609-5494

Our outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation practice at the UM Charles Regional Medical Pavilion will operate under the following holiday schedule:

  • Christmas Eve (12/24) — Closing at 5pm
  • Christmas Day (12/25) — Closed
  • New Year’s Day (1/1) — Closed

For any dates not listed above, UM Charles Regional Rehabilitation will continue to operate under its normal schedule (Monday-Thursday, 7:30am-7pm | Friday, 7:30am-4pm).

For additional information about these holiday hours or to schedule an appointment, please call the numbers included with each practice, or visit UMCharlesRegional.org for additional information.

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5 Ways to Practice Toy Safety This Holiday Season

Toy Safety Tips

Traditional children’s toys are still one of the largest and fastest-growing segments of consumer purchases in America even as video games and electronic devices top many holiday wish lists. And if you’re like many people this holiday season, you’ll be looking to purchase a toy for the child or children on your shopping list.

While toys always make for great holiday gifts and have the ability to put a smile on just about any child’s face, without the proper care and attention, they can also pose a serious danger, too.

Is Toy Safety Really an Issue?

Although many parents and grandparents can probably attest to the fact that many children’s toys are safer today than they were in the past, toy-related injuries are still prevalent in the United States.

How prevalent are they? According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s latest report, there were an estimated 251,700 toy-related injuries treated in hospital emergency departments in 2017 alone. And of these reported injuries, 69 percent happened to children younger than 12 years of age.

Pay Close Attention to Age Recommendations and Warnings

Age and usage guidelines provided on the packaging of toys and in online product descriptions aren’t just simple recommendations for who might enjoy them. These important guidelines are generally outlined to provide parents an idea as to whether or not a toy is safe for their child to use in the first place.

Whether you’re doing your shopping online or in a store, take a few extra minutes to read the warnings and instructions for toys you’re considering. It’s also a good idea to read online reviews and user feedback if you’re still not sure.

Trust Your Own Judgment

Even if the packaging and warning labels don’t indicate a particular hazard, use your best judgment about whether or not a toy is right for your child. If it looks like something that you could see them misusing or having an accident with, it’s far better to be safe and look for something else.

Get the Whole Family Involved

If you have multiple children that vary in age, it’s important to teach older children about the dangers their toys can pose to their younger siblings or relatives. If they have toys that contain small pieces (choking hazards) or sharp points, instruct them to put them in places where younger children can’t get to them.

Keep Toy Storage in Mind

One of the easiest — but often overlooked — ways to prevent toy injuries is storage. Toys left on the floor across the home pose a tripping or falling hazard for many young children, so it’s smart to think about how you’ll store your child’s toys before you buy them. All it takes is a simple bin or container to keep your kids safe after playtime has ended.

Be Aware of Toy Recalls

After the holidays are said and done, it’s always a good idea to be on the lookout for toy-related recalls. Even though many of America’s top toy companies test their products for safety, accidents do happen, and toy recalls are not unheard of.

If there’s a previously undiscovered safety issue with a toy that you purchased for a child, you’ll want to know what you should do about it. You can keep up with the latest children’s product recall alerts from Safe Kids Worldwide, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing childhood injuries.

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