Deck the halls with boughs of holly, but be careful that you don’t prick your finger. It sounds silly, but it can certainly happen. This would be a minor mishap, but there are many serious dangers that could send your child to the emergency room if you don’t keep a close eye out during the holidays.
When you have a sick child, deciding whether you need to be seen for immediate care can be challenging. You might wonder if you should make an appointment with your pediatrician, or if more urgent care is necessary. An emergency room visit may seem like the best option for immediate care, but is it necessary? … Read more
Protecting your child from household chemicals Over 1 million children swallow or have contact with a poisonous substance each year. It is important for caregivers, parents and grandparents to know what and what not to do in the event that a child has come into contact with or ingested a household chemical. In the event that … Read more
Did you know that if your child has a medical emergency, there is a dedicated pediatric ER right here at Augusta University? That’s right. Since 1998, the Children’s Hospital of Georgia Emergency Department has provided rapid emergency care to children of all ages and stages – from bruises and broken bones to appendicitis and traumatic … Read more