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Trick-or-Treating Traffic Safety

October 31, 2013

Tonight the streets will be filled with ghost and goblins, pirates and princesses, out to gather Halloween goodies. What’s scary is, kids are four times more likely to be in fatal pedestrian accidents on Halloween than on any other night of the year. Here are some tips for trick-or-treating traffic safety.

Concussions in youth sports: Plenty of risk, not enough education

October 10, 2013

Lindy McDonald, a 14-year-old scrappy point guard, is slowly recovering from her third concussion at the same time that such blows to the head are making national news and local impact.

Kids and summer injuries: Emergency or immediate care?

July 25, 2013

Being a kid during the summer means playing outside – but the great outdoors can also expose your child to injuries, allergic reactions, severe sunburns and more. Do you go to the emergency room or immediate care?

The gift of speech

December 26, 2012

Thanks to one of the expert speech therapists at Providence Rehabilitation Services, a local boy received the gift of speech in time for the holidays.

Skateboarder lives to tell about necessity of helmets

November 19, 2012

From traumatic head injury to half marathon, read about the miraculous recovery of Simon Brooks, who was treated at Providence Medford Medical Center ICU after falling off his skateboard without a helmet.

Providence helps La Clinica bring health care to school

November 02, 2012

Supported in part by Providence, Kids Health Connection staffs five school-based clinics, providing the only health care many underserved children receive.