US "DAD'S" STATISTICS

Studies have revealed that US fathers increased time spent on child care duties from 2.5 hours/week in 1965 to 7 hours/week in 2000.
This amount is greater than fathers in Australia and Europe!
82% of the fathers had attended a well-child visits in 2006.
PEDIATRICS, Volume 127, April 2011

SECONDHAND SMOKE AND PREGNANCY

Pregnant women who are exposed to secondhand smoke are estimated to be 23% more likely to experience stillbirth and 13% more likely give birth to a child with congenital malformation. Report from UK Center for Tobacco Control Studies.
Prevent and educate!

SKIN CANCER RATES RISING, PREVENTION SHOULD START EARLY......

Melanoma causes more than 75% of skin cancer death.
People at highest risk have light skin and eyes and sunburn easily.
Experts believe that in the past 5 years there was dramatic increase in skin cancer.
That may be due to increasing use of tanning salons.
SPF of 25 should be used when person might sunburn; should be reapplied every 2 hours.
Skin cancer prevention is lifelong effort.
Protect your kids, educate!

PREPARING FOR CAMP

Keep in mind illnesses and conditions that commonly affect camp life:

  • fever;
  • conjunctivitis;
  • upper respiratory infections;
  • otitis media and swimmers ear;
  • strep throat;
  • vomiting and diarrhea;
  • asthma attacks;
  • allergic reactions;
  • skin infections;
  • lice and scabies;
  • poison ivy and oak;
  • insect bites;
  • heat strokes;
  • homesickness and behavioral issues.

Parents, make sure camp has written health policies and protocols for treatment and management of those conditions.
Have a good and safe summer!

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