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Summer health tips available from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford experts

For Release: May 22, 2014

STANFORD, Calif. – Physician experts at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford and Stanford Medicine Children’s Health are available for media reports on summer health and safety.

Protect the skin your kids are in

Dermatologist Latanya Benjamin, MD, is happy to help parents recommit to healthy skin care, as even one blistering sunburn can not only leave children red and peeling, but also increase two-fold their lifetime risk of deadly melanoma.

Bounce safely for summer fun

During the warm weather months, pediatric orthopedic surgeon Meghan Imrie, MD, says that she treats at least one trampoline- or bounce house-related injury every other week – and has several suggestions for how parents can guarantee safe bouncy fun.

Trade screen time for play time

Thomas Robinson, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Healthy Weight at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, has key tips for parents looking to trade screen time for summer fun. And they’re tips you can use in any season.

Preventing pediatric falls from windows

Rajashree Koppolu, NP, a pediatric nurse practitioner, has treated many children who have fallen from windows. She believes in educating parents and the community about the danger of such falls, and has authored a paper on the importance of window fall prevention that appeared in the most recent issue of the Journal of Pediatric Health Care.

About Stanford Medicine Children’s Health

Stanford Medicine Children’s Health, with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford at its center, is the Bay Area’s largest health care system exclusively dedicated to children and expectant mothers. Our network of care includes more than 65 locations across Northern California and more than 85 locations in the U.S. Western region. Along with Stanford Health Care and the Stanford School of Medicine, we are part of Stanford Medicine, an ecosystem harnessing the potential of biomedicine through collaborative research, education, and clinical care to improve health outcomes around the world. We are a nonprofit organization committed to supporting the community through meaningful outreach programs and services and providing necessary medical care to families, regardless of their ability to pay. Discover more at stanfordchildrens.org.

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