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Helmet Safety

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), only 11 percent of children involved in bicycle accidents wear a helmet. And according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), …an estimated 33 million children ride bicycles for nearly 10 billion hours each year. Unfortunately, an average of 384 children die annually from bicycle […]

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What’s the big whoop about whooping cough?

Whooping cough or pertussis is characterized by a cough where the infected person makes a loud “whoop” sound after coughing.  Whooping cough is generally known as “a disease of childhood” because children tend to (but do not always) make a distinguishable “whooping” sound when coughing.  But whooping cough affects adults and children alike. So, what’s […]

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