We live a few blocks from a hospital, so I was surprised when our paediatrician told me — sitting in the office with a new baby — that if our little one ever had to go to the emergency room, in most cases we should pass it right up and drive down to Children’s. For a serious stop-the-bleeding type emergency, they told us closer is better, but anytime you have the choice it’s best to find an ER that knows how to handle kids.
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This is the season when we send our kids off to school with shiny new backpacks, and every year, they bring home the same thing: The first round of back-to-school colds. In our house, with a two-year-old intent on drooling on everyone he touches and a six-year-old still perfecting her personal hygiene practices, pathogens are passed out like hugs, and it's only a matter of time before the whole family is sick.