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Eye safety for viewing a solar eclipse

On August 21, 2017, there will be a solar eclipse. People across the United States will fall under the path of this rare solareclipse, and depending on their location, may witness a total solar eclipse. Eye safety is very important when viewing a solareclipse. Without safe viewing and appropriate eye protection, permanent eye damage can occur. Eye experts at Children’sNational have provided some vital information on what you can expect to see and how to view the eclipse safely.

Care for the growing population of obese children

According to the 2011 National Survey of Children’s Health, at least ten percent of children in 49 out of the 50 states are obese. And this number has only risen in the years since, putting millions of people at risk of developing adverse health conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes, fatty liver disease, acid reflux, joint pain and more. The disease is particularly prevalent in Washington D.C., in which more than 50% of all adults and 20% of all children and adolescents are overweight or obese – some of the highest numbers across the country.

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SCORE Program expanding to the Eastern Shore

Children’s National Safe Concussion Outcome Recovery & Education (SCORE) Program has expanded services to the Eastern Shore in Salisbury, MD to treat children and adolescents experiencing symptoms of a concussion or traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

Events and Learning Opportunities

Children’s National hosts and participates in many continuing education events throughout the year for health care providers, including Grand Rounds, Virtual Lunch and Learns, conferences and symposiums.

Events and Learning Opportunities