Patient First to offer free Halloween candy X-ray screenings

Posted at 5:20 PM, Oct 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-24 17:20:55-04

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – Halloween is almost here, and as your kids go door-to-door collecting treats, Patient First wants to make sure they stay safe.

Patient First Neighborhood Medical Centers will offer free digital X-ray imaging of Halloween candy from October 27-31 from 6-9 p.m. The centers are offering this additional safety precaution while reminding parents to provide supervision since some foreign materials may not appear in X-rays.

Free safety blinkers will also be given out throughout the month of October. These blinking lights can help increase visibility and may be attached to a child’s Halloween costume. One will be given to each person while supplies last.

Patient First also shared five tips to ensure children have a fun and safe Halloween:

  1. Know the route that your children will take if you do not go with them.
  2. Younger children should go with adults.
  3. If possible, give your children a cell phone and check in with them during the evening.
  4. Set a time for everyone to be home.
  5. Nobody eats their treats until checked by an adult.

Doctors will also be available to discuss Halloween safety during the screenings.

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