Free digital X-ray imaging of Halloween candy

HARRISBURG, PA – Patient First wants everyone to enjoy the frightful fun this Halloween by offering free digital X-ray imaging of Halloween candy. Bags of candy may be brought into any Patient First Neighborhood Medical Center from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on October 29th through October 31st.

An adult should always inspect the candy before allowing a child to enjoy the sweet rewards of their trick-or-treating. This free X-ray offer is an additional precaution parents may consider. It will help provide parents peace of mind about the treats their children receive by possibly detecting objects like, glass, metal or plastic. Parents still need to provide supervision since some foreign materials may not appear in X-rays.

Here are five reminders to help insure your “Trick-or-Treaters” 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.

As an additional safety measure, Patient First will provide free safety blinkers at each of our medical centers during the month of October (one per person, while supplies last). The blinking light may be attached to a child’s Halloween costume and can help increase visibility. Stop by any of our medical centers and inquire at the front desk or ask your nurse if you are visiting us for medical care.
Patient First is committed to the health and well-being of all children. Our doctors are available to discuss Halloween safety. Contact David Clark at 443-577-2907 for interviews.

Source: Patient First