By Dr. Brian McDonough

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Christmas trees and presents: wonderful parts of the holiday season! But, it wouldn’t be a health report if I didn’t add a way to cause you to worry!

I just want to take a moment to make you aware of holiday safety.

Here are a few examples: keep a close eye on the kids during that trip to the grandparent’s house. Remember that maybe there aren’t the protectors on the electrical outlets or many of the child protective measures you have in your home.

In your own home, please remember that with a tree there’s a chance a young child could pull it over, or they could try to swallow something. Bright lights are beautiful but they attract the kids.

The bottom line is this, it’s a time of change and transition. It’s a time of celebration, but problems can occur. Be careful.