In last week’s Keeping Kids Healthy column by UTMB Drs. Sally Robinson and Keith Bly: Scald burns happen most often in children 5 and younger and the elderly. Several things can be done to prevent these burns. For accidental spills, always make sure the handles of pans are turned away so young children cannot reach up and grab them and extension cords to coffee pots and other electric cookers are not hanging off the counter.