Children love their sports and we, as parents, love to watch them play. Unfortunately, each and every year, over a million children are seen in emergency rooms for some sort of sports injury. We need to do everything we can to protect our children and prevent injuries on the field of play. The following is a list of things that parents and coaches can do to help cut down on … [Read more...] about Easy Tips to Help Prevent Sports-Related Injuries
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Despite efforts to raise awareness about preventing child endangerment and abuse, research shows that cases of child abuse resulting in serious injury or death may actually be increasing. A sobering new study found that in Great Britain, 400 children are sexually abused every week in Britain, one every 20 minutes. This is in addition to a study last fall in the United States, … [Read more...] about New Study Finds Child Abuse Injuries on the Rise
Yikes! Is a classic bit of birthday fun ending in too many bumps, bruises and broken bones? The number of kids hurt while using inflatable bounce houses and moonwalks has risen dramatically since 1995, according to a new study published in Pediatrics. Researchers found that the injury rate has risen a staggering 1,500% in the past 15 years. Between 1995 and 2010, nearly 65,000 … [Read more...] about Parents Beware: Bounce House Injuries on the Rise!
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission today reannounced a voluntary recall of about 1 million Maclaren strollers. This product was first recalled in November 2009. The strollers were distributed by Maclaren USA, Inc., of South Norwalk, Conn. The stroller's hinge mechanism poses a fingertip amputation and laceration hazard to the child when the consumer is … [Read more...] about Reannouncement of Maclaren Stroller Recall Due to Injuries
Is your daughter interested in cheerleading? Are you skeptical because you've heard it's a dangerous sport? Well, here's your chance to get the facts straight. We interviewed Dr. Jeffrey Dugas of the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) and Bill Seely, executive director of USA Cheer, about cheerleading misconceptions and injury prevention tips for parents and kids … [Read more...] about Is Your Daughter a Cheerleader? Prevent Injuries!