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Parents Beware: Bounce House 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 children were treated for bounce house related injuries,with the years between 2008 and 2010 seeing a doubling of the injury rate.

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Don’t Blame the Vending Machine!

Maybe it’s just me, but when I hear the phrase My lunch came from the vending machine, it doesn’t typically bring to mind images of health and happiness. Vending machine meals are what you do in college, during your first years in the work force as an underpaid and overworked entry level employee, or when youre low on time and running on empty. Chips, candy, soda… the glass-front dispensary has long been a symbol for all things junk food.