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ATV Accidents Can Cause Serious Chest Injuries in Kids

Posted 29 Nov 2016 by

TUESDAY, Nov. 29, 2016 – For young people who ride all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) without a helmet, the risk of head trauma is an established and serious concern. New research, however, finds that these vehicles may also pose a high risk for severe chest injuries. "I believe that many parents are unaware of how serious ATV-related injuries can be," said the study's author, Dr. Kelly Hagedorn. She's ...

Teen 'Choking Game' Played Solo Points to Suicide Risks

Posted 21 Nov 2016 by

MONDAY, Nov. 21, 2016 – About 4 percent of U.S. teens surveyed admit to trying the "choking game" – a potentially deadly game of temporary strangulation. And new research suggests that kids who "play" the game alone are much more likely to harbor thoughts of suicide. The so-called choking game is the practice of using hands, fingers or external wrapping materials – such as a belt, tie or noose ...

Baby Swings, Car Seats Not Safe for Sleeping

Posted 24 Apr 2015 by

FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 – Using car seats, swings, bouncers and other carrying devices as sleeping places for infants puts them at risk for injury or death, a new study warns. "Many parents use sitting or carrying devices, not realizing that there are hazards when they do this," said study author Dr. Erich Batra, of Penn State Medical Center, in Hershey, Pa. "Infants and young children should not ...

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