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Bizarre Emergency Room Injuries, the Sequel

Hey, kids -- don't ride on a sled being pulled by an ATV. Credit: Randy Faris, Corbis
In January we brought you a list of bizarre emergency room injuries. Guess what? We've got more! A quick refresher on where these tales of E.R. woes come...
Think your kids are accident prone? This list should make you feel a bit better.

How to Prevent Sports Injuries

To avoid injury, have kids take some time off their primary sport throughout the year. Credit: Corbis School is back in full swing, and for many kids that means sports are, too. While athletics are a great way for kids to get some...School is back in full swing, and for many kids that means sports are, too. While athletics are a great way for kids to get some fresh air, exercise and relieve stress, increasingly they are a source of injury, too.

National Study Finds 70 Percent Increase in Basketball-Related Traumatic Brain Injuries

Serious basketball-related injuries can be life-threatening. Credit: Getty Images
If your kid plays basketball, you're probably all too familiar with the sprains, strains, broken fingers and concussions that come with the territory -- and with...
If your kid plays basketball, you're probably all too familiar with the sprains, strains, broken fingers and concussions that come with the territory -- and with the resultant trips to the emergency room. Study shows that the types of injuries young athletes are getting into are more serious than ever.

Bizarre Emergency Room Injuries

Who's to blame for these strange accidents? Credit: Sismoon, Flickr The South Florida Sun Sentinel recently posted a database of more than 347,000 injuries as reported by emergency rooms across the country (we discovered it at Deadspin.com)....

Parents of Injured Children at Risk for Stress Disorder

"Putting the kids first" is a well-known mantra that any parent can identify with. And when a child becomes sick or injured, it might seem practical, even essential, for a parent to put aside their own anxious feelings in order to comfort a...

Playground Preparation 101: Dealing with Injuries

It is great that many parents and schools are promoting 60 minutes of vigorous daily activity for our kids. In the ideal situation, our kids will adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes healthy eating and daily activity. Unfortunately, vigorous...

More and More Kids Getting Hurt - Or Killed - by Falling Televisions

Getting crushed by a falling television sounds like something you would see on a Bugs Bunny cartoon. Sadly, this a real problem that is getting worse. A study published in the October 2009 issue of the journal Clinical Pediatrics found that...

Grandparents Are Safest Caregivers

Not able to shell out thousands of dollars to pay for a daycare service? Feeling guilty about getting your kids' grandparents to match them while you're at work? Well, now you can make them feel guilty should they say no, given the results of a new...

Grandparents take better care of the kids

If your child care situation involves grandparents, you can rest easy knowing they are in good hands. In fact, according to a new study published in the latest issue of Pediatrics, your children might be safer with their grandparents than they are...

Broken neck no reason to quit playing

Every year, I'm sure, tens of high school students play on their school football without injury. Spencer Trapp, however, was not one of the lucky ones. While playing a game, recently, he got hurt -- he thought it was a strained neck, so he kept...

Cheerleading -- not for the faint of heart

What's the most dangerous sport for high school girls? It's not what you might guess. It's not soccer, softball, or even kickboxing -- it's cheerleading. It turns out, according to a new report, that cheerleading accounts for nearly two thirds of all...

Tattoo band-aids for your little rebel

As was the case when I was a child, any injury my toddler suffers can only be cured by the application of a band-aid. It's been months since Edan realized that a kiss from Daddy is, in fact, completely ineffective when it comes to stabilizing an owie...

CPSC: The ABC's of avoiding injuries

It's that time of year again. School supplies have been purchased, new school clothes are hanging in the closet and everything is ready for the return to school. It's been a long, happy summer and even with all the crazy outdoor play, I am happy to...

Harry Potter reduces ER visits nationwide

Just how popular are those Harry Potter books? The novels sell millions of copies of the weekend after they're released, and according to a study British researchers conducted in 2005, that figure directly correlates to a reduced number of emergency...

Boy lives with broken neck for 10 years

Alfie Tyson-Brown was not only living with a broken neck, he was playing rugby, surfing, mountain-biking and riding rollercoasters. It was only last month, when he started feeling pain and suffering blackouts that he went to the doctor, and...

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