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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.

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...

Tiger Woods and wife Elin Nordegren expecting

Golf superstar Tiger Woods and wife Elin Nordegren announced on Tuesday that they're expecting their second child sometime this winter. They welcomed daughter Sam Alexis in June of 2007, which will put the gap between the two siblings squarely into...

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...

When coffee tables attack

When my nephew lost his two front teeth to the coffee table at age 2, my brother was so hurt/angry/upset that he threw the coffee table down the basement stairs and swore they would never use it again. It was that incident that made us move our own...

I know why they ban tag

Since I began writing for ParentDish, there have been a number of reports of schools that have banned the game of tag in the schoolyard. In fact, Jared's school does not allow any chase-type games. A lot of people don't get this -- after all, kids...

The $33,000 bake sale

What does it take to raise more than $30k with a bake sale? A really good cause. Not that schools aren't really good causes or that they don't really need the money, because they are and they most certainly do, but that's an ongoing situation, sadly....

Kindergarten can be hazardous to Jared's health

'Twas the night before kindergarten and all through the house not a creature was stirring... Well, actually, Jared stirred. He climbed down from his bed and stumbled hurriedly into our room, holding out his water cup and asking desperately for more...

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...

Blogging Baby Size Six: Things to do with an immobile toddler

My normally exuberant, active toddler is recovering from a sprained leg, and his frustration is palpable. He wants to move, go, insert Tupperware containers on the dog's head. I feel so sorry for him, wish I could take it away. But all I can really...

Unilever sends knives in mail; hilarity ensues

In what will probably go down as one of the worst ideas for marketing, the Dutch company Unilever sent knives to 200,000 Dutch families in a direct-mail marketing campaign. Yes. They sent knives in the mail. The knives had a small blade and plastic...

Vacationing in the emergency room

Just once, I'd like to go on vacation without visiting the local emergency room. Well, okay, that's not entirely accurate; we did go to Calistoga and Yosemite last year without any significant injuries. Before that, however, we were in the ER at...

Hospital bed collapses while woman gives birth

A British woman had quite the traumatic birth experience when the bed she was laboring on collapsed during birth. Hopefully, she wasn't a Scientologist because that definitely doesn't sound like a "silent birth." Just as he baby emerged, the third...

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