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Docs Warn of Trampoline Dangers for Kids

  “The home use of trampolines is strongly discouraged.” That is the conclusion of a policy statement issued today by the American Academy of Pediatrics in the journal Pediatrics. According to an article on NBCnews.com, Dr. Michele LaBotz believes that pediatricians need to actively discourage recreational trampoline use.  “This is not a toy. It’s a …

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June and July are Fireworks Safety Months

June and July are “Fireworks Safety Months.”  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 7,000 people each year are treated in hospitals for injuries caused by fireworks. More than half those injuries occurred in children. Hands, fingers, and eyes are the body parts most likely injured. In addition, fireworks also caused home …

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Parents Surprised by Playground Slide Risk to Toddlers

Good parents concerned with their children’s safety on the playground are shocked when their toddlers break a leg. The parents are devastated when they discover that they caused the injury. According to an article in The New York Times, broken legs are a “common” injury among toddlers who ride down slides (especially spiral slides) on …

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Repeat After Me: "Did You Wash Your Hands?"

Health writers are very savvy when it comes to medical procedures. They talk with doctors, nurses, and medical researchers daily, and they read medical journals the way the rest of us read Sports Illustrated or People magazines. That’s what makes the opinion piece in the latest issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association …

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Half of All Store-Bought Chicken is Contaminated

When it comes to the dangers of raw chicken, most people immediately think of Salmonella. And yes, raw chicken is definitely susceptible to Salmonella. But a new study reveals that E. coli is also surprisingly common. According to an article in The New York Times, researchers bought and tested packaged raw chicken products from 10 …

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