Children and Summer Safety

Each year ERs across the U.S. tend to more than 500,000 cases of accident-driven traumatic brain injury involving children below the age of 15. Here is some important advice for parents on how to minimize risk when their children are at play.

Experts, including the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Stony Brook University Children’s Hospital in New York, agree that for kids who bike, skateboard, scooter, or ride horses, helmets are essential gear. And because playgrounds are the scene of roughly 200,000 pediatric injuries each year

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