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It sure looks fun, and who doesn’t want to fly through the air? Trampolines have an irresistible pull on many children; and often Maryland parents buy them because they don’t think they’re that dangerous and, besides, it will keep the kids occupied. Very often trampolines are dangerous and can result in injured kids’ needing emergency
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Who’s Driving the Bus?

  • August 3, 2017
  • Child Injury
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On November 1, 2016, Southwest Baltimore was the site of a deadly school bus crash. After that crash, federal investigators decided that an audit of how the city screens school bus drivers was needed. The call for an audit occurred in April, 2017. But as of July, 2017, that audit has not even started, according
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Psychological Issues Arising from Cerebral Palsy

  • March 9, 2017
  • Child Injury
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Cerebral palsy, or CP, arises from some type of brain injury or malformation that can occur either while in the womb, during birth, or after birth. CP actually describes a group of disorders that impair movement control, known as “palsies.” CP is a not-uncommon childhood chronic disability that develops by the age of two or
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Mercury: An Old Problem is New Again

  • February 27, 2017
  • Child Injury
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Those of us of a certain age may remember mercury thermometers. What wasn’t fully appreciated those many years ago was that mercury is a deadly neurotoxic poison that no one should handle or inhale. A few decades ago, mercury thermometers, thermostats, and other mercury-containing items vanished from use, especially in our schools. Or did they?
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Just Crummy for Our Kids

  • November 27, 2015
  • Child Injury
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You may have heard about crumb rubber turf being used on artificial turf fields and playgrounds. In fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) endorsed its usage until recently. Now, the EPA has ended its long-standing promotion of recycled tires because of increasing concerns that crumb rubber poses health risks to people. The debate over
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A Do-Over to Prevent Tip-Overs

  • September 14, 2015
  • Child Injury
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You may have read about IKEA offering free wall-anchoring repair kits for their chests and dressers after two children died. In all, IKEA recalled about 27 million items. The fact is, every 24 minutes a tip-over accident involving a TV or other furniture injures a child in the U.S. That’s one child dying every two
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Liquid Nicotine — A Little Can Be Lethal

  • March 14, 2015
  • Child Injury
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Would you leave a bottle of bleach within the reach of a toddler? Parents know to store household chemicals behind locked cabinet doors or on a high shelf, aware and wary of accidental poisonings that befall curious children. And yet, too many parents are leaving containers of significantly more toxic and enticing liquids where children
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High School Athletes Feel The Burn, Pay The Price

  • October 10, 2014
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When we think of chemical burns, we’re most likely to associate them with workplace accidents. Or at least we assume a direct link between the user and the dangerous substance. But a recent incident in Silver Spring, Maryland, shows that chemical burns can be sustained by people who weren’t even aware that they were coming
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Get A Seat Check

  • September 18, 2014
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Child Passenger Safety Week, sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is Sept. 14-20. During this time period, everyone who transports children — whether they’re your own children or grandchildren or kids from the neighborhood — needs to be aware of how to keep them safe as passengers. Before you even turn the key
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In The Grips Of Graco

  • February 21, 2014
  • Accidents
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Since the late ‘50s, parents have been turning to Graco, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of juvenile products, for things from highchairs to playpens, from strollers to carseats. As Google Finance says, “Dogs might be man’s best friend, but Graco is mom’s and dad’s best buddy.” The relationship has hit a snag, however. In
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