Serious injuries can happen to kids if precautions are skipped, experts say
SATURDAY, Dec. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Winter sports provide kids with great exercise and fun, but proper safety measures are needed to prevent injuries, say pediatric trauma experts.
"We see a startling number of injuries among children, from sledding accidents to snowmobile crashes and beyond," Amy Teddy, manager of the pediatric injury prevention program at the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, said in a prepared statement. "That's why it's so important for parents to make sure their children have taken the proper safety precautions before heading out into the snow."
Teddy and Cindy Wegryn, pediatric trauma coordinator at Mott, offer the following winter sports safety tips:
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers more winter safety tips.
-- Robert Preidt
SOURCE: University of Michigan, news release, December 2007
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