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How often do caregivers improperly restrain kids in cars?

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data shows that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of childhood fatalities here in the United States. There were an estimated 116,000 children age 12 or younger that were injured in car crashes in 2017. A total of 675 children died in similar incidents that same year. Many of these crashes can be blamed on child victims not being properly restrained.

Do growth plate injuries always fully heal?

You likely have to go through a lot of scary experiences as a parent. A child breaking a bone is one of these. Injuring incidents like this happen while they're playing sports and on the playground. These can be caused by bullying and abuse too. Growth plate fractures are quite serious. While many of them heal with minimal medical intervention, some kids are left with lasting impairments from growth plate injuries.

Compensation is available for children hurt this holiday season

Many individuals enter into the holiday season intending to create new family memories together. Many people are left with not-so-fond memories when the season comes to a close though. Some individuals find it difficult to envision seeing the holidays in a positive light again because their child was injured or killed in a senseless accident.

What's the connection between seat belt use and child fatalities?

If someone were to ask you what the leading cause of child fatalities is, auto accidents may not be the first thing to come to mind. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), car crashes are the leading cause of preventable death for children here in the United States though.

Don't let your child's day care or school off for these injuries

Many parents would rather stay and home and take care of their children, but they cannot financially afford to do so. This is why moms and dads entrust the care of their children of skilled caregivers such as day care workers. Some parents live to regret this decision though, especially when their children get hurt. There are a few common injuries that seem to happen more than others at day cares.

What's the long-term impact of a child breaking a bone?

Broken bones are common among children of all ages. They can happen for a variety of reasons including as a result of playing contact sports, in playground incidents or car accidents. Parents often ask doctors many questions when they take their child to the emergency room or an urgent care facility after such an incident. They often want to know what the long-term prognosis is for their children after they've broken a bone.

What are ways unattended children get hurt?

Data published by the Cooperative Extension of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) captures how the leading cause of disability or death among young children are injuries. How they become hurt varies depending on a child's age. Many of their injuries are completely preventable.

Seat belts can save Texas children's lives

Countless kids are injured while riding aboard school buses in the U.S. each year. Fortunately, the number of those hurt in Texas has dropped in recent years. This has happened in large part due to the passing of a state law that requires all large school buses to be equipped with seat belts.

What actually constitutes bullying?

While many people throw around the word "bullying," few have a clear understanding of what exactly entails. In short, it's any type of undesired, aggressive action taken by a child against another one. Any power imbalance between peers such as this may be deemed as bullying, especially if it's repeatedly enforced. Such treatment can leave a lasting impact on an individual's life.

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