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Preventing Accidents Involving Children: Part 3 of 3

This is the final installment in our three-part series on childhood accidents. Here are five childhood emergencies that made it to our roundup of top 15 leading causes of accidents in children. Sports- and recreation-related injuries Almost 20 percent of all hospital emergency department visits by children are due to sports and recreation injuries. Soccer, …

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Preventing Accidents Involving Children: Part 2 of 3

The previous post discussed the top 5 leading causes of accidents in children. Here are is the continuation of the top 15 leading causes of accidents in children. Poisoning Accidental ingestion of medication is one of the most common types of poisoning in children younger than five years of age. Poisoning involving common household products, …

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Preventing Accidents Involving Children: Part 1 of 3

Seeing a child injured in an accident is truly heart-breaking. And yet, around 25,500 children are hospitalized and some 390 children die each year due to accidents. This makes childhood injuries the leading health risk for children under 14. Many of these childhood injuries are actually preventable. Awareness of these hazards can help prevent accidents and …

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