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Why Are Kids Getting More TBIs At The Playground?

When you take your kids to school or to the park, it is inevitable that they will eventually make it to the playground, but are those fun time zones safe? Months ago we talked about how dangerous playground equipment can really be, and though awareness of dangerous playground equipment is increasing, head injury reports are still increasing. Is there any way to stop this trend and prevent your child from falling victim to a devastating traumatic brain injury (TBI). Why Are Kids Getting More TBIs At The Playground? A new report published in the pages of Pediatrics found that brain injuries among kids age 14 and younger have been increasing over the past few years. More than 29,000 kids were treated for concussions in 2013—which was way up from the 18,000 treated in 2001—and 21,000 of those head injuries happened on the playground. The report says 2009 was when the…
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Is Playground Equipment Safe?

On February 3rd, family and friends gathered at First Covington United Methodist Church to hold a vigil for a little girl who could have had a long and happy life. What happened to this little girl has been described as a “freak accident,” but so many questions remain unanswered about how this girl lost her life while playing during recess. Is Playground Equipment Safe? A 5-year-old girl was playing on the monkey bars at Newton County Theme School. She was surrounded by fellow classmates and at least 10 teachers and paraprofessionals when she somehow became wedged between the bars on the playground equipment. Faculty rushed to her rescue and called emergency services. First responders used CPR on the girl and rushed her to the hospital, but the doctors were unable to save her. Parents, children, and faculty at Newton County Theme School are still reeling from the events. The family…
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