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Amputations

Many pediatric amputations are door-related. Doors are easily accessible to the exploring fingers of young children who are unaware of the potential dangers.

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Back-to-School Safety

When summer comes to an end, children get ready to go back to school. This is a great time for parents to talk to their kids about how to safely travel to and from school.

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Choking Prevention

Choking is a year-round hazard among children and a leading cause of injury and death, especially among children 3 years of age and younger.

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Crutches Walkers & Wheelchairs (Mobility Aids)

Children and teens with an injury or disability may need to use mobility aids, such as crutches, walkers and wheelchairs, to help them get around more easily.

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Grandparents as Caregivers

Having grandparents as caregivers can cut the risk of childhood injury roughly in half when compared to organized daycare or care by the mother or other relatives.

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Gun Safety

Americans own almost 200 million guns. However, a gun in the home can be very dangerous, especially for children.

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Heat-Related Injuries

Unlike classic heat-related injuries, exertional heat-related injuries do not require extremely high ambient temperatures to cause harm.

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Choking and Suffocation

Choking and suffocation happen when something blocks a person’s airway and prevents breathing. This is a leading cause of death among children.

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Injury in Ohio

Every day in Ohio, there are approximately 4,272 emergency department visits, 357 hospitalizations, and 18 deaths resulting from injuries. Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for Ohioans 1-44 years of age.

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Safe Play on Farms

Although farms are places for work, more than 1 million children live on farms, and many more visit farms every year.

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Summer Safety

Summer is a favorite time of year for many children. Help make sure your children have a fun, safe summer by reviewing some tips to prevent injury.

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Sun Safety

While enjoying the summer weather can mean going outdoors and getting active, it is important to keep in mind that exposure to the sun and heat can lead to serious injuries.

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Traumatic Brain Injury

Every year, there are approximately 12,500 deaths related to pediatric traumatic brain injury (PTBI) for children and young adults ages 25 years and younger in the United States.