Sledding and tubing can be a great way to enjoy winter weather. Taking a few safety measures can help keep you and your kids safe on the hills this winter.
Despite Decrease in Recent Years, Rate of Sledding-Related Injuries Still Concerning
A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that 220,488 patients were treated in U.S. emergency departments for injuries related to sledding from 2008 through 2017. Nearly 70% of these patients were children age 19 years and younger. Compared to adults, children were almost seven times as likely to be treated in an emergency department for a sledding-related injury.
Sledding and tubing can be a great way to enjoy winter weather, but the joy of speeding down the hill can make it easy to forget that these activities can also lead to injuries. Before leaving the house, consider the following sledding tips.
New Study: More Than 20,000 Sledding Injuries Each Year
Although sledding is a popular winter pastime, it can unfortunately lead to serious injury. A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that from 1997-2007, an estimated 229,023 children and adolescents
Winter can be a time of great fun. However, these activities can lead to injuries. Following a few safety tips can help you and your family have a fun and safe winter.
Sports-related injuries are common in the US among adolescents. If your child participates in any of these sports, be sure to take the proper precautions.
Shoulder Pain and Injury in the Adaptive Athlete
Based on the mechanics of adaptive sports, there is a much higher risk of upper extremity and shoulder injury in athletes with physical disabilities. The best strategy for combating these injuries is appropriate injury prevention strategies and training.
Winter Weather Advisory
Winter brings injuries unique to cold weather sports. Two of the more common categories of injuries are those influenced by environmental conditions and accidents.
Helpful hints for bike helmet safety.
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.