Pediatrics Medical Journal study suggests more kids are getting TBIs on playgrounds

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Pediatrics Medical Journal study suggests more kids are getting TBIs on playgrounds

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“A new study in the Pediatrics Medical Journal found that more children are getting serious head injuries on the playground.”

“Toys like monkey bars and swings can lead to traumatic brain injuries, according to the report.”

“‘They can go from a very mild injury, which most people are familiar with, concussions — all the way to more severe injuries that could be a coma,’ says Dr. Steven Schneider, a pediatric neurosurgeon at Cohen Children’s Medical Center.”

“Researchers found that just over 50 percent of children between ages 5 and 9 had traumatic brain injuries from 2005 to 2013.”

“Schneider says that such injuries require quick medical attention or a child could be at risk for another one. Repeated injuries could lead to trouble at school.” READ MORE

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