Health Tip: Keep Kids Safe on the Playground

Don't leave them unattended

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(HealthDay News) -- Every year, more than 200,000 kids are treated for injuries sustained at playgrounds, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

About 45 percent of the injuries are major, including fractures, concussions and even amputations.

No one knows why, but girls get hurt slightly more often than boys.

Children aged 5 to 9 visit the emergency room most often as a result of playground injuries, the CDC says.

Parents should be alert at playgrounds, and never leave their children unattended.


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