See What HealthDay Can Do For You
Contact Us

This Will Sleigh You

Risk factors for sledding accidents

(HealthDayNews) -- The real risk factors for winter sledding accidents that require medical care may surprise you.

Pediatricians in a Seattle emergency room found that the type of sled, number of children on the sled, and their positions on the sled make no difference in the injury risk.

According to the journal Pediatric Emergency Care, the real risks are:

  • Sledding in the street instead of a park.
  • Sledding without adult supervision.
  • Having a family income over $50,000 a year!

Isn't that rich?

Consumer News

HealthDay

HealthDay is the world’s largest syndicator of health news and content, and providers of custom health/medical content.

Consumer Health News

A health news feed, reviewing the latest and most topical health stories.

Professional News

A news feed for Health Care Professionals (HCPs), reviewing latest medical research and approvals.