If something is useful, trendy or enjoyable, you can count on injury researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital to suck the fun out of it.
If something is useful, trendy or enjoyable, you can count on injury researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital to suck the fun out of it. Here are a few of their victims, including their latest target, baby strollers, the focus of a study released in August.
Findings: About 50 children a day end up in hospital emergency rooms as a result of stroller or baby carrier accidents.*
Findings: More than 80 percent of bathtub- and shower-related injuries to kids are slips, trips or falls.
Findings: As the aerial activity has gained popularity, so have injuries-more than 3,600 in 2012 alone.
Findings: About 15,000 children are injured annually when bookshelves and other large pieces of furniture fall on them.
Findings: More than 10,000 children in Ohio are involved in school bus crashes annually.
Findings: About 30 children every day are treated in ERs forinjuries suffered in the inflatable rumpus rooms.
Findings: Surely this trend is hurting someone. Get on this, NCH. It's for the greater good.
*All stats are national unless otherwise stated.