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Sharp increase in number of playground-related brain injuries

Despite safety improvements in playgrounds, there has been a significant increase in playground-related brain injuries, according to statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Between 2001 and 2013, emergency departments saw an average of 21,000 playground-related traumatic brain injuries each year among children 14 years of age and younger. In 2013, 29,000 children were taken to Emergency Departments for serious head injuries, up from 18,000 in 2001. “It’s not just sports. This study highlights the importance of other causes of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and concussions among children,” said Dr. Jeneita Bell, a medical officer with the ... Read More