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Focus on Accidental Injuries
August 2015 • #105
A Note from the Medical Editor
There's no shortage of ways kids can get hurt. You can thoroughly childproof your home (including grandma’s house), always buckle-up your kids in car seats, and never leave them alone in or near the bathtub or pool. Yet, somehow they find unexpected ways to injure themselves.

It’s often difficult for parents to know whether they can kiss the injury and make it better, or if a trip to the emergency room is necessary. Different problems require different levels of care. If you're unsure what to do, call your pediatrician. He or she can help you decide what steps to take.
~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor, HealthyChildren.org
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