Is Your Child Exposed to Asbestos at School?

While there have been strides in asbestos education over the last several decades, and some changes have been made in how asbestos is used, there are still way too many schools that have asbestos in various forms in their buildings. Asbestos exposure can lead to the development of terminal illness, including mesothelioma. Pleural mesothelioma, the […]

Kids and Bikes: Dangerous Combination?

According to an article from the online journal, Accident Analysis & Prevention, from 2006 to 2015, approximately 2.2 million children from age five to 17 were treated in emergency departments for bicycle-related injuries, which is an average of about 600 injuries per day in the United States. While we all want our kids to have […]

Youngsters Show Brain Changes After Just One Football Season

It’s only natural that parents want to make their kids happy, but it’s even more important that parents keep their kids safe. Sometimes those two things just don’t align; what makes our kids happy may cause them harm. That struggle is exactly what many parents are facing after a recent study has shown that just […]

Autism and Safety: A Mother’s Guide to Preventing Wandering

Approximately 90% of parents of children with autism report that their child has wandered from home, school or daycare at least one time. Sadly, the leading cause of death for people with autism is wandering, of those deaths, 90% of children drown. Children with autism often lack safety awareness skills and are, unfortunately, drawn to […]

Connection Between TBI and Secondary ADHD in Children

A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics indicated that very young children who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) were 3.6 times more likely to develop secondary ADHD in the years following the injury, as long as 6.8 years after the injury according to research conducted by Megan E. Narad, Ph.D. and others. While […]

Colorado Bicycle Laws Designed to Keep You Safe

Cycling is an increasingly popular activity across the U.S. The number of people traveling to work by bike increased 60 percent in the decade after 2000. Colorado, with plains, mountains and bicycle-friendly cities, has always been a great place to ride. While it’s a healthy, earth-friendly mode of transport, it does carry risks of an […]

NTSB Recommends School-Bus Seat Belts in Wake of Tragic Accidents

Last month, the National Transportation Safety Board issued several important recommendations at a hearing in Washington. After studying two school bus accidents in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Baltimore, Maryland, the Board suggested that all school buses be outfitted with lap and shoulder straps. Though the NTSB has no regulatory authority, it’s safety recommendations are taken seriously […]

If Your Child Has Been Hit While Riding a Bike…

The world is a chaotic place, and sometimes worst-case scenarios become a reality in an instant. Your child might, for instance, be struck by a vehicle while riding a bike. This incident – a parent’s worst nightmare – requires a certain amount of gravitas and composure. For this reason, it’s a good idea to be […]

A Breakdown of Youth Sports and Traumatic Brain Injuries

As more and more studies are produced on traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), parents of athletic children may become understandably worried. After all, a study carried out at Boston University found that children who play tackle football before the age of twelve are more likely to experience cognitive and emotional issues later in life, especially if […]