You’re Doing It Wrong! Don’t Make These Car Seat Installation Mistakes

Researchers continue to go to great lengths in designing car seats to keep our little ones safe—but that research has little impact when parents install the seats incorrectly. A study by the NHTSA estimates that nearly half of child car seats are installed wrong—but certified passenger safety technicians often find those percentages to be much higher. (One estimated more than 70 percent, another at over 95 percent!) Statistically speaking…if you’re a parent of a small child who uses a car seat, chances are you’re doing it wrong. Here are a few of the most common car seat installation mistakes to…

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Common Youth Baseball Injuries—Prevention and Treatment

As spring approaches, many young hearts and minds start turning to baseball season. Little league remains one of the most popular spring and summer outlets for children and teens, but that also means an increase in trips to the E.R. for baseball related injuries. Beyond the garden-variety scrapes and bruises young players frequently get while sliding in the dirt, let’s look at some of the more common youth baseball injuries, how they are treated medically and how to reduce the risk. Sprains and Strains Muscle strains account for nearly a third of youth baseball-related injuries; sprains (tearing of ligaments) account…

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