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Pediatric Health Experts Urge Kids To Practice Safe Sledding

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Our recent snow has a lot of kids ready to jump on their sleds, but a group of pediatric experts wants parents to hear its safety alert.

Before kids head out for sledding, make sure they protect their heads by wearing a helmet.

A medical review by Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare found that nearly one-third of all sledding-related emergency department visits were because of head injuries. The sledding injuries were similar to skiing and snowboarding falls.


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