Playground-related brain injuries on the rise
For some kids, playgrounds aren't all fun and games. Playground-related brain injuries have risen significantly in the United States over the last decade, health officials say.
Despite improvements in playground safety and design, between 2001 and 2013, emergency rooms treated an average of 21,000 playground-related traumatic brain injuries annually among kids 14 and younger.
The statistics were compiled for a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.