McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal: How to Prevent Concussions

In recognition of Sports and Recreation Safety month, McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal offers the following sports safety basics to help prevent future accidents.

A bump, blow or jolt to the head can cause a concussion, a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Concussions can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. What seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.

About 90 percent of concussions occur with...

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Provides Safety Tips During Sports and Recreation Safety Month

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal reminds families to take caution during Sports and Recreation Safety month (April) as well as year-round. Becoming aware of sports safety basics can help prevent future accidents.

Approximately 90 percent of parents underestimate the amount of rest children need from sports. Getting breaks from sports helps avoid overuse injuries, overtraining and burnout.

Acute injuries are usually the result of a single event. Common types of sports-related i...

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Provides Safety Tips During Residential Home Safety Month

(10/03/12) - Like babies, little kids are very curious about the things around them and will touch, taste and smell just about anything. Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal offers the following safety tips to keep your home and play areas free of hazards that could choke, suffocate or strangle your children.

Choking• Keep small objects such as buttons, beads, marbles, coins and tacks out of reach (and sight).• Do not let children under age 3 eat small, round or hard foods, including small p...

McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal Provides Safety Tips During Motor Vehicle Safety Month

(9/19/12) - In that rush to get to the store before it closes or in the frenzy of trying to get to the airport before your flight leaves, the focus is often on what is in the car–not what is around it. Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal encourages anyone driving a car to walk completely around it to check for children before getting in and starting the engine. This applies even to drivers who do not have children but may have children in the neighborhood.

In 2007, it is estimated that there ...

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