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Playgrounds can be a great option for parents with small children. They can be a fun outdoor play area where children can get exercise and fresh air while learning basic social skills. While millions of children use playgrounds without incident, unfortunately some poorly maintained playgrounds can be a hazard for your child and do lead to head injuries, facial injuries, and other serious injury in Tamarac and other Florida communities.

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According to the National Program For Playground Safety, next week is National Playground Safety Week. The organization reports that 200 000 children across the country get injured on playgrounds each year. However, there are several ways that you can keep your child safe or on the playground this year:

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Many of us don’t think too much about the safety of windows, but windows are in fact responsible for many serious injuries to children in Hialeah and across Florida. There are several ways that children can be injured and several ways that we can help prevent these types of injuries:

1) Falls.

Children are sometimes able to open a window in an apartment complex or in a home and are able to crawl out of the window, falling to the ground below. This often results in fatalities, spinal cord injury, or head injury. If you have curious toddlers or young children, make sure that the windows in their room are securely latched and cannot be opened easily. Do not push cribs, beds, or other furniture up against a window or under a window; these can provide a surface for a child to climb up onto the window.

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Research has shown that youth participation in sports can help build confidence, good fitness levels, discipline, leadership skills, social skills, and more. Student athletes also qualify for scholarships and other awards. While there are certainly many benefits to taking part in sports during high school and college, athletes are at risk for certain types of injuries.

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This month is National Youth Sports Safety Month, and it’s a good time to make sure that you and your child’s school are doing everything possible to keep your child safe. This month, you will want to:

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Are your eyes in good shape? Do you take the precautions needed to avoid eye injuries? Many of us take our sight for granted, but facial injuries and eye injuries in Hollywood in Florida are devastating for thousands of people each year. A serious eye injury can deprive you of your sight, can end your career, and can be extremely painful.

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The American Academy of Ophthalmology has declared April to be Sports Eye Safety Month. If you or your children play any sports or take part in any recreational activity, this is a good time of year to review safety equipment and best practices to prevent facial injuries.

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April has been declared injury prevention month by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. The next few weeks are a good time to protect yourself against serious injuries that could affect your mobility and your health and safety. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, there are several things that you can do to prevent injury in your home and workplace:

1) Reduce your risk of falls.

Falls are one of the most serious workplace injuries and also one of the most common injuries in the home. Falls can lead to fractures, head injuries, and even life-threatening injuries, especially for the elderly. Unfortunately, falls can happen anywhere. To avoid them, wear sturdy shoes, check your medication for side effects such as dizziness, and report any faintness or dizziness to your doctor so that you can treat these symptoms. Always use the proper stepladder or stepstool when trying to reach high shelves or cupboards.

2) Do an injury assessment.

Walk through your home or workplace, looking for potential hazards. If you find any dangers – such as frayed electrical cords, extension cords tucked under rugs, overworked space heaters, and other dangers – take action immediately to remove these issues from the workplace or your home. Your workplace should also have a formal injury assessment as well as a safety program to keep you safe.

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This month is Save Your Vision Month. Whether you wear glasses or have perfect 20/20 vision, there are several things you can do this month to take care of your eyes:

1) Get an eye exam.

Even if your eyes are healthy, keep in mind that some diseases have no symptoms. Regular check-ups can catch and address any problems. If you do wear contacts or glasses, regular eye exams ensure that you have the right prescription.

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March is Sleep Awareness Month. Promoted by the National Sleep Foundation, Sleep Awareness Month is meant to raise awareness about the importance of sleep for health and safety. Experts and researchers have long maintained that quality sleep is important because inadequate sleep can lead to:

  • Longer healing times
  • Distracted and fatigued driving
  • Injuries caused by fatigue
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Decreased cognitive ability
  • High blood pressure and other ailments1395052256gtfbf

The problem is that even when we think we are getting enough sleep, our quality of sleep can still leave a lot to be desired and can leave us feeling tired or unwell. This month, there are several things that you can do to ensure a good quality sleep in your Hollywood or Florida home:

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Research has shown us that many things can lead to injury. Distraction, alcohol, drugs, and other risky behaviors can lead to car accidents, slip and fall injuries, and other serious injuries in Miami or your community. But what about less tangible risks – such as loneliness?

We rarely think of loneliness as something that could be dangerous; for most, it simply seems like an unfortunate situation. According to scientists, however, lack of social support can also lead to injuries and harm in a number of important ways:

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At this time of year, many colleges have their spring breaks, and this means that students from across the country head to Florida and Miami in order to take advantage of the beaches and spring break activities available. For most students, spring break is a fun time to get away from the books and to enjoy life. Unfortunately, spring break can also lead to serious injuries.

Students can find themselves in car accidents in Miami, far from home, or can find themselves affected by mugging, theft, or sexual assault. If you or someone you love is headed for spring break, consider these safety tips to create only good memories this year:

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For most people, St. Patrick’s Day is a lighthearted holiday filled with good cheer, parades, green T-shirts, and Irish pride. Unfortunately, due to the high alcohol content at many St. Patrick’s Day events, the holiday can end in injury or even tragedy. If you are planning to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year with a house party or at a public event in Hollywood or your ocmmunity, make sure that you have a plan to stay safe and avoid injury. Your plan should include:

1) A buddy system.

You will be safer if you consume alcohol with friends and family, especially if some of your friends are staying sober. Buddies can ensure that you are not at risk of getting mugged, falling over, or sustaining other injuries because you’ve been drinking.

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