More than 22,500 children visited the ER for magnet ingestion during a 9-year span. The problem is so prevalent that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved new national safety standards for high-powered magnet sets in 2014. In some instances the magnet manufacturer was prompted to recall its products, as SCS Direct did with its Magnet Balls Manipulative Magnet Set in 2013.
The debate about preventable childhood brain injuries focuses heavily on high-contact sports such as football and hockey, but many toddlers and young children are exposed to a common danger on a daily basis: unsecured televisions and furniture.
Each year, between 1.6 and 3.8 million Americans are diagnosed with brain injuries. A large amount of these injuries derive from youth athletes who suffer concussions. The prevalence of sport-related head injuries, and their profound effect, has spurred safety reform in many youth sports, including football.
About 20 percent of adolescents have experienced a traumatic brain injury during their lifetime, but female victims may struggle with the lasting effects more than their male peers. A new study suggests that teen girls struggle more with post-concussive issues like depression, bullying, poor grades, and alcohol and drug abuse.
In Ohio, the decision on whether to allow your child to play high school football used to be much easier.
A pediatrician was arrested, injured and humiliated after trying to rescue a newborn, her patient, from a car baking under the hot Nashville sun.
Monkeys have been named one of the smartest primates, behind humans. They can be seen in zoos, circuses and even as pets to brave individuals. Are they as friendly and amusing as people claim?
Drivers know that you stop when you see a school bus with its lights flashing. Yet, truck driver Johnny Allen Spell ignored the important law, even as children exited the school bus he was illegally passing. Tragically, a child was killed because of Spell's foolish actions. Cowardly, Spell fled the scene, rather than trying to help save his young victim's life.
On Sunday, 16 students and three adults were riding in a bus when it crashed in Columbus. The bus was travelling from St. Louis to New York when the driver lost control while exiting Interstate 70 toward Interstate 270.
Motor vehicle accidents are often cited as the top unnatural cause of death in the United States. In Ohio, drug overdoses are the top killer.