Don’t forget to check the batteries in your home smoke detectors. To help you remember, think of this slogan “Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery.”
The leading substance-abuse threat to children may be as close as your refrigerator.
The MCH Trauma Centre sees approximately 20 cases each year who sustained serious injuries while riding on ATVs. The injuries include: brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, dental and facial trauma, abdominal trauma, and multiple fractures. This is clearly a high risk activity.
Pets are not toys. At times, even friendly dogs and cats can bite and scratch if approached in a threatening way. A pet bird, reptile, or hamster can also bite or scratch. Young children are especially at risk.
If backpacks are too heavy and not worn properly, they can be a potential source of back injury.
Every year, hundreds of children and teens play on an organized basketball team. The Montreal Children’s Hospital Trauma Centre's Emergency Department sees approximately 450 basketball-related injuries per year (CHIRPP, 2015).
A broken jaw is medically known as a jaw fracture. Read on to learn more about this type of injury and its treatment.