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Injury prevention

Is skateboarding safe? How to prevent and treat injuries

In addition to traditional team sports, many young and old alike enjoy individual recreational activities — take golf, cycling, hiking and skateboarding, to name a few. All these activities can be great exercise, but they each also carry their own risks.  As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and wrist injuries, I regularly see the …

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19 simple ways to keep your children safe from injury

As the spring and summer months approach, the warmer weather provides more opportunity for children to enjoy the outdoors — and unfortunately, more opportunity for injury. Children have a free spirit and often do not recognize the consequences that accompany risk during playtime. While we want to “let kids be kids,” as they say, safety …

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Why trampolines may be more dangerous than you think

Jumping on a trampoline may seem like a fun physical activity for your child, but how safe is this popular pastime? The truth is that trampolines pose a significant safety concern for all children, especially those under the age of six. I’m telling you this as a doctor, but also as a parent. My four-year-old …

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An orthopedic surgeon’s take on the e-scooter craze

They’re everywhere these days. You see them in parks, on sidewalks, even in the streets, and people of all ages are using them. I’m talking about electric scooters, or e-scooters, and they are causing quite the alarm. As an orthopedic trauma surgeon, I’ve seen very few scooter-related injuries over the years — until this year. Unlike …

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Would you know how to “Stop the Bleed”?

Would you know what to do if you witnessed someone with life-threatening, uncontrolled bleeding?  The Department of Homeland Security’s “Stop the Bleed” campaign aims to equip you with this knowledge. Initiated earlier this year, the “Stop the Bleed” campaign teaches police officers, emergency medical services (EMS) and the general community about the proper application and …

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ThinkFirst: Students learn no-nonsense approach to injury prevention

Most patients enter Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation via ambulance or gurney. However, on a special day in October, a high school class of seniors from Argyle High School made their way south on I-35 to spend the day in the acute inpatient facility, learning firsthand what it is like to be a patient with a traumatic …

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Safety tips for this upcoming Labor Day weekend

It’s Labor Day Weekend! This is a time that’s usually spent with friends and loved ones having fun and relaxing at BBQ’s or other get-togethers as we commemorate the official  “end of summer.” However, many of us who are planning outings don’t always think about safety and that includes food preparation. “If you’re hosting a …

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