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Put Helmets On Active Kids

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(Dr. Brian McDonough) Dr. Brian McDonough
Dr. Brian McDonough has been medical editor at KYW Newsradio for more...
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By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - I don’t know about you but I get very excited this time of year. The weather is warmer the days are longer and we have a chance to get outside and exercise. It is also a great time for the kids to play and be more active.

If your children like to bike or skateboard or are very active with scooters or other fast moving street and driveway play things please take the time to get them helmets. It might seem like overkill but it is not. Over the years I have seen serious head injuries from simple falls. It does not take much of a fall to cause problems.

Remember, you have control when the children are little. If you put a helmet on them they will wear a helmet and this also sets a tone for when the children are older and risks increase.

Enjoy the weather but be careful.