Did you know that the 100 most dangerous days for teenage drivers are between Memorial Day and Labor Day? During the summer months, there’s a 15% increase in teenage deaths compared to the rest of the year. Factors such as intoxication and texting can delay your teens reaction time. In an effort to educate teens […]
Too often, bike helmets gather dust in the garage or are missing from garages altogether. Less than half of bike-riding kids ages 5 and older always wear bike helmets, according to a 2016 study in the Journal of Safety Research. Helmet use is even worse for adults. That’s unfortunate. Head injuries are the most common […]
Like most 9 year olds, Ashley didn’t want to waste any time getting home from school. Spring was in the air and that meant being outdoors and seeing neighbors and friends out and about. She would, no doubt, be helping with the family dinner that night as she loves to cook. Ashley’s bike ride home […]
Parents often ask me if there’s one type or brand of helmet on the market that I would recommend to help reduce their child’s risk of concussion. You may be surprised to learn that research shows helmet use doesn’t reduce the risk of concussion at all.
Akron Children’s and Safe Kids Summit County gave away 300 bike helmets during the Diamond Classic for Kids charity baseball game May 16, which benefited Akron Children’s School Health Services.