According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), roughly 4,300 pedestrians died in motor vehicle accidents in 2010 and another 70,000 endured various injuries. Five years later, these figures increased: 5,376 pedestrian fatalities and 129,000 emergency room treatments for non-fatal injuries.
When you were a kid, you might have had a home trampoline. Whether you traveled to your backyard to bounce or visited the local park with friends, many of us have jumped on a trampoline before. In Connecticut and the tri-state area, trampoline parks are growing in popularity – but injuries are also on the rise. What should parents and families know about the dangers these parks pose?
You are driving down the road. It is a beautiful winter day, and all is well in your world. The weather is cold and there is a crisp coolness reflected off the recent snow. The radio is on your favorite station and thoughts go to later in the day, when the kids will be home from ice skating, and maybe there will be time for some hot chocolate. Suddenly, in a second, reality changes.
For those living with diabetes, the introduction of the insulin pump marked a turning point towards a sense of normalcy for some. The device – a computerized system delivering a continuous supply of insulin – mirrors the function of the pancreas by keeping blood glucose levels consistent through meals and at night.