More children being treated for stair-related injuries

By: Tamara Nuno

Ninety three thousand children younger than five years old have been treated in U.S. emergency departments for stair-related injuries. The study has been conducted at the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Children younger than one years old were more likely than older children to be injured while being carried down the stairs or in a baby stroller. These children are three times more likely to be hospitalized than children injured by other mechanisms.

I think it is a issue that parents should pay attention to. They should check to make sure their stairs are secure and dependable so their child doesn’t end up in the emergency room. I was surprised to hear about this and it continues to show you the importance of having your home baby safe.

State allows young teens to get tatoo

By Tamara Nuno

Community leaders in Webster Massachusetts is allowing teens aged 14 to get tattoos. Many parents are outraged by this. The Webster Board of Health passed a new regulation allowing young teens ages 14 to 17 to get tattoos at shops that are licensed if they get parental approval. Town officials are trying to keep teenagers away from unlicensed tattoo parlors who work out of their homes.

I think that this is a topic that many people don’t bring up often. I heard about it by listening to sports radio this morning. The host was giving his top two stories to end his show with.


I don’t think any state should    pass any legislation to allow young teens  to get a tattoo. Parents of teens ages 14 will not want their children to get a tattoo. Getting a tattoo at 14 is too young. I wonder if this kind of legislation will make its way to other states such as California or New York.


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Childbirth takes longer than it did 50 years ago

By Tamara Nuno

A new study suggest that women spend more time in labor than they did 50 years ago. Woman who delivered babies in the mid-2000s took two hours longer to get through the first stage of labor than women in the 50s and 60s.

Researchers say changes in practices such as using epidurals may be responsible for longer labor. I thought this article was very interesting to show how medical practices have evolved since the 50s and 60s. I think this study opened my eyes to how certain things have changed.

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