Lawnmower Injuries: Prevent Them Before They Happen!

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Ahhhh the smell of summer! Which also brings with it lawnmower injuries. Are your kids ready to mow the lawn by themselves?
Air Date: 5/22/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Corinn Cross, MD
dr cori crossDr. Corinn Cross was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Barnard College where she graduated cum laude and majored in philosophy. She went on to attend the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, NJ where she was selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Cross did her internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Cross has continued to work at CHLA as a general pediatrics attending.

Dr. Cross is actively involved in her local AAP, Chapter 2, where she is an obesity champion. She is co-founder of the Fit to Play and Learn Obesity Prevention curriculum. Through a collaboration between AAP Chapter 2 and the L.A. Unified School District this curriculum is being used to educate at-risk students and their parents on the risks of obesity and to help them to lead healthier lives. Dr. Cross is an AAP Spokesperson and speaks to children throughout the L.A. school district about obesity, healthy lifestyles and the benefits of walking to school.

Dr. Cross is a member of the Executive Board for the AAP's Council on Communications and Media. She is the Editor of the Council on Communications and Media's blog.
Lawnmower Injuries: Prevent Them Before They Happen!
Ahhhh the smell of summer!

Fresh flowers, green grass, chirping birds... and oh yes, a spike in lawnmower injuries.

Each year many children are severely injured by lawnmowers.

Power mowers can be especially dangerous.

Fortunately, most lawnmower-related injuries can be prevented by following these safety guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Special guest, Dr. Corinn Cross, shares how you can prevent lawnmower injuries before they happen.
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