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Pediatric trauma specialists push for mandatory helmets for some children's winter sports

Kim Wallenstein, MD, PhD, left, and nurse Kim Nasby (photo by Jim Howe)

Kim Wallenstein, MD, PhD, left, and nurse Kim Nasby (photo by Jim Howe)

Bicyclists under the age of 14 are required to wear bike helmets in New York state, and pediatric trauma experts from the Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital say it's important that young skiers, snowboarders and snow tubers also wear head protection. Kim Wallenstein, MD, PhD, and nurse Kim Nasby explain how helmets can prevent or reduce the severity of injuries sustained from skiing or snowboarding. They explain how to choose the proper helmet -- and stress that bike helmets are not interchangeable with winter helmets.

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