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    Head Injury, Age 4 and Older - Prevention

    Prevent injuries

    • Wear your seat belt when in a motor vehicle. Use child car seats.
    • Help your child prevent injury during sports and other activities.
    • Do not use alcohol or other drugs before participating in sports or when operating a motor vehicle or other equipment.
    • Wear a helmet and other protective clothing whenever you are biking, motorcycling, skating, skateboarding, kayaking, horseback riding, skiing, snowboarding, or rock climbing.
    • Wear a hard hat if you work in an industrial area.
    • Do not dive into shallow or unfamiliar water.
    • Prevent falls in your home by removing hazards that might cause a fall.
    • Do not keep guns in your home. If you must keep guns, lock them up and store them unloaded. Lock ammunition in a separate area.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: June 04, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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