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The lowdown on bicycle helmets and kids safety


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Skid lid, crash cup, brain bucket, cranium catcher: No matter what you choose to call your bicycle helmet, remember to wear it at all times. If you like recreational activities that involve wheels, concrete, or asphalt, it's important to protect your brain by wearing a helmet.

More kids ages 5 to 14 go to hospital emergency departments with injuries related to biking than with any other sport, according to the Brain Injury Association in Alexandria, Va. Statistics also show that between 70 percent and 80 percent of all fatal bicycle crashes involve brain injuries. In response, medical resea...

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