Keep the “Boo,” while Avoiding the “Boo-Boos” at Halloween
The Halloween season is filled with scary thrills and fun, but also potential danger. Pumpkin carving, costumes, unfamiliar homes, and young children traveling in darkness all provide possible scenarios for accidents and injuries. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) urges children and adults to take proper precautions to ensure a safe Halloween.
A nine-year study examined holiday-related pediatric emergency room visits between 1997 and 2006.( Results of the study show Halloween among the top three holidays producing the most ER visits):