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Avoiding injuries on amusement park rides

Just in time for amusement park season, researchers found in a new study that nearly 93,000 emergency room visits by children from 1990 through 2010 resulted from an injury on an amusement park ride. More than 70 percent occurred during May through September, according to the findings published last Wednesday in the journal Clinical Pediatrics.

Coin-operated rides at the local mall or indoor arcades may not be any safer, the researchers found, and parents should be aware of injury risks and take certain precautions.

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