But if you have one, here’s how to reduce the high risk of injury sending kids to emergency every summer.

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2018

Based on the high rates of injury on trampolines in Alberta every summer, the University of Alberta’s Injury Prevention Centre would like to see the devices banned except for gymnastic training.

“Trampolines are marketed to parents as a good way for their kids to be outside and get physical activity. But unless there is an appropriate level of supervision, and kids know how to use them safely, they are a recipe for disaster,” said Kathy Belton, the centre’s associate director.

According to a review the centre conducted of injury statistics in Alberta from 2011 to 2014, there were 2,276 trampoline-related emergency department visits.

Overall, children between five and nine years old had the highest risk of a trampoline-related emergency department visit (36.7 per cent), followed by children aged 10 to 14 (26.6 per cent) and c...

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July
2018

U of A pediatric resident brings summer camp magic to children with heart disease

Heart Heroes Camp offers kids with complex medical needs a chance to experience the joy of summer camp.

Enjoying summer activities can be difficult for children with heart disease, but many will now have
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July
2018

Watching car-chase films can lead to aggressive driving, new U of A research suggests

Speeding in Edmonton spiked after opening of ‘Fast and Furious’ film, study shows.

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2018

COMMENTARY || Drought putting Edmonton's trees at risk unless watering improved

Forest ecologist offers tips for the city—and its citizens—to help take care of large urban trees.

We should all be worried about Edmonton’s trees. A large urban tree is worth thousands of dollars,
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July
2018

First fossilized snake embryo ever discovered rewrites history of ancient snakes

Baby snake found encased in 105-million-year-old amber provides new clues to how snakes evolved.

The first-ever discovery of an ancient snake embryo, preserved in 105-million-year-old amber,