Halloween Accidents

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control give us some very valuable information for this time of year.

The number of childhood pedestrian deaths in the U.S. that occurred on Halloween, from 1975 to 1996, was four times the number occurring in the same age group the rest of the year!!!

Their conclusion was that children need constant adult supervision during Halloween activities.

No one can disagree with that. Watch those precious little ones carefully while they're having a good time.

I'm Medical Editor, Dr. Ted Castele, with the Medical Moment.

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