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Preventing playground injuries: The fine line between safe and overprotective

By: Claire McCarthy, M.D., Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications When my children were little, their favorite thing to play on at the local playground was a big yellow climbing structure. There was a platform that was high off the ground, with various ladders to climb up as well as two slides (one straight and one curvy) and a pole to slide down or climb up. There were even some monkey bars leading up to…

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