In Brief: Dec. 27, 1999

ROSEBUD SAFETY TIPS For many kids, the best part of winter is a good sled ride down a snowy slope. To keep the thrill safe, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is urging parents to supervise the fun--and to put helmets on children under 12. Each year about 7,000 kids suffer head injuries in sledding crashes. Younger children are especially vulnerable because they have proportionally larger heads, higher centers of gravity and less developed coordination. For a brochure on how to sled safely, call 800-824-2663.

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