US docs call for campaign against child abuse

February 7, 2012 4:44:54 AM PST
They are sobering statistics.

Nearly 4,600 US children were hospitalized with broken bones, traumatic brain injury and other serious damage caused by physical abuse in 2006, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics.

The study also found babies younger than 1 were the most common victims. That makes serious abuse a bigger threat to infant safety than sudden infant death syndrome.

Experts say there is a national campaign to prevent SIDS, so why not a campaign related to child abuse, where every parent is reminded that kids can get injured?

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