Peer injury to teenagers
"A recent survey..in Boston emergency rooms..showed that 50% of children or
adolescents who are victims of violence were injuried by a friend or
acquaintance, which demonstrates that most [pediatric/adolescent] violent
injuries result from peer violence"
"The researchers warn that these minor injuries often are precursors to
more serious violence, and that it is important for health care providers
to recognize the frequency and severity of peer-related injuries among
"For more info call Robert Sege, MD, 617-636-5261"
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