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Medicine: Cheerleading Injuries #1033672

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 22, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) National cheerleading statistics cited.

(Houston: Janet Shamlian) The suggestion from the American Academy of Pediatrics that cheerleading be designated as a sport to make it safer by mandating qualified coaches, better medical care and limits on practice time featured; statistics on emergency room visits cited. [Injured former cheerleader Laura JACKSON††- says her broken neck might have been prevented.] [Northshore University HealthSystem Dr. Jason KOH†- warns of the consequences of falls from heights of 15-18 feet.] [Jaguar Cheer Academy Tina RESWIK†- worries about regulations on practice time.]

Williams, Brian;
Shamlian, Janet

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