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Today's Monday Consult brings a warning from the American Academy of Pediatrics' HealthyChildren.org website. Paraphrased, it is: Don't let your guard down with your kids this Memorial Day weekend.

The website reported on a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics that found holidays pose a risk of injury to children. And not just holiday-related injuries -- like fireworks injuries on the Fourth of July, for example. The authors reported that "everyday injuries" such as fractures, strains and sprains, and abrasions were common, possible because parents aren't as vigilant during celebrations.

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Memorial Day was the second-most dangerous holiday studied (after Labor Day), and kids under 5 seemed to be the most at risk of injury.

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