New Guidelines For Identifying Child Abuse

Tools

By Molly Clifton

The American Academy of Pediatrics is giving doctors new guidelines on how to identify bone fractures that are caused by child abuse.

Experts believe up to 20 percent of breaks in infants and toddlers are from abuse.

Researchers say rib fractures and multiple breaks are a likely sign of abuse.

The report says its important for pediatricians to take a complete medical history and family history to determine how the injury occurred.



This content requires the latest Adobe Flash Player and a browser with JavaScript enabled. Click here for a free download of the latest Adobe Flash Player.

Poll

Which Restaurants Would You Most Like to See in Montgomery? (vote for one or more)

  • Benihana
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Chuy's
  • J. Alexander's
  • Landry's Seafood
  • P.F. Chang's
  • Romano's Macaroni Grill
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House

What's onFull Schedule

Hot Video From AP

AP Video