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2011-08-03 23:01:00

CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With many young school athletes working hard this month to prepare for fall sports, Safe Kids USA is hosting Youth Sports Safety Clinics across the country to educate parents and coaches on how to keep children safe and prevent sports injuries, including heat-related illnesses. Nearly 3/4 of U.S. households have at least one child who plays organized sports. Unfortunately, about 3.5 million children receive medical treatment for a...

2011-07-29 07:56:00

-- Sets target date of 2013 to eliminate deaths -- Calls for specific education and enactment measures WASHINGTON, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe Kids USA today called on government, advocacy groups, automakers and car seat manufacturers to combine efforts to eliminate child heat stroke deaths in vehicles by 2013. "We must take action now because kids are dying," said Torine Creppy, executive director of Safe Kids USA. "We can tally the statistics and explore the reasons...

2011-06-01 13:33:00

Safe Kids USA Raises Awareness to Reduce Widespread Problem WASHINGTON, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Regrettably, Safe Kids USA has announced the 500th child death due to heat stroke from being left alone in a vehicle. Yesterday, a 3-year-old boy in New Orleans died from heat stroke after being trapped in a vehicle all day. Heat stroke (also known as hyperthermia) occurs when a body's thermostat is overloaded with heat; children are at a great risk of this as their body heats...

2011-05-04 07:00:00

- Record number of 2010 Deaths Demands Expanded Efforts - "Near Misses" Show Widespread Problem BOCA RATON, Fla., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe Kids USA, its Florida partners, and the General Motors Foundation, will unveil the elements to their 2011 national education and awareness campaign today to help reduce the number of child vehicular deaths caused by heat stroke. Sadly, two child vehicular deaths have already occurred this year from parents accidently leaving their...

2011-03-14 23:01:00

- Trend Rising for Deaths of Children in Cars and Trucks AUSTIN, Texas, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sadly, March 8th marked the first child vehicular tragedy of the year when a mother came out of work only to realize she left her 6 month year old in the car. This preventable, yet horrific accident occurs more often than one would think. The number of heat stroke deaths of children being unattended in vehicles is trending upward, with 49 deaths in 2010, the worst year on...

2010-07-22 11:23:00

Stay Cool, Avoid Strenuous Activities and Check on Older Relatives, Neighbors HARRISBURG, Pa., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With very hot temperatures and high humidity forecast for much of Pennsylvania in the coming days, the Department of Health is again urging residents - and particularly older adults - to take steps that can help them to avoid serious illness or even death. Although many of the heat-related deaths reported in recent weeks involved older adults, people of any...

2010-05-18 08:00:00

Shares seven tips to prevent future tragedies LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to continue educating parents and caregivers about the dangers of heat stroke to children left unattended in vehicles, Safe Kids USA hosted an event yesterday at Test Track at Walt Disney World Resort's Epcot® theme park near Orlando, Fla. Through the NEVER LEAVE YOUR CHILD ALONE campaign, Safe Kids USA, along with many other partners such as AAA, is...

2009-08-30 23:52:05

Dueling experts will make it difficult to convict a former Kentucky high school coach in the death of a player from heat stroke, criminal law specialists said. Jason Stinson goes on trial Monday in Jefferson Circuit Court, charged with reckless homicide and wanton endangerment, The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal reported Sunday. Medical experts hired by each side dispute whether a lack of water was the cause of death of Max Gilpin, 15,. He collapsed Aug. 20, 2008, after running sprints at...

2009-06-30 15:58:57

With record-breaking heat and humidity, parents, coaches and caregivers should keep a close watch on children for early warning signs of heat-related illnesses, said a Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) pediatrician. "Heat plus humidity increases everyone's chance of developing heat exhaustion or stroke, especially in active children and athletes spending time outdoors," said Dr. Sara Rizvi, assistant professor of pediatrics at BCM and a pediatrician at Texas Children's Hospital...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'