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2014-03-13 08:27:55

Safe Kids Worldwide Issues Alert: 3 out of 4 ER Visits for Medicine Poisoning are due to Kids Getting into Parents' or Grandparents' Medicine WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Safe Kids Worldwide released a new research report identifying new insights into why kids are getting into medicine nearly 500,000 times per year. Every minute of every day, a poison control center receives a call about a potential medicine poisoning for a child age five and under. And 64,000...

2014-01-30 23:04:41

Children's Specialized Hospital Safe Kids Urges Parents to Take Easy Safety Measures to Protect Their Children Mountainside, NJ (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 The New Jersey Department of Health found that TV and furniture tip-overs claimed the lives of 4 children, sent over 1,600 children to the emergency room and hospitalized 10 more in New Jersey last year. Kendell Baker, from East Orange, NJ, was one of those kids and suffered a traumatic brain injury after a TV on a dresser fell on...

2013-10-16 20:22:56

TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Today's Speech from the Throne marked a new chapter for injury prevention in Canada, Parachute said today. As part of its commitment to safeguard and protect Canadian families, the government said it will "collaborate with injury prevention organizations, to reduce the injury rate in Canada." "Parachute congratulates the Government of Canada for recognizing the importance of injury prevention to Canadian families and we look forward to...

2013-10-15 11:25:48

Gunshot injuries are a leading cause of death and injury in children and adolescents in the United States; they rank second only to motor vehicle crashes as a cause of death for children ages 15 to 19 A research team led by Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and the University of California, Davis, reveals that childhood gunshot injuries, while uncommon, are more severe, require more major surgery, have greater mortality and higher per-patient costs than any other mechanism for...

2013-09-11 23:00:36

Dr. Amy O'Donnell will be presenting a lecture on different types of sports injury, along with treatments and preventative care. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 Dr. Amy M. O’Donnell will be lending her 30-plus years of expertise in sports injury prevention and treatment, with a lecture at the Wilton Library in Wilton, CT on Tuesday, September 17th 2013. Dr. O'Donnell, a board-certified Chiropractic Physician, provides physical therapy services with a focus on sports...

2013-08-27 08:34:31

New study finds 39 percent of distracted teens are texting while crossing WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One in five high school students and one in eight middle school students crosses the street while distracted, according to a new research report released today by Safe Kids Worldwide. The report, "Teens and Distraction: An In-Depth Look at Teens' Walking Behaviors," made possible with support from FedEx®, presents an observational study that recorded more than 34,000 middle and...

2013-08-22 12:27:18

TORONTO, Aug. 22, 2013 /CNW/ - It's back-to-school time, and Parachute and FedEx Express Canada want all road users to remember that the most important stop they can make is at school crossings. FedEx and Parachute, a national charity dedicated to preventing injury and saving lives, are reminding parents and drivers to ensure kids can walk safely to and from school on our neighbourhood streets. That means drivers need to slow down in residential areas and parents need to show...

2013-08-06 08:31:34

Female athletes eight times more likely to have knee injuries than male athletes WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Every 25 seconds, or 1.35 million times a year, a young athlete suffers a sports injury severe enough to go to the emergency room, according to a new research report released today by Safe Kids Worldwide. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2013-07-30 08:22:06

Funds support 'Never Leave Your Child Alone in a Car' heatstroke prevention campaign DETROIT, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As summer temperatures continue to climb, so does the risk of child injuries and deaths due to heatstroke. To help raise awareness of this issue, the General Motors Foundation is providing $200,000 to Safe Kids Worldwide to support the organization's Never Leave Your Child Alone in a Car campaign. Since 1998, an average of 37 children per year have lost...

Cities Safer Than Rural Areas
2013-07-23 10:45:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite having higher average homicide rates, cities tend to be safer than rural areas, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Minnesota. The researchers came to their somewhat counter-intuitive conclusion by looking at county-level data for all injury deaths across the US from 1999 to 2006, excluding the September 11 terrorist attacks. "Cars, guns and drugs are the unholy trinity...