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2009-05-20 05:00:00

As the busy summer travel season arrives, Safe Kids Pennsylvania is focusing on child passenger safety CAMP HILL, Pa., May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Safe Kids Pennsylvania is launching a new mobile outreach effort to help families prepare for the busy summer travel season. In partnership with Lawrence Chevrolet and the PA State Police, Safe Kids Pennsylvania is offering a special event where families can get free car seat inspections and learn how proper safety devices and other...

2009-05-16 10:00:00

It is well established that seat belts save lives. However, many pregnant women do not wear seat belts, for fear that the belt itself could injure the baby in a car crash. But is this actually the case? Does the seat belt put the baby at risk?A group of researchers led by Dr. Stacie Zelman from Wake Forest University examined a national database of over two million injured patients, and found over 2,400 pregnant women injured in car crashes. Women wearing a seat belt, having an air bag, or...

2009-05-14 16:06:00

Mobile outreach effort will provide life-saving child passenger safety information, hands-on demonstrations and free inspections CAMP HILL, Pa., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe Kids Pennsylvania today announced that they have received a new, customized Chevy Express for use as a Mobile Car Seat Check-Up Van. The van will allow Safe Kids Pennsylvania to provide, as a public service, life-saving child passenger information and hands-on car seat installation demonstrations wherever...

2009-04-27 07:03:00

WASHINGTON, April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study of child development and unintentional injury released today by Safe Kids USA is the first to link age-appropriate safety tips to an extensive analysis of research on children's cognitive, behavioral and physical development. The results create a blueprint of necessary safety recommendations for parents and caregivers to follow as children age. "We've always taught parents how to keep their kids safe, but this report highlights...

2009-03-17 11:43:44

Many households harbor a threat to young children that safety regulations, surprisingly, have overlooked: glass-topped tables and tables with glass panels. A review by Children's Hospital Boston, in collaboration with Consumers Union, nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, finds that glass-table injuries aren't as rare as one might think, and that many could have been avoided had tempered glass been used.The report appears in the March issue of Pediatric Emergency Care. Consumer tips and...

2009-03-16 14:02:00

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Safety Council will host a National Poison Prevention Week news conference on behalf of the National Poison Prevention Week Council, Tuesday, March 17, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The event will feature a father, Phil Bauer, of Pennsylvania, whose son died from an unintentional overdose of painkilling medication just one week before his high school graduation. Other speakers will include:...

2009-01-26 14:41:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Center for Sports Safety (NCSS) issued a statement today in regards to the death of 15-year-old Kentucky high school football player Max Gilpin and the subsequent charges brought against Pleasure Ridge Park High School coach David Stinson on Thursday. "Our hearts go out to the family, teammates, and coaches of this young man," said Dr. Larry Lemak, founder of the NCSS. "Though we cannot change the tragic outcome of this accident,...

2009-01-08 09:36:00

Highway safety advocates to launch congressional campaign to prod all states to enact low-dollar, high-results solutions to reduce annual 40,000 deaths and $230 billion in economic losses. ***Free Webcast of '2009 Roadmap to State Highway Safety Laws' News Conference*** WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was issued by the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety: WHAT: As state legislatures across the nation gear up for their 2009 sessions, Advocates for Highway and...

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2008-12-10 14:38:12

First study to look at impact of body mass index on older kids involved in car crashes Children who are overweight or obese are over two and a half times more likely to suffer injuries to their upper and lower extremities following a motor vehicle crash compared with normal weight children, according to a new report from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Injury Research and Policy. Overweight and obese children were overall more likely to experience injury to...

2008-12-10 10:42:02

About 8,000 U.S. children and teens die annually because they were a motor vehicle occupant, pedestrian or pedal cyclist, government health officials said. A report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said that an estimated 55 million children and teens from birth to age 19 were treated in emergency departments for unintentional injuries from 2001 to 2006. The report also said from 2000 to 2005, unintentional injuries resulted in 73,052 deaths...


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