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2009-08-18 15:07:26

Injury costs from falls, traffic, drowning, suicide or violence cost Canadians $18 billion annually, or $545 for each man, woman and child, researchers say. The report, released by Smartrisk, says injuries remain the leading cause of death for Canadians from 1 to 44, taking the lives of 13,667 people in 2004. The report shows the human toll as well -- another 5,023 individuals were permanently and totally disabled and 62,563 were left with a permanent, partial disability.

2009-08-06 10:24:02

The study found that parents recognized only 47 percent of the safety hazards placed inside a home setting.

2009-06-25 08:14:00

DETROIT, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wayne County Community College District's (WCCCD) Continuing Education Division presents the 2nd Annual Summer Safety Fair. This event will be held on Friday, June 26, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., at the WCCCD Downtown Campus, located at 1001 W.

2009-06-04 11:57:00

Area sixth, seventh and eighth graders present seat belt safety messages for a chance to record at a real studio, and make debuts on 96.5 KISS-FM, Nickelodeon or area billboards.

2009-05-22 23:08:19

Four health interventions before a U.S. child is age 5 could save society up to $65 billion in future healthcare costs, researchers estimate. Dr.

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.

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?

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.

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.


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