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2012-08-09 10:20:49

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A five-month-old boy from Tennessee was the eighth child to die from heatstroke in a vehicle in the past seven days, bringing this year's total deaths to 23. Safe Kids Worldwide is issuing a national alert to stop these heartbreaking and entirely preventable tragedies. "Whether you are a parent, caregiver or just a concerned bystander, you can help save lives," says Kate Carr, President and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide. "We are urging everyone to ACT:...

2012-07-24 14:22:05

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The SnowSport Safety Foundation (SSF) announced today that it sent to California mountain resorts the "first of its kind" survey to gather information on family safety and injury prevention policies and practices. Snow sports are a popular source of family recreation with many resorts actively marketing to families and yet, unfortunately, there continue to be a number of deaths and serious injuries occurring every year to children and...

2012-06-06 21:32:04

Road traffic crashes kill more than 1.2 million people each year, with 90 percent of those fatalities occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Yet despite a growing body of data to support effective and proven interventions, proportional funding for implementation in developing countries has not been forthcoming, leaving a gap between evidence and action. A new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg...

2012-05-22 06:22:36

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a new report, The Facts Hurt: A State-By-State Injury Prevention Policy Report, 24 states scored a five or lower on a set of 10 key indicators of steps states can take to prevent injuries. Two states, California and New York, received the highest score of nine out of a possible 10, while two states scored the lowest, Montana and Ohio, with two out of 10. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100204/TFAHLOGO) Injuries - including...

2012-05-17 23:12:36

Author David Brown helps women understand and prevent common medical issues SHERWOOD PARK, Alberta (PRWEB) May 18, 2012 David Brown is an experienced medical doctor, and has been offering his advice to patients for years. Now he brings his wisdom to even more people in his new book For the Health of a Woman & the Story of One Tree Hill (published by Trafford Publishing), a collection of advice offering an education on preventing illness and injury. In For the Health of a Woman & the...

2012-04-28 02:20:07

Brain Injury Prevention in Team Sports in Canada TORONTO, April 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - ThinkFirst Pensez d'Abord Canada hosts a free lecture and workshop with keynote speaker Matt Dunigan. "ThinkFirst Canada is honored to have Matt Dunigan speaking up for child and youth health in team sport. Canada can and must do a better job at protecting our greatest resource, our children, by reducing the burden of head and brain injuries like concussion" said Rebecca Nesdale-Tucker, Executive...

2012-04-19 10:21:03

Primary seat belt laws mean even high-risk teens stay buckled up into adulthood PHILADELPHIA, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While most teens do buckle up when driving, new research shows that novice teen drivers who live in states with so-called "secondary enforcement" seat belt laws are less likely to use the life-saving devices than those in "primary enforcement" states. The research, conducted by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm®, is...

2012-04-19 06:26:24

TORONTO, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - ThinkFirst Canada is thrilled to announce Matt Dunigan, legendary CFL quarterback, as Keynote Speaker for the 2012 Lectureship and as Spokesperson for their head injury prevention and concussion programs. Dunigan, as a sports concussion survivor and injury prevention advocate, will relay his personal experiences with sports concussions as both a player and parent. Dunigan's keynote highlights the April 28(th) workshop, titled "Head Injury...

2012-04-17 23:00:24

The death rate due to unintentional injuries decreased by nearly 30% in the past decade according to CDC Vital Signs Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 17, 2012 Unintentional injuries to children and teens aged 0 to 19 are preventable, yet more than 9,000 children and teens died from injuries in the U.S. in 2009 according to CDC´s Vital Signs released today. Car crashes, suffocation, drowning, poisoning, fires, and falls are some of the most common ways children are hurt or killed. The number...

CDC Report Highlights Decrease In Children’ Deaths By Unintentional Injury
2012-04-17 06:15:56

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A new Vital Signs report from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that 9,000 children died due to unintentional injury in 2009. Though this number is quite high, it is still an improvement from previous years. The research by the CDC found that the death rates from unintentional injuries among children and adolescents decreased by almost 30 percent from 2000 to 2009. The CDC Vitals Report appears monthly in the CDC journal Morbidity...