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2012-03-12 21:12:42

Every six minutes, a child younger than 5 years of age is treated in a U.S. emergency department for a stair-related injury A new study by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children´s Hospital found that from 1999 through 2008, more than 93,000 children younger than 5 years of age were treated in U.S. emergency departments for stair-related injuries. On average, this equates to a child younger than 5 years of age being...

2012-03-09 10:25:21

In study with rural Alaska Native people, gun cabinets reduce unlocked guns in homes Installing a gun cabinet dramatically reduces unlocked guns and ammunition in the home, according to a study in rural Alaska villages where the residents are primarily Alaska Native people. Group Health Research Institute Senior Investigator David Grossman, MD, MPH, led the research, which the American Journal of Public Health e-published on March 8. Dr. Grossman is also a pediatrician and medical director...

2012-02-22 17:05:00

Personal Injury Raleigh NC is a new Raleigh-based organization dedicated to preventing, understanding, and effectively coping with personal injuries. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 22, 2012 Wake County residents, rejoice — there's a new, modern, consolidated, and reliable source of information on North Carolina personal injury treatment, physical therapy recommendations, injury statistics, and more available at http://personalinjuryraleighnc.org. Personal Injury Raleigh NC is an...

Distracted Walking Can Be Dangerous
2012-01-17 12:42:54

Do you ever wear your headphones on the go, listening to your favorite music on your iPhone or your MP3 player, and unaware to the world around you? Well if you do, then you should read this: According to a new US study, serious accidents involving pedestrians wearing headphones connected to their personal mobile devices such as iPods, have tripled over the past six years. An increase in the use of headphones while walking in the street has led to the dramatic rise in the number of...

Water Safety Efforts For Children Decreases Drowning Incidents
2012-01-16 10:46:55

Education campaigns aimed at reducing drowning by children are paying off. In 1993, public health officials estimated 3,623 kids and teens aged 19 and under were admitted to the hospital after almost drowning. In 2008, only 1,781 children were admitted for the same reason. “We found a significant decline in the rate of pediatric drowning hospitalizations, which is consistent with documented decreases in pediatric deaths from drowning,” said Stephen Bowman, from the Johns...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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