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2011-03-21 11:29:00

CAMP HILL, Pa., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe Kids Pennsylvania wholeheartedly endorses the newest child passenger safety recommendations developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The policy statement is clear and concise as it encourages slowing the transition from one child restraint type to the next. It does this with five recommendations: All infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing car safety seat until they are 2 years of age or until they reach the...

2011-03-02 20:41:41

The risk and nature of injury in the sport of boxing has generated a great deal of controversy in the medical community, especially in relation to youth boxing. A new study, conducted by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, examined boxing injuries among participants 6 years of age and older from 1990 to 2008. During the 19-year study period, an average of 8,700 boxing injuries were treated in United States...

2011-02-09 08:00:00

Partners with American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) to Conduct Research Study Aimed at Injury Prevention MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USA Cheer, the national governing body (NGB) for all forms of cheerleading, today launched the USA Cheer Safety Council to raise the awareness of cheerleading safety and education, address misconceptions about injuries, and provide data to ensure proper training of athletes. (Logo:...

2011-02-03 19:09:00

Despite decrease, an average of over 15,000 cases are treated in US emergency departments each year Mountain biking, also known as off-road biking, is a great way to stay physically active while enjoying nature and exploring the outdoors. The good news is that mountain biking-related injuries have decreased. A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital found the number of mountain bike-related...

2011-01-27 15:33:43

Researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital examined running-related injuries among children and adolescents 6 to 18 years old and found that an estimated 225,344 cases were treated in U.S. emergency departments from 1994 through 2007, for an average of more than 16,000 each year.  During the 14-year study period, the annual number of running-related injuries increased 34 percent.  According to the study,...

2010-10-12 09:38:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Safe Kids USA (http://www.safekids.org) has announced the launch of a new educational effort aimed at helping parents, coaches and athletes reduce the more than 3.5 million injuries that occur in youth sports every year in the United States.(1) The nationwide initiative is the latest focus area for Safe Kids USA and its 600 coalitions, which also works to prevent unintentional childhood injury in other areas including drowning, car accidents and poison...

2010-08-25 10:37:00

Cost amounts to nearly $500 for each U.S. licensed driver in one year ATLANTA, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a one-year period, the cost of medical care and productivity losses associated with injuries from motor vehicle crashes exceeded $99 billion - with the cost of direct medical care accounting for $17 billion, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The total annual cost amounts to nearly $500 for each licensed driver in the United States,...

2010-08-19 07:07:00

WAYNE, N.J., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Babies"R"Us® today announced that it has expanded its partnership with the Home Safety Council, the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to preventing home-related injuries, to raise awareness about accidental infant and child injury. This comprehensive baby safety awareness campaign includes the launch of a new, dedicated microsite, Babiesrus.com/HomeSafety, designed to provide accessible information that addresses...

2010-07-19 12:39:06

The jury is still out on the effectiveness of prevention programs for knee injuries in young athletes, according to a study presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Better designed research studies are needed before it can be determined that ACL and knee injuries can be prevented with specialized training programs, the study noted. "There is evidence that injury prevention programs may reduce the risk of some knee injuries, but additional...

2010-05-10 12:30:00

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The late Charles Y. Warner, former senior engineer with Collision Safety Engineering, and David C. Viano, a principal of ProBiomechanics, LLC, have been awarded the SAE International Arnold W. Siegel International Transportation Safety Award. The awards were presented during the SAE 2010 World Congress, held this past April in Detroit. Mr. Warner's son, Mark Warner, accepted the award on behalf of his father. Established in 1987, the...