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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...

2010-05-05 10:15:00

Families in the Tampa Bay area now have an easier way to keep their children safe in and around their home. TAMPA, Fla., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a first aid and CPR instructor, Jane Cook understands the important role prevention plays when it comes to safety. When her granddaughter outgrew her child passenger safety seat, she went in search of a booster seat that would protect her precious cargo while also fitting her budget. Her efforts led her to The Safety Store, the first...

2010-04-21 14:00:00

EDMONTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - The Royal Alexandra Hospital Foundation invites members of the media to attend the inaugural CN Injury Prevention Lecture Series featuring Dr. Louis Francescutti, emergency physician at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and renowned injury prevention speaker. Dr. Francescutti will provide new information and statistics involving young employees and workplace safety. His lecture, Keeping Youth Safe In the Workplace, contains valuable new insight for any...

2010-04-13 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers today announced that it has joined Safe Kids USA and more than 40 other organizations in efforts to increase awareness and urge parents and caregivers to never leave a child alone in a vehicle. In an attempt to make 2010 a year when no more children die from heat stroke by being "forgotten" in a car, safety experts and child advocates remind parents and caregivers to always check for sleeping children...

2010-04-05 15:02:40

Significant increases seen in deaths from falls, motorcycle crashes, machinery use and poisoning The risk of dying from injuries is increasing for Americans ages 65 and older according to a new report from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Center for Injury Research and Policy. The report found significant increases in death rates from falls (42 percent increase), machinery (46 percent increase), motorcycle crashes (145 percent increase) and unintentional poisoning (34...

2010-04-01 06:00:00

Healthcare, Business Leaders and Professional Athletes Join Forces to Help Young Athletes Play Safe and Stay Healthy ROSEMONT, Ill., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, leaders in healthcare, wellness, safety and fitness came together to launch the STOP Sports Injuries campaign. The campaign will educate athletes, parents, trainers, coaches and healthcare providers about the rapid increase in youth sports injuries, the necessary steps to help reverse the trend and the need to keep...


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