Latest Injury prevention Stories
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.
NEW YORK, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Safe Kids USA has partnered with MetLife Foundation to produce an online video series that will help parents and caregivers prevent unintentional injury to children with special needs.
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Billboards Remind Parents to Buckle Up Kids Every Trip, Every Time HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe Kids Pennsylvania wants to make sure the state's youngest travelers stay safe.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe Kids Pennsylvania, PennDOT, Lawrence Chevrolet and Silver Spring Township Police are teaming up for child safety.
BALTIMORE, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A group of 18 research centers, professional organizations and advocacy groups have joined together to urge Congress to include injury prevention in health care reform.
While the total mortality rate from unintentional injury increased in the U.S. by 11 percent between 1999 and 2005, far larger increases were seen in some subgroups analyzed by age, race, ethnicity and type of injury by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Healthâ€™s Center for Injury Research and Policy.
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.
The study found that parents recognized only 47 percent of the safety hazards placed inside a home setting.
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