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2010-03-24 10:22:00

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. The series, along with safety tips and other important information, is now available at www.safekids.org/specialneeds. See video from Safe Kids USA at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/SafeKids_37320 Comprised of a series of short online videos in English and Spanish, the project...

2009-10-08 05:55:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and System Planning Corporation's TriData division, which specializes in public safety research and consulting, recently completed a three-year study of best fire prevention practices in 10 nations. The study found many practices that have been associated with dramatic reductions in fire deaths and injuries in these nations. These best practices could help reduce fire deaths and...

2009-09-25 12:26:00

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. As part of the National Child Passenger Safety annual initiative, Safe Kids PA has launched a statewide billboard campaign. The "Safety on the Go" campaign encourages parents, grandparents and caregivers to secure children in the appropriate child safety seat. This year's initiative...

2009-09-15 16:27:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe Kids Pennsylvania, PennDOT, Lawrence Chevrolet and Silver Spring Township Police are teaming up for child safety. The organizations are urging parents and caregivers to make sure their child safety seats are properly installed in their vehicles and receive a Child ID kit at a free Child Safety Event on Thursday, September 17. Certified child passenger safety technicians will be available to provide hands-on instruction on...

2009-09-08 14:42:00

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. Each day, 475 Americans die from injuries related to motor vehicle crashes, assaults, fires and other trauma. This results in 170,000 deaths every year, more than twice that from diabetes and more than four times that of breast cancer. The group will run an ad in the September 8th...

2009-09-02 11:08:51

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 Health's Center for Injury Research and Policy. Their analysis found that white women between 45 and 64 years old experienced a 230 percent increase in the rate of poisoning mortality over the study period. White men...

2009-08-24 08:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research published this month in the journal Injury finds that while fatal cervical spine injuries to children in motor vehicle crashes are rare, they are more commonly seen in girls, in children who were restrained in passenger restraints, and in children who also suffered traumatic brain injury due to the crash. Researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, The University of Pennsylvania and Ohio State University Medical...

2009-08-18 15:07:26

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. More than 210,000...

2009-08-06 10:24:02

The study found that parents recognized only 47 percent of the safety hazards placed inside a home setting."While there were no benchmarks to assess whether this is a good or bad rate of recognition, it is concerning if it approximates behavior in real homes," the authors said. "One would hope that parents might recognize all or almost all of the safety hazards present. If they don't recognize hazards, they cannot act for prevention, thus placing their children at risk of serious...

2009-06-25 08:14:00

DETROIT, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wayne County Community College District's (WCCCD) Continuing Education Division presents the 2nd Annual Summer Safety Fair. This event will be held on Friday, June 26, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., at the WCCCD Downtown Campus, located at 1001 W. Fort Street, Detroit, MI. 48226. Nearly 6,000 children are killed and 14 million, or one in four, are unintentionally injured every year according to the National SAFE KIDS Campaign. Although unintentional...


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