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2012-04-20 10:27:35

Since 1992, the government's Back-to-Sleep Campaign has encouraged parents to place infants on their backs to sleep. Still, more than 4,500 infants die unexpectedly during sleep each year in the United States. Now, a University of Missouri injury prevention researcher says that safe, separate sleep environments for infants are critical to preventing sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUIDs). "Many of these SUIDs are due to unsafe sleep environments, and these deaths are totally preventable,"...

2011-04-29 22:52:52

Perception of "Ëœtragic, freak accidents' undermine efforts to improve caregiving, protect kids Patricia Schnitzer, associate professor in the MU Sinclair School of Nursing, says that most unintentional child injury deaths of young children result from inadequate supervision or failure to protect children from harm. Although injuries to children may be unintentional, they can be prevented and should not be considered accidents. "Persistent references to tragic, freak, and horrible...

2009-02-20 12:49:44

 There are approximately 7.1 million injury-related emergency department (ED) visits by children younger than 15 in the United States annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In a new study, researchers from two universities, including the University of Missouri, found that young children with multiple injury-related ED visits are more likely to have been reported to Child Protective Services (CPS) than children with only one visit. The researchers say the...

2005-11-07 13:26:21

Young children who live in households with one or more unrelated adults are nearly 50 times as likely to die from an inflicted injury, usually being shaken or struck, as children living with two biologic parents, report researchers from the University of Missouri-Columbia and the University of Chicago in the November 2005 issue of the journal Pediatrics. Contrary to common perception, households with a single parent and no other adults had no increased risk of fatal injury. In this study of...


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