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2009-10-05 13:40:11

Injury is the leading cause of death for children over the age of 1 in industrialized countries and improving the safety of the manmade (built) environment will benefit children's health, according to an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/press/cmaj080162.pdf www.cmaj.ca. Injury accounts for about 40% of childhood deaths in industrialized countries and is even higher in developing countries. It often involves failure to negotiate a manmade environment....

2009-09-22 07:33:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) has recognized CVS Caremark for its partnership with Boundless Playgrounds, Inc. to build inclusive playgrounds for children of all abilities throughout the country. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) "This year has truly brought home the fact that none of us can solve problems alone, but together we can make a difference," said BCLC Vice President...

2009-09-04 18:01:05

Holding a child in your lap while going down a playground slide could increase the risk the child will suffer a broken leg, doctors in Mineola, N.Y., warn. Many parents think it is actually safer to hold their toddler while going down a playground slide, but this study may prove otherwise, Dr. John Gaffney, an orthopedic surgeon, said of Winthrop University Hospital's findings. During 11 months of study, doctors at Winthrop found 13.8 percent of tibia fractures in children occurred while...

2009-07-13 08:11:00

WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents have less disposable income for children's play-related activities because of the economy and funding for Parks and Recreation departments nationwide continues to dwindle during a time when 82 percent of parents believe kids don't spend enough time playing outside.^ Despite these challenges, 93 communities across the nation have taken innovative approaches to make play a priority to ensure their children have the time and space they...

2009-06-22 22:47:14

Sixty-nine percent of U.S. children in the lowest income bracket don't have access to a community playground, a survey indicates. KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to bringing play back into the lives of children, commissioned the survey conducted by Harris Interactive of 1,677 parents with children between the ages of 2-12. The group says U.S. children experience a national play deficit because they don't have enough time and space to play every day. The survey found 59 percent of...

2009-05-21 09:39:00

The $740,000 signature playground in Dorchester allows for inclusive play for all children BOSTON, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Parks and Recreation Department, CVS Caremark, and Boundless Playgrounds announce today the grand opening of a new playground at Harambee Park in Dorchester, Mass. that provides access for children of all abilities to play together. Construction of the playground is funded in part by a $250,000 grant from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, along with $490,000...

2009-04-15 09:10:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) is reminding parents and caregivers of the importance of providing safe play environments during National Playground Safety Week (April 19-25). IPEMA's playground safety experts have compiled a list of helpful hints to help safely maximize their child's experience on the playground -- to help take advantage of the many benefits of play. (Photo:...

2009-03-23 10:10:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two-time "Dancing with the Stars" champion and Mercury Nashville recording artist Julianne Hough has partnered up with KaBOOM!, a national non-profit, to map and rate playspaces everywhere online. Once it has this comprehensive user-generated playground audit, KaBOOM! will know which areas of the country have a great place for kids to play every day and which areas fall short. Toward this end, Julianne will donate $1 to select charities every...

2009-03-21 17:00:00

- Dodge donates playspace in honor of Los Angeles County Firefighter Robert Nowaczyk, winner of the Ram Challenge - Nowaczyk joins more than 200 volunteers from The Chrysler Foundation, the Boys & Girls Club, Fireman's Brew, organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the local community to assemble a new playground at the Club in less than eight hours on build day - Volunteers haul more than 61,560 square feet of mulch and mix more than 14,880 pounds of concrete by hand - Playground...

2009-02-24 09:00:00

6,000 square feet in just one day NORTH LAS VEGAS, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every child deserves a great place to play and the children of North Las Vegas will receive just that -- a playground built from the hard work of caring volunteers. On Tuesday, February 24, 2009, hundreds of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' members and their families, community volunteers, orthopaedic nurses and Academy industry partners and related organizations are gathering from 9 a.m. to...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.