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2014-08-13 08:25:37

New survey shows alarming number of athletes injured as a result of dirty play, athletes hiding injuries to stay in the game and parents pressuring coaches to play injured athletes. WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every day, 3,400 children sustain a sports injury severe enough to go to the emergency room. Safe Kids Worldwide, with the support of Johnson & Johnson, conducted a survey of parents, coaches and young athletes to explore how the culture of sports may be...

2014-07-31 12:22:00

After 19 deaths this summer, Safe Kids Worldwide, the General Motors Foundation and OnStar team up for day-long social media campaign to remind families to never leave a child alone in a car WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Safe Kids Worldwide is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the General Motors Foundation and OnStar for today's National Heatstroke Prevention Day, a day-long social media campaign to raise awareness about...

2014-07-28 12:21:59

RICHMOND, Va., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Safe Kids Worldwide and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have teamed up to make July 31, 2014 National Heatstroke Prevention Day. In light of the recent tragedy in Georgia, this nationally recognized day is meant to bring awareness to the dangers of leaving children, pets and adults in hot cars. NHTSA's main message for their heatstroke education campaign is for parents and caregivers to think, "Where's baby? Look...

2014-06-19 23:07:47

This week, two children have died nationwide after being left alone in a hot car. The experts at Dayton Children's Hospital want to remind parents and caregivers to never leave a child alone in a car and to take precautions to ensure it never happens to you. Dayton, Ohio (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 As temperatures continue to rise in the Miami Valley, Dayton Children’s Hospital and Safe Kids Greater Dayton want to remind families to never leave a child alone in the car. This week there...

2014-06-03 08:21:17

In half of fatalities, teen not wearing seat belt; new study explores why WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More teens die in motor vehicle crashes than from any other cause of death, about 2,500 per year. Fatalities are split almost equally between teen drivers (56 percent) and passengers (44 percent). In half of the fatal crashes, the teen was not wearing a seat belt. To develop strategies to drive down the number of teens killed in cars (which claims fully 25 percent of...

2014-05-01 08:21:43

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of the eighth anniversary of Global Youth Traffic Safety Month(®), local youth joined members of the National Transportation Safety Board, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Governors Highway Safety Association, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) and Safe Kids Worldwide today at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to address the issue of road safety...

2014-04-05 23:01:15

With the recent surge in corded window covering related injuries, Select Blinds is teaming up with Safekids.org and Safe Kids Day on April 5th, 2014 to increase awareness and save lives. To further help those with corded window coverings, Select Blinds is also offering free cord cleats to all consumers that want to make their homes safer for young children. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) April 05, 2014 Select Blinds and child safety efforts have always been closely linked. The best way to keep...

2014-03-13 08:27:55

Safe Kids Worldwide Issues Alert: 3 out of 4 ER Visits for Medicine Poisoning are due to Kids Getting into Parents' or Grandparents' Medicine WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Safe Kids Worldwide released a new research report identifying new insights into why kids are getting into medicine nearly 500,000 times per year. Every minute of every day, a poison control center receives a call about a potential medicine poisoning for a child age five and under. And 64,000...

2014-01-30 23:04:41

Children's Specialized Hospital Safe Kids Urges Parents to Take Easy Safety Measures to Protect Their Children Mountainside, NJ (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 The New Jersey Department of Health found that TV and furniture tip-overs claimed the lives of 4 children, sent over 1,600 children to the emergency room and hospitalized 10 more in New Jersey last year. Kendell Baker, from East Orange, NJ, was one of those kids and suffered a traumatic brain injury after a TV on a dresser fell on...

2014-01-28 08:37:04

On National TV Safety Day, Recycle Old TVs to Keep Kids Safe from TV Tip-Overs WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every 45 minutes here in the United States, a child is rushed to the emergency room for injuries caused by televisions that are not appropriately secured. To help prevent these TV tip-overs, Safe Kids Worldwide is launching National TV Safety Day on February 1, 2014, the day before Super Bowl XLVIII. As families prepare for this must see event, National TV Safety Day...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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