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Secure pesticides and chemicals during Poison Prevention Week

Thousands of kids exposed to toxins each year
March 20, 2013

This is National Poison Prevention Week, and the EPA is using the occasion to remind parents to secure pesticides and other household chemicals in locked cabinets out of the reach of children.


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CDC reports 60 percent increase in emergency room visits for mild traumatic brain injury suffered by the young

February 5, 2013

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Injury Center:

Appropriate diagnosis and management of children and teens with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), including concussion, can help safeguard the health of young Americans.


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Kids’ health and the environment: progress in some areas, but…

January 30, 2013

A report on the health of children as it relates to the environment shows that fewer U.S. children are being exposed to lead, tobacco smoke and air pollution, but more are developing asthma.


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Distracted walking a big danger, too

Many pedestrians hit by cars are distracted by mobile devices
October 5, 2012

Pediatricians are being urged to advise parents and patients about pedestrian safety by the authors of a new study showing that child pedestrians are often hit by cars because they are distracted by mobile devices, such as MP3 players and cell phones.


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Too many kids in cars still not in safety restraints

August 14, 2012

Despite the fact that car crashes are the leading cause of death for children older than three years in the U.S. and send more than 140,000 children to the emergency room each year, new research has found that low proportions of U.S. children are using age-appropriate safety restraints and many are placed at risk by riding in the front seat.


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Protective eyewear can ward off injuries in young athletes

Doctors warn of spike in sports-related eye injuries with start of training season
July 30, 2012

With the summer drawing to an end and the school year around the corner, pediatric eye specialists at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and The Wilmer Eye Institute are sounding the alarm on a preventable yet all too common occurrence — sports-related eye injuries.


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U.S. infant mortality rate drops

July 17, 2012

The infant mortality rate, the preterm birth rate, and the adolescent birth rate all continued to decline, average mathematics scores increased for 4th and 8th grade students, the violent crime victimization rate among youth fell, as did the percentage of young children living in a home where someone smoked, according to the federal government’s annual statistical report on the well-being of the nation's children and youth.


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Obama admin announces plan to close racial, ethnic gap on asthma

Minority children have double the incidence
June 7, 2012

With asthma rates much higher among low-income minority families, the Obama administration has announced a Coordinated Federal Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Asthma Disparities.
 


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Lead gets a new label from CDC

Funding for lead poisoning prevention nearly eliminated
May 29, 2012

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that it is accepting its advisory committee’s recommendation to redefine the level at which children are considered to have too much lead in their blood and to focus the nation’s attention on preventing lead exposure.


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Hand Safety: Watch out for that lawnmower

May 23, 2012

Each year, more than 74,000 small children, adolescents and adults are injured by rotary, hand and riding power mowers due to improper handling.


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