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Halloween Safety
The most dangerous day of the year for child pedestrians is Halloween. On average, over two times as many child pedestrians die on Halloween compared to other days. Read Halloween safety facts and tips in our infographic. Have a safe and happy Halloween!
Why Car Seats Matter
Is my child in the right car seat? Is it installed correctly? These are questions that many parents struggle to answer. It is also the theme of this year’s Child Passenger Safety Week, which takes place September 14-20th, 2014. Child passenger safety is a critical issue. Motor vehicle-related...
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Boating Safety
In 2013, 560 individuals lost their lives while boating, and 2,620 sustained non-fatal injuries. Forty-nine of those who died and 589 of those who were injured were youth between the ages of 0 and 19 years old. Since 1971, boating deaths have steadily decreased thanks to programs focusing on boater...
The Spike in E-cigarette Poisonings
You've probably heard about E-cigarettes (Electronic cigarettes) through the news or perhaps you've even seen an advertisement with cartoon characters or a celebrity endorsement. There are lots of issues under current discussion - especially around in-door air quality, FDA regulations...
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University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center Develops Parental Guide to Teach Teens About Safe Driving
The University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center partnered with the Blank Children’s Hospital to create Steering Teens Safe, a parent communication and driving supervision program that helps parents motivate their teens to drive safely.
Halloween Safety Infographic
Why Car Seats Matter
Boating Safety Infographic
E-Cigarette Poisoning
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Given the increased awareness of concussion in pediatric athletes and several consensus statements in recent years we wanted to examine the attitudes and practices of pediatricians in regards to...
PURPOSE: To examine the relation between “sexting” (sending and sharing sexual photos online, via text messaging, and in person) with sexual risk behaviors and psychosocial challenge...
Motor vehicle accidents due to prescription drug impairment have increased in the past decade. Typically, impairment is associated with medications causing excessive drowsiness, such as opioids or...
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