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A Leading Cause of Toy-Linked Injuries in Kids | Web MD
A new study found that about 3.3 million children with toy-related injuries were treated in ERs between 1990 and 2011, and the toy-related injury rate rose nearly 40 percent during that time.
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Preventing E-Cigarette Poisoning among Children and Youth
On December 11, 2014, CSN hosted a webinar focused on e-cigarette poisoning among children and youth. According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, the number of cases managed by Poison Control Centers involving e-cigarettes containing nicotine rose dramatically from about 270 in...
Tips for Choosing Safe Toys for Children this Holiday Season
With Hanukah starting on November 27 and Black Friday creeping into Thanksgiving Day in many states this year, the holiday shopping season is in full swing. Stores and toy manufacturers offer an overwhelming selection of options in a competition to have the hottest toy of the season. When shopping...
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Innovative Practices in Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention
Each year, more than one million youth ages 0 through 19 sustain a non-fatal traumatic brain injury (TBI) (NEISS; NEISS –AIP 2007-2009). With the passage of legislation in all states and the District of Columbia to prevent and manage youth sports concussions, awareness of TBI is on the rise....
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First Child's Death from Liquid Nicotine Reported as 'Vaping' Gains Popularity | ABC
A toddler from upstate New York could be the first child to die from liquid nicotine, the substance used in e-cigarettes, poisoning in the U.S., concerning health officials as e-cigarettes continue to rise in popularity...
Toys and Injuries: Mini-Infographic
E-Cig Poisoning Webinar
Blog: Holiday Toy Safety
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Nine in 10 primary care physicians say that prescription drug abuse is a moderate or big problem in their communities and nearly half say they are less likely to prescribe opioids to treat pain...
More than 16 million children age 17 and under live in the District of Columbia and 10 states that allow them to buy e-cigarettes legally, according to a report released Thursday by the Centers for...
Restricting the number of locations where alcohol can be sold in a community may help reduce domestic violence, researchers say. The team at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
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