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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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2013 Statistics Show Increase in Fatal Overdoses among Pregnant Women, New Mothers DHMH Reaching Out to Providers to Refer Patients at Risk to Treatment | Maryland DHMH
DHMH also is undertaking two innovative pilots to improve substance-use treatment providers’ ability to treat pregnant women.
Halloween Safety Infographic
Why Car Seats Matter
Boating Safety Infographic
E-Cigarette Poisoning
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NFPA released a Halloween fire safety infographic, fact sheets, and learning materials to help keep your little ghosts and goblins safe this Halloween and have some spooky fun, too. Access this...
Partner violence is a pervasive public health concern that has received significant attention over the past three decades. Although a number of studies have reported that college students who are...
Roughly every eight minutes from 2002 through 2012, a child in the U.S. experienced a medication mistake, according to a new study of calls to poison control hotlines. The number and rate of reported...
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