Headache, upset stomach, tired, dizzy --sounds like the flu, doesn’t it? But it could be carbon monoxide poisoning.Read More
Why injury? It's this simple: more children die from injuries every year than from the next three leading causes of death combined. Nobody knows this because no one is talking about it. In the U.S., one child dies every hour from an injury that could have been prevented. Around the world, a child dies every 30 seconds as the result of an injury. You don’t need to have a child to know that we can do better.
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We hope every child gets the bike, snowboard, or pony of their dreams—and the right helmet go to go with it.Read More
Last week, I got a text from my mother asking about my Thanksgiving plans. I hadn’t even given it a moment’s thought. I looked at the calendar and wondered aloud, “Where did September and October go?”
Sure enough, it’s that time of year: the six-week stretch of holidays. And with the holidays comes plenty of travel. In my family alone, Thanksgiving requires travel from five different cities in three different states to get to my parents’ home, where we will be celebrating the day. The American Automobile Association estimates nearly 50 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles on the road, in the skies, or on the rails to get to turkey and stuffing. About 90% of these travelers are expected to be in a car, meaning plenty of extra traffic on our streets and highways.
With the vast majority of us hitting the road this Thanksgiving, here are some tips to remember to keep your holiday travel safer for you and your family.
You (or the driver): Get a good night’s sleep. Buckle up and follow all speed limits. Be patient and courteous, and keep an eye out for drunk or erratic drivers. Designate one person in the car to answer your phone, respond to texts, and give driving instructions.
Children: Make sure your children are in the right safety seats and that the seats are installed correctly (see www.safercar.gov for all the info you need, including where to find a professional child passenger safety technician). Check the child passenger safety laws in the states you are traveling—the laws may be different than your home state. Pack plenty of kid-safe, car-friendly games, drinks, and non-perishable snacks for the car.
Teen drivers: Check teen driving laws in the states where you will be traveling. Consider not letting your teen drive at all—increased traffic and potential bad weather can cause major problems for inexperienced drivers.
Your car: Get your vehicle tuned up by a qualified mechanic. Check your emergency kit (or buy one). Pack your car so that packages, luggage, and extra stuff doesn’t fly around if the car suddenly stops.
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New AAP guidelines just in time for National SIDS Awareness Month.Read More
Team Up Day encourages young athletes to look out for each other by reporting the signs of concussion to coaches, parents, and others.Read More
We know Friday night football seems like it’s 100 yards away, but now is the time to think about football helmet safety.Read More
We’re awarding this Round of Applause to Taylor because of his ingenuity, creative thinking, and motivation to take on an issue he saw come up in his everyday life.Read More
Every day in the U.S. a child is hospitalized because they swallowed the contents of a laundry detergent packet.Read More
As your kids start to get outside more and walk to school, friends’ houses, or other locations, it’s a good idea to review some safety rules.Read More
If you have a child or a child visits your house often, here are some easy steps you can take to prevent window falls.Read More
It’s Brain Injury Awareness Month, so we are giving a hearty Round of Applause to the Brain Injury Association of America.Read More
"A change in the sleep cycle during the teenage years makes it very difficult for teens to get a healthy amount of sleep if their school starts early."Read More
Many people have no idea that TV and furniture tip-over injuries are so common.Read More
Food and drinks can be hot enough to cause major injuries to a child.Read More
How can we protect the players while still allowing them to play a sport they love?Read More
Today, we give a Round of Applause to someone who saw a problem and took action. Really, that someone isn’t just one person – it’s two.Read More
Parents may not believe that their children will actually reach for, squeeze, or bite into laundry detergent packets, but yes, it really does happen.Read More
Our action this week asks that you think carefully about safety when pinning crafts, activities, and recipes to your Pinterest board.Read More
It’s National Fire Prevention Week, so End Injury is giving a Round of Applause to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).Read More
Safety isn’t just for people who care about physical health—it’s for people who care about fiscal health, too.Read More