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Safety

Every parent wants to protect their children from harm and to keep them safe. We don't want children to suffer any pain, whether it's from a common cold or broken bone.


In an effort to raise parents' awareness about the leading causes of child injury in the United States and how they can be prevented, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched the Protect the Ones You Love initiative.


Parents can play a life-saving role in protecting children from injuries. Protect the Ones You Love is dedicated to sharing information on the important steps parents can take to make a positive difference.


It’s important to take action, because most child injuries can be prevented.


Many people don’t realize it, but the numbers show that:



-- Injuries are the leading cause of death in children ages 19 and younger.


-- Each year, nearly 9 million children aged 0 to 19 years are seen in emergency departments for injuries, and more than 9,000 children die as a result of being injured.


-- Injury treatment is the leading cause of medical spending for children. The estimated annual cost of unintentional child injuries in the United States is nearly $11.5 billion.

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  1. 1. http://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=634Fitango EducationHealth TopicsSafety
  2. 2. 1OverviewEvery parent wants to protect their children fromharm and to keep them safe. We dont wantchildren to suffer any pain, whether its from acommon cold or broken bone.
  3. 3. 2OverviewIn an effort to raise parents awareness about theleading causes of child injury in the United Statesand how they can be prevented, the Centers forDisease Control and Prevention (CDC) haslaunched the Protect the Ones You Love initiative.
  4. 4. 3OverviewParents can play a life-saving role in protectingchildren from injuries. Protect the Ones You Love isdedicated to sharing information on the importantsteps parents can take to make a positivedifference.It’s important to take action, because most childinjuries can be prevented.Many people don’t realize it, but the numbersshow that:
  5. 5. 4Overview-- Injuries are the leading cause of death inchildren ages 19 and younger.-- Each year, nearly 9 million children aged 0 to 19years are seen in emergency departments forinjuries, and more than 9,000 children die as aresult of being injured.
  6. 6. 5Overview-- Injury treatment is the leading cause of medicalspending for children. The estimated annual costof unintentional child injuries in the United Statesis nearly $11.5 billion.
  7. 7. 6Injury and ViolenceViolence and Injuries Affect Everyone
  8. 8. 7Injury and Violence**In the United States..**Nearly 180,000 people die from violence andinjuries each year–nearly 1 person every 3minutes.More than 2.8 million people are hospitalized and29 million people treated in emergency rooms as aresult of violence and injuries each year.
  9. 9. 8Injury and Violence**In the United States..**Violence and injuries cost more than $406 billionin medical care and lost productivity each year.It is likely that you or someone you know has beentouched by violence or injury: A neighborhoodchild killed in a car crash. A friend who committedsuicide. An older relative who fell and suffered abrain injury.
  10. 10. 9Injury and Violence**In the United States..**Violence and injuries affect everyone, regardless ofage, race, or economic status. In the first half oflife, more Americans die from violence andinjuries—such as motor vehicle crashes, falls, orhomicides—than from any other cause, includingcancer, HIV, or the flu.
  11. 11. 10Injury and Violence**In the United States..**And, deaths are only part of the problem. Eachyear, millions of people are injured and survive.They are faced with life-long mental, physical, andfinancial problems.**Prevention Saves Lives**
  12. 12. 11Injury and Violence**In the United States..**Violence and injuries are so common that we oftenaccept them as just part of life. But they can beprevented, and their consequences reduced. Weknow prevention works. For example:Seat belts have saved an estimated 255,000 livesbetween 1975 and 2008.
  13. 13. 12Injury and Violence**In the United States..**School-based programs to prevent violence havebeen shown to cut violent behavior 29% amonghigh school students and 15% across all gradelevels.Ignition interlocks, or in-car breathalyzers, canreduce the rate of re-arrest among driversconvicted of driving while intoxicated by a medianof 67%.
  14. 14. 13Injury and Violence**In the United States..**Tai chi and other exercise programs for older adultshave been shown to reduce falls by as much as halfamong participants.**Injury: A Leading Cause of Death**More people ages 1–44 die from injuries than fromany other cause, including cancer, HIV, or the flu.

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