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drowning prevention

Cell Phone Distraction Can Contribute to Pediatric Drowning

August 23, 2018
We know that distracted driving can result in crashes and injuries. However, there is some recent evidence demonstrating that distractions, namely from cell phone use, can contribute to another highly prevalent childhood injury: drowning.

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Flashback Friday- Summertime Safety

June 22, 2018
With summer now in full swing, we wanted to use today's flashback Friday post to look back at some of our previous summertime safety posts.

Disparities in Drowning: Swimming a Joy for Some, Deadly for Others

June 17, 2014
Each year, 4,000 die from drowning in the US. Many could be prevented through providing basic swimming instruction to at-risk groups that are described in a recent CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Can we teach a generation to swim and break the cycle?

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Trends in Child Injury: An Article Review

September 24, 2013

I recently came across a new review article on child injury prevention by Drs. Brian Johnston and Beth Ebel at University of Washington. In it, they describe that although overall unintentional injury death among US children aged 0-19 years in 2000-2009 fell by 30%, there is still much work to be done.

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