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Safety and Injury Prevention

Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death among children ages 14 and under, according to the National SAFE KIDS campaign. Although this death rate has declined over the years (35 percent between 1987 and 1998), children remain at risk for unintentional injury-related death and disability. Unfortunately, one in every four children each year suffers injuries that are serious enough to require medical attention - this translates into more than 14 million children a year.

Most unintentional injuries occur between May and August and during evening hours, when children are most likely to be unsupervised. Almost half of all unintentional injuries occur in or around the home.

However, unintentional injuries are preventable. With proper education, improvements to the children's environment, enforcement of certain safety legislation and regulations, and community involvement, many injuries can be prevented. In fact, up to 90 percent of unintentional injuries can be prevented.

Listed in the directory below you will find some considerations for safety and injury prevention, for which we have provided a brief overview.

If you cannot find the information in which you are interested, please visit the Pediatrics Online Resources page in this Web site for an Internet/World Wide Web address that may contain additional information on that topic.

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Health and wellness shopping

  • Home Health Medical online store for medical supplies and equipment
  • Wellspring Pharmacy
  • FigLeaf Boutique
  • Jasmine gift shop