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Little Things That Can Save Your Life:

Protect yourself and your family from preventable injuries.

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The extensive archives of Health Politics with Dr. Mike Magee, a popular weekly Internet-based electronic media program that explores complex issues of health care policy and public health, have been made available to Access Excellence. The topics and materials selected by AE's editors address National Science Education Standards and/or National Health Education Standards, are included in middle and high school science and health curricula, and are of particular relevance to middle and high school teachers and learners.

Little Things That Can Save Your Life (3/28/2007)

Questions answered by this presentation:

  1. How many injuries do Americans experience each year?
  2. What is the difference between an accident and an injury?
  3. What do experts say we need to do to lessen our injury burden?
  4. What are the two main reasons so much death and disability is associated with motor vehicle crashes?
  5. What devices or life style changes might you, your friends or family use to prevent injuries?

Related Links

The Odds of Dying
The National Safety Council gives one year and lifetime odds of dying from any one of many different kinds of accidents or injuries.

What is SafeUSA?
Working together these experts work to strengthen nationwide safety and injury prevention.

Keeping Seniors Safe from Spinal Cord Injuries
Medical News Today reports that the number of spinal cord injuries among seniors has risen dramatically when compared to the same injuries among those who are younger.

Injury: The Invisible Public Health Epidemic
Research!America polls show that many don't know that injury is the number one killer of young Americans.

CDC's Injury Center
A-Z Injury Topics, statistics, fact sheets are posted on this, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site.

Links updated: 15 January 2009
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