Posts Categorized: Injury Prevention

Fun in the Snow!

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It’s coming – and soon everyone will be hitting the slopes and hills for skiing, snowboarding, and sledding. This is the time of year when so many long lasting memories are made; let’s make them all great by remembering these safety tips: Ski & Snowboard Never ski or snowboard alone. If a problem comes up,… Read more »

Carbon Monoxide Safety

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Autumn is here and the cool evenings mean it’s time to turn on the furnaces. This is a great time to talk about carbon monoxide safety. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, tasteless, colorless gas which can cause illness or death any time a fossil fuel is burned (gasoline, natural gas, wood, oil, propane or… Read more »

Teen Driver Safety Week

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National Teen Driver Safety week begins on October 16, 2016. Due to stronger and more effective graduated driver licensing laws and an increased awareness of the risks to teen drivers, we have seen about a 50 percent decrease in teen driver fatalities over the past 10 years. Unfortunately, motor vehicle crashes are still the leading… Read more »

Top 5 Tips for New Parents During Baby Safety Month

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  September is Baby Safety Month, so the Injury Prevention Department here at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC wants to remind all parents and caregivers to take this time to create safe environments for their new babies. Babies less than one have a higher rate of unintentional injury-related deaths than older children. Suffocation, motor… Read more »

New Help for Parents: The Ultimate Car Seat Guide

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Are you an expecting parent trying to figure out what car seat to buy for your new baby? Are you bewildered by how to properly install the car seat? Then the Ultimate Car Seat Guide is the answer for you. With more than 2,600 children under 13 involved in a car crash every day, or… Read more »