Posts Categorized: Injury Prevention

Stress Relief for Parents

We all carry some amount of stress every day in our life no matter who we are.  For many, the HOURS spent with family members during the holidays are pure stress, the bills continue to stack up, there’s no money between paychecks, and your work life balance is overwhelming. Sound familiar? No matter our stress… Read more »

Fun in the Snow!

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

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

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

  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 »