Disease & Injury Prevention

Best Ways to Lower the Chance of SIDS

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) weighed in today about baby products that claim to protect babies from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome , or SIDS. SIDS is every new parent’s worst fear—an unexplainable, mysterious disorder that causes the sudden death of children under age 1. Manufacturers have been trying to cash in on that …

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California Outlaws Indoor Tanning for Minors

This week, California became the first state to enact legislation banning indoor tanning for anyone under age 18. Three other states—New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania—are considering similar laws. Senator Ted W. Lieu of Torrance, CA, commented on the new law: “I praise Governor [Jerry] Brown for his courage in taking this much-needed step to …

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International Walk To School Day

International Walk to School Day is Wednesday, October 5, 2011. According to Safe Kids USA, a government site devoted to helping to keep children safe, approximately 13,000 child pedestrians age 14 and younger are injured each year in crashes with motor vehicles. For the twelfth year, Safe Kids and FedEx will team up to teach …

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