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Riskiest spots for pedestrians and cyclists get new rules in road-safety plan | Toronto Star

Riskiest spots for pedestrians and cyclists get new rules in road-safety plan | Toronto Star | Children's Safety Advocates | Scoop.it
Critic wishes strategy aimed at protecting pedestrians, cyclists were implemented citywide.
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Walkers, bikers, drivers: Can they co-exist?

Walkers, bikers, drivers: Can they co-exist? | Children's Safety Advocates | Scoop.it
Bicyclists and others could have an easier time navigating the city's streets. Common Council members recently discussed a policy called Complete Streets, which was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2011.
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FACTS urges safety over substances this prom season

FACTS urges safety over substances this prom season | Children's Safety Advocates | Scoop.it
Junior prom was part of the discussion when The Scituate FACTS Coalition (Families, Adolescents and Communities Together against Substances) hosted a recent talk about teen brain development and substance misuse. With the prom coming soon (Friday, May 6), class advisors, Samantha Lesniack and Mike Matisoff, held a meeting to outline the rules and expectations for the evening. Over the years, Scituate High School has enacted policies intended to keep children safe during prom and
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Florida ranked among worst for road safety

Florida ranked among worst for road safety | Children's Safety Advocates | Scoop.it
Florida is being ranked among the worst states in the nation when it comes to highway safety.According to a recently published report by the group Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Florida is lacking when it comes to roadway safety laws.We don't hav
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Don't get burned - Campaign looks beyond threat of fire

Don't get burned - Campaign looks beyond threat of fire | Children's Safety Advocates | Scoop.it
Fire isn't the only thing that burns. The Omaha Professional Fire Fighters Association is raising community awareness through a new education campaign on ways to prevent scalding from hot liquids and steam.
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Public health debate over dangerous e-cigarettes

Public health debate over dangerous e-cigarettes | Children's Safety Advocates | Scoop.it
The degree of concern over increased marketing of e-cigarettes depends on how concerned people are over the potential health risks — and there’s a lot of tension in that debate.
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Kids And Concussion: Wear A Helmet, Act As If You're Not

Kids And Concussion: Wear A Helmet, Act As If You're Not | Children's Safety Advocates | Scoop.it
Many often associate concussion with contact sports like football. But Dr. Benjamin Newman, a neurosurgeon with Methodist Health System, says a blow to the
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Keeping Kids Fit: Don’t let fear of concussion sideline your kids

Keeping Kids Fit: Don’t let fear of concussion sideline your kids | Children's Safety Advocates | Scoop.it
One of the most common questions concussion experts are currently being asked by parents is: “Should I keep my kids in sports?”
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O.C. investing in traffic safety

O.C. investing in traffic safety | Children's Safety Advocates | Scoop.it
Opinion: O.C. investing in traffic safety | county, orange, transportation, plan, communities, million, health, projects, streets, people
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Bad-Weather Bicycling: 4 Tips to Stay Warm, Safe, and Dry

Bad-Weather Bicycling: 4 Tips to Stay Warm, Safe, and Dry | Children's Safety Advocates | Scoop.it
This winter, bike more comfortably whether in rain, snow, or just frigid temperatures.
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Tackling the issue of sports-related head injuries

Tackling the issue of sports-related head injuries | Children's Safety Advocates | Scoop.it
In a Six Nations rugby game early this year, Wales winger George North had two head clashes in the match against England but continued playing and was then knocked unconscious while playing for Northampton in a club game against Wasps. North said of his injuries: “In my day-to-day life I take an absolute beating and then if I can’t wash some dishes then something’s not quite right.” The accidents highlighted the importance of player welfare in the sport. Experts say rugby-related head injuries are on the rise and it can lead to associated traumatic brain injury (TBI). With the annual Rugby 7s on this weekend, it is important to be reminded of the risks and long-term effects of high-impact sports to health. According to statistics, TBI is the leading cause of death in the US of people under 45 and survivors are often left with life-long symptoms. A head trauma crisis in the American National Football League is also the topic of upcoming movie ‘Concussion’, starring Will Smith. Dr Erik Matser, clinical neuropsychologist at the German Neuroscience Centre in Dubai, says there are no official statistics of TBI in the UAE yet because not all cases are reported and there is a lack of awareness about its consequences. But he lists the most dangerous sports for head injuries as boxing, kick boxing, MMA and contact sports such as football and rugby. “Dubai has a very active sports scene, but protective measures are not commonly known. These most likely contribute to a high rate of sports-related head injuries here in the country.” He says industry awareness is needed: “There is a common misconception that mild brain injury complaints will resolve naturally over time, but this is usually not the case, and recovering from brain damage is a highly complex process where early intervention is paramount. “Coaches should follow a mandatory course in ‘knowing your injury’ “Concussions should have a prominent spot in this course. Awareness of balance problems after a hit, dizziness, feeling giddy, lightheaded, slow thinking are signs for direct removal from the pitch and no contact sport for the next weeks.” If this happens, Matser recommends: “Remove players from the field, there are sensitive sideline tests available to test if someone has a concussion. If there is concussion, the player should not play for six weeks and will not take part in training sessions with the risk of contact.” He adds TBI often occurs off the playing field too. “An old study at Al Ain Hospital found the most common cause of head injury was road traffic collision [67.1 per cent], followed by falls [11.9 per cent] as the second most common. In just the first three months of 2015, 1,684 injuries and 147 deaths occurred due to road accidents. Whiplash and concussion are the most common injuries caused by traffic accidents and the number of unregistered concussions in UAE will be extremely high,” he says. Matser says although injuries are part of any sport, there are ways to avoid head traumas. “Prevent rough play; do not play on when you are concussed. It is very important that after a concussion a neuropsychological evaluation is carried out. This gives you information about the severity of symptoms related to the concussion. “Furthermore, the neuropsychologist can give you the proper treatment on how to recover quickly and without residual symptoms, if possible. Like physiotherapy for muscles, the neuropsychologist is working to make you cognitive functions better.” glaiza@7days.ae
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Middle School students pedal their way to fitness and safety

Middle School students pedal their way to fitness and safety | Children's Safety Advocates | Scoop.it
LA CENTER – Middle school students in the La Center School District are taking physical education into the real world thanks to a state-funded grant that purchased 50 bicycles and a bicycle trailer for the district’s new bike safety class.
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Middlesex County students honored as safety ambassadors

Edison High School senior Vivian Odubanjo, 18, became a safety ambassador to amp up her college applications
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'Buyer beware': Hidden dangers of vitamins and supplements

'Buyer beware': Hidden dangers of vitamins and supplements | Children's Safety Advocates | Scoop.it
Troubling questions are raised about the quality and safety of vitamins and dietary supplements after a joint investigation, with claims some products could be doing more harm than good.
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Somerton Town Council slams revised Cartway Lane plans over child and pedestrian safety worries

Somerton Town Council slams revised Cartway Lane plans over child and pedestrian safety worries | Children's Safety Advocates | Scoop.it
SOMERTON Town Council has rejected revised plans for a major development at Cartway Lane, citing concerns over child and pedestrian safety.

At a packed meeting at Edgar Hall yesterda
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Pedestrian safety needed

Pedestrian safety needed | Children's Safety Advocates | Scoop.it
In 2014, the Warrensburg City Council unanimously passed a resolution recognizing the importance of safe pedestrian and walking infrastructures within the community. The document concluded with the following commitments...
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Couple charged with child abuse after 3-month-old twin injured

Couple charged with child abuse after 3-month-old twin injured | Children's Safety Advocates | Scoop.it
A Connelly Springs couple has been charged with child abuse after investigators said one of their 3-month-old twin boys suffered a traumatic brain injury.
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The Robotic, Self-installing Car Seat from 4moms Makes Safety Simple

The Robotic, Self-installing Car Seat from 4moms Makes Safety Simple | Children's Safety Advocates | Scoop.it
4mom's new self-installing car seat takes the guesswork out of the process that leaves three out of every four seats improperly installed.
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Safety While Riding a Bike in Winter Months

Safety While Riding a Bike in Winter Months | Children's Safety Advocates | Scoop.it
Some sports, you may consider to just be seasonal, intended only for when the weather is nice outside. However, you can actually continue your bike riding into the winter months.
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Hoverboards were most popular Christmas gift this year and most dangerous

Hoverboards were most popular Christmas gift this year and most dangerous | Children's Safety Advocates | Scoop.it
Residents have probably recently noticed a number of people gliding down Aiken County sidewalks on hoverboards.
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Football player surprises girl with cerebral palsy, autism as date to 21st birthday party

Football player surprises girl with cerebral palsy, autism as date to 21st birthday party | Children's Safety Advocates | Scoop.it
"I just like to think of myself as a normal guy," Kuechly said. "But if I can go down there and make her happy for her birthday, makes it fun and worth it."
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Redding Police recognized by AAA

Redding Police recognized by AAA | Children's Safety Advocates | Scoop.it
AAA recently recognized the Redding Police Department and one of its officers. The department won the Silver Award for its traffic safety programs, including active occupant safety, distracted driving and DUI enforcement programs and a bicycle safety awareness program.
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Georgia high school student with cerebral palsy signs wrestling scholarship - University Chronicle

Georgia high school student with cerebral palsy signs wrestling scholarship - University Chronicle | Children's Safety Advocates | Scoop.it
For Georgia high schooler and St. Cloud State wrestling recruit Devon Berry, his entire life has been one of persistence and determination. Cerebral palsy..
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Perseverance pays off for grappler with CP.

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Liberty student pens children's book about traumatic brain injury

Liberty student pens children's book about traumatic brain injury | Children's Safety Advocates | Scoop.it
As a teenager, Jessica Crews couldn’t explain why she so easily could remember the lyrics of her favorite songs but not what she had learned in class earlier in the day.
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