Younger Americans die earlier and live in poorer health than their counterparts in 16 other developed countries, according to a new analysis of health and longevity in the United States.
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Susan Baker has saved thousands of lives in her career by starting with a simple question: What is killing us?
Quiet achiever: From aviation and flight safety, through pedestrian, vehicular (seat belts, child safety seats, alcohol, speeding), and bike (helmets) safety, child injuries, workplace safety, falls, water, and fires, this inspirational woman influenced the thinking of legislators and policy makers, changing the focus from disease prevention to proactive health promoting measures, educating further generations to continue her legacy and governments to establish injury surveillance policy and agencies, in so doing saving innumerable lives worldwide.
Genital injuries send thousands to emergency care each year:
'The types of injuries [also] differed by age and sex. Men were injured the most, accounting for about two thirds of the emergency room visits.
Sporting items were the most common cause of injuries among people of all ages. These included bicycles as well as basketball, soccer, football and baseball equipment.
Breyer said one example of damage from a sporting item is people falling forward on their bicycles and landing on the center bar. Padding or cushioning could help avoid injuries.'
.....................why don't they just remove the bar??????