Babies and young kids can sometimes sleep so peacefully that we forget they are even there. It can also be tempting to leave a baby alone in a car while we quickly run into the store. The problem is that leaving a child alone in a car can lead to serious injury or death from heatstroke. Young children are particulary at risk, as their bodies heat up three to five times faster than an adult's. These tragedies are completely preventable. Here's how we can all work together to keep kids safe from heatstroke.
The SafetyLit Foundation and the Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research (SAVIR) announce the creation of a new database and library to assist injury and violence scientists and practitioners.
2014 marks the 20thanniversary of the Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas (IPC). I like to think of anniversaries and milestones as a time of reflection – a time to celebrate past accomplishments and embrace future direction. A lot can happen in 20 years. During the past 20 years, we have witnessed triumph, as well as tragedy.