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Playing It Safe: Preventing Playground Injuries in Wintertime

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More than 200,000 children under the age of 14 are treated in emergency rooms every year for playground-related trauma and injuries.

Over 20,000 of these children present with a concussion or other traumatic brain injury, with roughly two-thirds of TBIs resulting from falling from swings or monkey bars.

Big data may help employers boost workplace safety

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Big data can determine a number of things such as what products people will buy, how to improve crime prevention, and ways to boost science and research. Lately, employers have taken advantage of big data toward improving workplace safety.

This is no longer science fiction, and that’s why society has increasingly relied on big data and analytics. Big data is a collection of data from numerous sources that gets analyzed to reveal patterns and trends typically related to human behavior.

Don't let your New Year's resolutions land you in the hospital

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If you’re still going strong with your 2018 fitness goals, congratulations are in order – according to some studies, 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail by February and only 8 percent of New Year goals are ever achieved. While faltering will power, the temptation of the dessert cart and genetics are also to blame, there’s something else that may derail resolutions: an exercise-related injury.

Most people take up exercise in order to take care of their bodies and live a longer, healthier life. However, jumping into a new workout routine without proper precautions can not only postpone your fitness goals – it could land you in the hospital.

Do kids get sicker at the doctor’s office?

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When kids get sick, most parents take them to the doctor. It makes sense to take our kids to medical professionals to find remedies for their ailments. The only problem is that sometimes doctors’ offices are not the safest places.

The doctor’s office is one of the more unsafe places for children. What can parents do when the place where kids should be getting better becomes a place where their health is more likely to get worse?

Protecting your children from dog bite accidents

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Parents in 2018 are in a difficult situation. Although most parents want their kids to be able to run free, have fun and explore their world, there are more dangers than ever when they leave the safe confines of home.

One of the most common dangers involves dog bites. According to an article from safetyarounddogs.org, The Center for Disease Control estimates that “half of all children 12 years-of-age and under have been bitten by a dog” and that “teasing or an unintentional provocation” are among the most common causes. In fact, in seventy nine percent of fatal dog attacks, the victims are children. But what can you do to help your children avoid dog bite injuries?

6 tips to keep your kids safe from holiday toy hazards

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Keep your loved ones out of the emergency room on Christmas morning.

As a parent, you know the drill: stay up until the wee hours wrapping presents and stowing them under the tree on Christmas Eve, only to be shaken awake by eager children mere hours later. When you see the glee and gratitude on your kids' faces, it's worth all of the stress and shopping.

New York’s car seat law is changing

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Is your vehicle ready?

According to AAA, a one-year-old child is injured in a car crash about once every day in New York state. With precious young lives on the line, it is critical that people do everything possible to prevent these injuries and keep small passengers safe.

Drone Milestone Raises Questions

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Our neighbor to the north was home to a drone-related milestone last week, as a drone collided with a commercial aircraft in Canadian airspace. This is the first time such an incident has occurred in North America.

Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau was relieved that the plane only sustained minor damage, but said the incident never should have happened. "That drone should not have been there."

It’s a dangerous world out there for children

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Taking a child to a baseball game is a time-honored American tradition. For generations, parents have been taking their kids to the ballgame to enjoy the site and smells of our national pastime.

However, as much fun as a baseball game can be for fans and their children, there are also significant dangers. In addition to the potential for unruly fans and sometimes dangerous commutes, the game itself can pose significant dangers in the form of flying baseballs. If kids aren’t careful, a foul ball can cause serious, sometimes fatal, accidents.

Distracted driving accidents in Manhattan: Steps victims can take

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Everybody with common sense knows it's foolish to drive while distracted with a phone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, distracted driving is thought to kill an average of nine people and injure more than 1,000 people each day in the United States.

Despite tough laws, New York City is not immune to the deadly problem of distracted driving. In Manhattan, one of the world's busiest places, it is crazy to text and drive or even talk on the phone behind the wheel, yet numerous drivers are doing it right now. Throughout the borough -- in Midtown, on the West Side Highway and the FDR, on uptown and downtown streets and avenues -- motorists, motorcyclists, bicyclists are put in harm's way by this negligent behavior.

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