7. Injuries Are Not Accidents

Why U.S. Roads are More Dangerous than Europe’s

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Vox reports that traffic-related deaths for vehicle occupants, motorcylists, bicyclists, and pedestrians are on track to reach 38,000 by the end of 2016, a 10% spike over the previous year.

More Baby Boomers at Risk for Falls

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The Sacramento Bee reports, “More older Californians are winding up in emergency rooms after falling. Aging baby boomers and older adults are susceptible; health experts urge fitness.”

Philly’s new lead-poisoning protection measures

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Philadelphia City Council has approved two bills — one requires schools to meet strict standards for water in drinking fountains and another mandates child care centers undergo lead testing.

Organizations

Safe Routes to School National Partnership

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is a nonprofit organization that improves quality of life for kids and communities by promoting healthy living, safe infrastructure, and physical activity, starting with bicycling and walking to school and beyond.

Centers for Disease Control

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading national public health institute of the United States.