October 24, 2014

Preschoolers, Beware of Bowling

1 Most Injurious Kids’ Sport Varies by Age

University of Alabama researchers crunched the data on children's recreational and sports injuries nationwide and got results both expected and surprising. Such injuries peak at age 14, with the injury rate rising from a low at age 6, cresting through the mid-teens, and declining around age 18. The most injurious activities are football, basketball and bicycling, with bikes the leading injury source for those ages 8 to 11, football at age 12, and basketball for 13-18-year-olds, when girls begin playing. Among the oddities, bowling injuries peak at age 4, golf injuries at age 7, and sledding mishaps at age 11. Boys suffer 85 percent of baseball, football and moped injuries, girls 85 percent of gymnastics, cheerleading and softball injuries. Safest activities: billiards and camping.

More at Sfgate.com | Posted 3 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Kids' Sports Injuries on the Rise

Tags: Recreational Sports Injuries, Most Dangerous Kids' Sports, Most Common Children's Sports Injuries

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Only 6 Percent Feel Ready

2 Few Hospitals Feel Well Prepared for Ebola

Just 6 percent of hospitals in the United States indicated that they're well-prepared to receive an Ebola patient. The figure comes from a survey of 1,039 infection prevention experts at hospitals in the U.S. The survey, from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), was conducted October 10 to 15. Only five percent of respondents felt that their hospital was unprepared to receive a patient with the Ebola virus. Most respondents said that they were somewhat prepared. "The Ebola outbreak illustrates why facility-wide infection prevention programs are critical and require adequately trained, staffed, and resourced infection control departments," noted Katrina Crist, MBA, APIC Chief Executive Officer.

More at EurekAlert | Posted 3 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Fake Ebola Treatments Sold Online

Tags: Ebola Outbreak, Fake Ebola Drugs, Hospitals Not Prepared Ebola, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiol, APIC

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