SARAH LINDENFELD HALL, GO ASK MOM EDITOR Steering clear of coronavirus, but facing other at-home risks: Tips to keep kids injury free As we stay home to steer clear of the coronavirus, kids are at risk for other at-home dangers…..For the Full Article from WRAL click here.
Parents are juggling more than ever right now. Amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, nearly every facet of everyday life has changed. Schools and day cares are closed, so kids are home. Parents are either working from home and trying to home-school or still having to go to work in these frightening times. For the full Read More
Dale Edwards, News of Orange As restrictions put in place by N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper are extended for weeks, parents struggle to keep their children entertained or on task with distance learning, all the while many of them are working from home. The complications of parents being stretched thin and in several different directions could Read More
It was a perfect way to start a Marvelous Monday. Dozens of students, parents, teachers and other members of the Orange County community took part in Walk to School day, a program geared to re-enforcing pedestrian safety, community building and exercise. It was the first such event held at Hillsborough Elementary School. Principal Christine Kreider Read More
Occupational therapy practitioners empower aging baby-boomers with community mobility options BETHESDA, MD (Nov. 19, 2019) — As baby boomers enter the over 65 age bracket at an alarming rate (10,000 each day), the concern for older drivers’ safety and independence is greater now than at any time in our history. Adults 65 and older make Read More
UNC Trauma and UNC Chatham are hosting a CarFit program on October 11th from 10AM – 2 PM. Read this Chatham News & Record article to learn from our injury prevention coordinator how CarFit can benefit you or a senior you love by keeping you safe and independent on the road. Email Lindsay Bailey at Read More
Programs Include Stop the Bleed Training, Child Safety and EMS Education WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Sept. 30, 2019) – After a rigorous review process, the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma has selected 20 pediatric trauma grant projects from communities across the U.S. to receive funding. The recipients are from 13 different states and the projects cover a Read More
Pilot Program Yields Positive Results America Walks is deeply troubled by the sharp increase in pedestrian fatalities over the last decade. Last year, 6,227 pedestrians were killed. This was up from almost 6,000 in 2017 and the largest number since 1990. Seniors, people of color and low-income individuals are at greatest risk – over twice Read More
Here are smart tips on how to get children to and from school safely, whether they walk, ride the bus, carpool or bike.