Eight ways to stay safe this summer.
Excerpted from a post by Public Health – Seattle & King County From 2012 – 2016, almost three quarters of deaths by firearm in King County residents were suicides. Middle-aged and older adults and men overall have higher firearm suicide…
Almost half (48%) of injuries to commuters on rental scooters involve a head trauma, and 15% are traumatic brain injuries.
Twenty-four of 39 Washington state counties have passed resolutions opposing the state’s gun law.
Only 20% wore helmets in the study, while more than 90% of cyclists wore helmets while riding their own bikes.
Americans are now more likely to die of an opioid overdose than in a car crash, of a gunshot wound that a pedestrian accident.
In 2016, King County saw an unprecedented jump in overdose deaths, a trend fueled by the increase in opiate use, particularly in combination with other drugs.
Although strength and conditioning is important, cardiovascular fitness is also important – as many injuries occur as a result of fatigue.
Driving while high doubles your chance of getting in a crash — and it’s illegal.
America lost 20,360 children and teens in 2016, 60 % of them to preventable injuries: 4,000 died in car crashes; firearms claimed the lives of more than 3,140.
Utah will become the first state to make it illegal to drive with a blood alcohol level of .05 or higher, rather than the .08 standard that every other state.
Why don’t doctors talk to patients about guns? Lack of time, being unsure what to say and believing patients won’t heed their advice.
Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury. Seattle & King County’s fall prevention team works with seniors to make sure their homes are safe.
“If you’re too hammered to get behind the wheel, you may be too hammered to walk home in the dark.”