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6 steps for playground safety

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=8541800b-50dc-4185-a036-7b5c671ac966#.WsJ_A9TwbRZ  For kids, the return of warmer weather means more time for fun at the playground. But it also means more chances for getting hurt. More than 200,000 U.S. children ages 14 and under are brought to emergency departments each year for playground-related injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here […]

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Alcohol misuse causing more trips to the ER

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=60322d30-1c44-4161-9b48-02208d84eaf6#.WsIwxVw-dBw The number of people visiting the emergency department (ED) for alcohol-related causes grew from about 3 to 5 million over nine years. That’s an increase of nearly 50 percent in the rate of visits per 100,000 people in the population. And the rates of these visits for women are rapidly increasing. Researchers from […]

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