Injuries Are Everyone’s Problem
Raising awareness for diseases is a noble cause, but there’s another critical health threat that deserves our attention. According to the CDC, injuries are a leading cause of death for people of all ages.
Injuries don’t discriminate. It’s very likely that you or someone you know has been affected by a fall, accident, act of violence, or some other kind of injury.
Annually, 50 million people are injured severely enough to require medical intervention. In 2007, more than 180,000 Americans died from injuries, many of them preventable.
Practically everyone suffers an injury at some point, regardless of age, gender, race or economic status. Most of us believe that injuries are an inevitable fact of life, but that’s simply not true. There’s a great deal we can do to take control of our own safety.
Leading up to National Public Health Week April 2-8, we’re posting a series of articles to help you Live Injury-Free. Please join us as we explore some of the different ways to prevent injuries, and discuss what everyone can do to Live Injury Free.
To learn more about National Public Health Week, visit http://www.nphw.org/
If you or someone you care about has been affected by an injury, contact us for a free appraisal.