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What are some of the most dangerous baby items?

When you find out that you're expecting a child, it's often difficult choosing between the many different products on the market. Some items may come from a longstanding brand and look safe, but they're not really the best choice. You owe it to yourself to read what consumer reviews say about it.

A teen driver strikes and kills 1, injures another in Carmichael

Two elderly females were both struck by a motorist while out walking in a residential neighborhood in Carmichael on the morning of March 22. The incident that claimed a 72-year-old woman's life and seriously injured her friend happened on Arden Way just before 9:30 a.m. A teenage driver is believed to have caused the fatal crash.

Don't forget these motorcycle safety tips

Motorcycles are fun, exciting and rooted in a tradition of freedom. They get you out on the open road and they bring back some of that childhood thrill you felt when you first learned to ride a bike. While they're not always a practical choice, you don't buy them for that. You buy them because you love them. It's that experience that is so important to you.

Why do workers and others get hurt on elevators and escalators?

A study originally published by The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) originally in 2006, then later updated in April of 2018, captures just how often injuries or death results from escalator and elevator rides in the United States.

Treating burn injuries can quickly become costly

When asked to think about burn injuries, many people tend to think that the most serious ones result from an individual trying to escape a burning building. Most don't realize that electromagnetic, thermal, chemical and electrical energy can all cause someone to suffer severe injuries as well.

A North Highlands crash kills 1 pedestrian, injures another

Two pedestrians, one female and one male, were struck by a motorist in the North Highlands neighborhood of Sacramento on the evening of Jan. 9. A spokesperson with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the incident happened shortly before 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of Date Avenue and Madison Avenue.

Out-of-hand grease fires often maim, kill victims

National Fire Protection Association data shows that Thanksgiving Day followed by Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are when the largest number of kitchen home fires occur. While you would expect electrical equipment, wood, paper or trash to cause these blazes, they're not the top reasons that fires occur. Instead, house fires often get started because of grease in a pan on a stove.

How many people are treated for traumatic brain injuries yearly?

According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), there are an estimated 235,000 individuals who are admitted to the hospital suffering from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) on an annual basis. This number is 20 times the number of patients who are treated for spinal cord injuries. These admissions result in what's estimated to be $48-$56 billion in yearly costs. The statistics regarding who suffers TBIs are staggering.

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