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Mother buckles child into car safety seatCDC Vital Signs: Child Passenger Safety

FEBRUARY 4, 2014

One in three children who died in crashes in 2011 was not buckled up, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report. CDC analyzed 2002–2011 data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, to determine the number and rate of motor-vehicle occupant deaths, and the percentage of child deaths among children age 12 and younger who were not buckled up.

 Chart illustrating Opioid Painkiller PrescribingCDC Vital Signs: Opioid Painkiller Prescribing

JULY 1, 2014

Where you live makes a difference
Every day, 46 people die from an overdose of prescription painkillers in the U.S. Health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid painkillers in 2012, enough for every American adult to have a bottle of pills, according to a new Vital Signs report. Health care providers in some states prescribed far more painkillers than those in other states. Higher prescribing of painkillers is a serious problem because it is associated with more overdose deaths.

 Giving good directions can help reduce the chance that a child will forget or misunderstand what a parent has said.Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers

OCTOBER 30, 2014

Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers helps parents interact positively with children. It provides proven answers to common challenges so moms, dads, and caregivers can help two- to four-year-olds grow up happy and healthy.


 Use seat belts on every trip, no matter how short. Motor vehicle crash injuries are preventable.New CDC Vital Signs: Costs of Car Crash Injuries

OCTOBER 7, 2014

More than 2.5 million people in the U.S.—nearly 7,000 each day—went to the emergency department because of motor vehicle crash injuries in 2012, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report. Not only do these injuries occur frequently, they are extremely costly to individuals, employers, the healthcare system, and society.