Topics: Injuries

Rural Unintentional Injuries: They’re Not Accidents – They’re Preventable

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2017 MMWR Rural Series has featured several reports highlighting rural unintentional injuries as one of the top 5 leading causes of death. What are these “unintentional injuries”? How often are rural residents killed by them? Here’s a look at the three leading causes of rural unintentional injuries.

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November 28, 2017

From the Gun Cabinet

After treating many tragic gunshot injuries as a physician, Myers argues that guns need safeguards.

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May 15, 2013

Trauma Systems Save Rural Lives

Rod Landrum


Organized trauma care systems are critical to reducing mortality and morbidity in rural areas, where nearly 60 percent of all trauma deaths occur.

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November 15, 2007

Preventing Injuries and Fatalities in Rural Areas

People who live in rural areas are at much higher risk of injury or death from motor vehicle crashes. Changes in engineering, enforcement and education are needed to reduce injuries and fatalities.

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November 15, 2007

Farm Hazards and Injuries

A brief discussion of agricultural safety, with a link to additional information.

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November 15, 2007