Health Is Vital

Health is taken for granted, until you can't any more. In this blog I hope to put down on paper some of the articles I come across and want to remember, about health. I will be personalizing these articles to apply to me. I am diabetic, over weight, have high blood pressure and tinnitus, so these are the things you will find here. I will include nutrition, exercise, and holistic health, and many other ideas. I work in the health profession, particularly mental health, and have an interest in suicide prevention; so these topics will also be covered in this blog. Please, if you are suffering reach out. Our county health and crisis line is 1-855-278-4204.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

National Trauma Awareness

This is taken from internal email at work.
Its National Trauma Awareness Month
National Trauma Awareness Month celebrates its 27th anniversary with the campaign slogan, “3D
Trauma Prevention” and a focus on contributors to motor vehicle crashes: Drugs/Drinking,
Distraction and Drowsiness. This is an all too familiar list that makes driving in the United States a
risky endeavor.  Here are some important statistics:
  • In 2013, the US saw over 32,000 fatalities and over 2.3 million injuries from motor vehicle
crashes.  Of those, 31% involved an alcohol-impaired driver and 18% involved a distracted driver.  
  • 2.5 million Americans went to the emergency department (ED)—and nearly 200,000 were
then hospitalized.
  • Crash injuries in 2012 totaled $18 billion in lifetime medical costs. More than 75% of
costs occur during the first 18 months following the crash injury.
By reducing and ending these causes of injuries, we are helping people live longer and healthier lives.

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