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Inj Prev. 2007 October; 13(5): 333.
PMCID: PMC2610617

Big dose of medical change

In July, US newspaper USA Today published a list of what its medical staff regarded as some significant medical advances since 1982. Child safety was among the mainly medical developments, noting that US law‐makers have become serious about protecting kids on the roads. Since 1993, 21 states and Washington DC, have passed laws requiring kids to wear bike helmets, which reduce the risk of serious brain injury by 85% according to the National Highway Safety Administration. And all states now require car seats for children, which cuts their risk of dying in an accident by more than half.

USA Today; http://www.usatoday.com/news/top25‐medical.htm. Contributed by Fred Rivara.


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