injury prevention

Baby in a car seat
April 19, 2019

Washington state's revised car-seat and booster-seat law are now consistent with recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

April 19, 2019

Rental scooters may be a convenient way to travel and avoid traffic, but doctors warning that a high volume of riders are ending up in hospital emergency rooms. A study by UCLA researchers found that 40 percent of people who were injured while r

April 1, 2019

More than 60 percent of 1,025 parents surveyed in the United States reported they would support age restrictions for tackling in youth football, similar to limits in soccer and hockey.

Kids wearing helmets while sledding
February 5, 2019

People put helmets on for skiing and snowboarding, but not many think about it when they go sledding.  On Monday, Feb.

Person driving
November 21, 2018

If you're traveling for the Apple Cup football game or another Thanksgiving event, physician Beth Ebel offers guidance about getting there safely, with specific tips for people who will take part in tailgaing parties. 

November 20, 2018

Benzodiazepines, a class of prescription drugs to treat anxiety and insomnia, are often taken with pain-relieving opioids.

picture of Dr. Eileen Bulger in Harborview Medical Centers Emergency Department
November 14, 2018

"We see firearm injuries here every week.

picture of uns
November 8, 2018

With the passage of I-1639, voters have made Washington's gun laws among the strictest in the nation.

October 2, 2018

School zone speeding violations tend to spike after school breaks, weekends and summer vacation, but automated photo enforcement may help slow down motorists and keep kids safer.

picture of a pedestrian-crossing sign
September 7, 2017

(Downloadable video) B-roll of Seattle street scenes and Dr. Beth Ebel offers tips for parents whose children walk to school:  Talk with your kids about their route, where they choose to cross streets, and the distraction of cell phones.

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