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Allstate Insurance Company Holiday Teen Driving Hotspots Study Reveals Areas with Highest Rates of Deadly Teen Crashes from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day : Study part of Home for the Holidays teen safe driving campaign to urge parents and teens to have a conversation about smart driving during the holiday season and sign Allstate’s Parent-Teen Driving Contract


NORTHBROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) December 3, 2008

The Allstate Holiday Teen Driving Hotspots Study found that the 10 deadliest hotspots for fatal teen crashes among the nation’s 50 largest metro areas (a central city and its surrounding counties) from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day are:

Over 300 Groups from All 50 States Urge Passage of Juvenile Justice Bill Call on Congress to Pass Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Act


Washington, D.C. (Vocus) December 3, 2009

Today, the Campaign for Youth Justice announced that over 300 organizations representing youth serving agencies, child advocacy organizations, legal and civil rights groups, health and mental health services, parent and family groups, and educational organizations sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee supporting the reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). The bill, S. 678, to reauthorize the JJDPA is scheduled for markup in the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 3, 2010.

Excerpt of letter:

Dear Senators Leahy, Sessions, Kohl, and Durbin,

On behalf of the organizations listed below, we are writing to express our strong support for S. 678, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Reauthorization Act of 2009, which was introduced on March 24, 2009.

S. 678 strengthens and updates critical components of the Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act (JJDPA), which has been protecting youth across the nation for over 30 years. S. 678 makes meaningful improvements that expand several of the core protections and other areas contained in the bill.

The bill responds to the following needs, identified by hundreds of state and local constituents and stakeholder organizations nationwide, with whom the Senators and their staff members have engaged and given voice in the process of crafting this legislation:

Core Protections:

Women’s Health Specialists Urge Pregnant Women to Prepare Now for Hurricane Irene


Jensen Beach, FL (PRWEB) August 25, 2011

With hurricane Irene posing a threat to the Carolinas and the Northeastern United States, Womens Health Specialists says now is the time pregnant women and their significant others should take steps to be prepared for a hurricane and related dangers.

According to Dr. Megan Gray, MD, an ob-gyn at Womens Health Specialists, hurricane season can be a stressful time for everyone, but especially for a pregnant woman. The more prepared you are the more comfortable and safe you will be should a hurricane or tropical storm threaten you now or in the future.

The professionals at Womens Health Specialists have posted a link on their website http://www.whsfl.com/news to a list of hurricane and disaster tips for pregnant women. Among the tips:

Medications

Prepare a current list of all prescriptions and prenatal vitamins you are taking. Put this list in sealable plastic bag then in a secure place among the belongings you plan to take with you if you leave your home.
Bring at least a two week supply of all medications with you if you choose to relocate or go to a shelter during a storm.
When possible, always bring medications in their original prescription bottle. In an emergency, an emergency decree allowing pharmacies to refill medications may be made, but you must have the original bottle.
Place your medications in a sealable plastic bag to keep them dry and protect the information on the label in case you need to obtain refills.

Call your Physician

Communicate with your health care providers office to let them know where you will be; if you plan to leave town bring a copy of your medical records including prenatal record, immunizations, and current medications with you.
Make sure that your health care provider has a current telephone number of where you will be staying.
If you had or are having complications in your pregnancy, check with your health care provider to discuss whether it is safe for you to leave prior to the storm or if it would be better for

Dr. Gray recommends pregnant women in the path of Hurricane Irene visit the Womens Health Specialists website for a complete list of tips and precautions. One of the most critical times is after a hurricane or tropical storm has passed. Pregnant women should take extra precautions while clean up and storm recovery is underway. If you have any concerns over your health or that of your unborn child, you should contact your physician right away.

For more than 35 years, Womens Health Specialists highly regarded and modern OB/GYN practice has provided a full range of healthcare services to women through all stages of their lives, through puberty, child-bearing ages, menopause and beyond. The Womens Health Specialists professional team consists of obstetricians and gynecologists, certified nurse-midwives, nurses and support staff. Services include wellness exams, prenatal care, menopause management, cancer screening and prevention provided in a personalized and comfortable environment from headquarters located in Jensen Beach, Florida. Womens Health Specialists also operates the JeuneNu Aesthetic Beauty and Laser Center which features worldwide sales of custom cosmeceuticals and products designed specifically for pregnant women through its website http://www.JeuneNu.com.

Womens Health Specialists, a name known and trusted by thousands, is located at 3498 N.W. Federal Highway, Jensen Beach, Florida; (772) 219-1080. You may also visit their website at http://www.whsfl.com.

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The Personal Injury Lawyers at Console & Hollawell Urge Parents to be Diligent with Protecting Their Children at Home


Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) December 03, 2012

Parents, of course, always want what is best for their children, especially when it comes to protecting them from dangers. Despite this, almost 9,000,000 children 19 and younger are injured and 9,000 die as the result of these injuries, many of which could have been prevented, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).* Preventable injuries can occur almost anywhere: at the grocery store, while driving in a car, and even in your own home. While you may not be able to control the actions of other motorists or ensure that a retail establishment is free of hazards, you can do your part in preventing injuries within your house. That is why the New Jersey attorneys at Console & Hollawell, who have handled thousands of cases involving injuries to children, are urging all parents to be aware of the dangers that may be lurking just down your hallway.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently reported that this year they have already received reports of approximately 500 incidents where a child or adult was injured due to single-use laundry detergent packets.** These injuries most often stemmed from the detergent having contact with the eyes or due to consumption. The CPSC explained that since the packets are soluble in water, they can easily break open if a child puts the packet in their mouth or if their hands are wet when handling the packet. Some of the chemicals within the packet are toxic and consumption has left children experiencing extreme vomiting, loss of consciousness, breathing difficulty, fatigue, and swelling of the throat.

Richard P. Console, Jr., managing partner at the firm, feels that while parents are aware that certain items at home need to be kept from their children, it sometimes is so apparent that it is often overlooked.

Parents know that cleaning supplies, including laundry detergents, contain toxic chemicalsor at least they should, Console said. It boils down to not expecting that their children would attempt to eat these detergent pods and that if they did attempt, the parent would be able to stop them in time. Unfortunately, since the outer layer holding the detergent dissolves in liquid, the child need only mistake the packet for candy or a teething ring for one second before tragedy occurs.

Everyone should be aware of the dangers many household products can pose should they be congested, yet every day in the United States more than 300 children are treated in emergency rooms because of poisoning, according to the CDC.* Parents must make a strong effort to prevent accidents that can result in injuries at home in any way they can.

It would be irresponsible to assume that your child knows not to play with or attempt to consume products that could be harmful to them, Console said. The only way to ensure that these injuries do not befall your children is to keep these items stored where the kids cannot access them such as a high shelf or locked cabinet.

The injury attorneys at Console & Hollawell, P.C. have been protecting the rights of accident victims since 1994. They have seen firsthand what the effects of an accident in the home can cause and they remind all that if a child consumes these detergent packets to immediately contact the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Poison Help at (800) 222-1222 or online at poisonhelp.hrsa.gov.

*http://www.cdc.gov/safechild/

**http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/390.pdf