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Teaming Up to Protect Young Athletes

CDC’s new partnership with the Seattle Seahawks and the Brain Injury Association of Washington is working to help Washington State football coaches recognize and respond to concussions.

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National Suicide Prevention Week is September 7-13, 2008

Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death for all Americans. Each year, more than 32,000 people in the United States take their own lives. Learn more about promoting connectedness and preventing suicide in your community.

Electronic Aggression

Aggression is no longer limited to the school yard. Electronic media are providing new arenas for youth violence to occur. CDC has a number of resources available to help parents, caregivers, and educators prevent electronic aggression.

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New CDC-TV video “Break the Silence”

Communication can help keep kids and teens happy and healthy. Talk to kids and teens today about developing healthy relationships. 

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CDC Study Finds Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Result from Seniors Falls.

Nearly 8,000 Deaths and 56,000 Hospitalizations Recorded in 2005

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This summer – and all year – "Click It or Ticket," day and night. Buckling up could save your life, learn more.

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CDC supports programs to improve the nation's health by preventing injury and violence deaths and disabilities, including:

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 Preventing Falls:
What Works: A Compendium of Effective Community-based Interventions from Around the World

How to Develop Community-based Fall Prevention Programs for Older Adults
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Learn more about understanding and helping someone who is suicidal. *
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Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports
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Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports
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Content Source: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Page last modified: September 15, 2008