Mass Public Health Blog

Promoting public health & wellness in Massachusetts

Category Archives: Injury Prevention

Make Sure Infants Are Sleeping Safely Posted on Oct 23

Make Sure Infants Are Sleeping Safely

Each year, approximately 30-40 Massachusetts infants die due to sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), sometimes called SIDS. Research shows that many of these tragic deaths occur in sleep positions and environments that are unsafe. To prevent the risk of SUID, public health officials are rolling   …Continue Reading Make Sure Infants Are Sleeping Safely

Working Together to Prevent Falls Among Older Adults Posted on Sep 22

Working Together to Prevent Falls Among Older Adults

Falls among older adults (age 65+) are a major public health challenge.  In Massachusetts, there are nearly 50,000 emergency room visits each year for fall-related injuries.  These injuries, which can include broken bones and traumatic brain injuries, are also very expensive to treat. In 2014,   …Continue Reading Working Together to Prevent Falls Among Older Adults