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On Sunday, November 16, we are observing the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. It’s a time to honor the people who have been injured or killed on the road and also to remember that there is something we all can do to reduce the number of tragedies in the future.
The global drowning report released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 372,000 lives are lost each year to drowning. Safe Kids Worldwide has joined the worldwide effort to focus more attention on this global health epidemic.
I’m a big guy. At six foot eight, it’s hard to believe that there is much of anything that scares me. What’s more, I’m an athlete. My entire life, I’ve been taught to put myself out there and take chances on the court. When I joined the NBA in 2005, I took the skills that I developed in college to the next level. Playing on the professional level you can’t allow yourself to be intimidated by other players or the pressure of the cheering crowds.
As the weather gets chilly and holiday anticipation begins to grow, it’s time to start making lists – lists for Thanksgiving dinner, lists for Santa, lists for winter-weather preparation, and, of course, lists for holiday shopping.
Before you join the crowd on Black Friday to kick-start your holiday shopping, here are a few important things to add to your list.
I’ve been hit in the head a lot.
Between playing multiple sports as a kid and being a generally clumsy human, my head (let’s be honest, my whole body) has been a magnet for bumps and bruises for as long as I can remember. But one particular injury stands out among the rest: The time I pulled a TV onto my head.
Real life (if somewhat shameful) stories about raising Winston
In just a few weeks, my family will welcome a little girl into our lives. We're all excited about this, but no one is more excited than our 4-year-old son, Winston.
Attention holiday toy shoppers: A new study finds that toy-related injuries increased over recent decades — at least if you include one particular toy. A new study from Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus explains.
There's an epidemic going on that most people don't know about.
Every day around the world, more than 500 children lose their lives in traffic crashes. Tens of thousands are injured, sometimes suffering lifelong disabilities. Not only are children at high risk in vehicles, on bicycles, and on motorcycles, they are vulnerable as pedestrians and are often injured or killed in the simple act of walking to school.
New #SaveKidsLives campaign launched to build awareness, highlight the plight of children, and generate worldwide action
Washington, D.C. – Road safety is a global epidemic that is not getting nearly the attention it deserves. That was the message from leaders from more than 30 countries around the world, who met this week for a summit on global road safety to collaborate on efforts to enhance the safety of children on the roads.
Advice for new dads from a veteran (who is still learning)
At the beginning of every youth basketball season, all the coaches receive an e-mail from the league commissioner encouraging us to ask the parents to be respectful of the officials.
So before the first practice, I gather all the parents on the sideline and I ask them very nicely and politely to give the refs a break this year. At that point – and this happens every year – my wife, Dixie (who I love more than root beer milkshakes), yells, “You can’t tell us what to do.” And that’s the end of that.