We cannot accept injuries as just accidents that will happen. If a disease would have been killing people at the rate that unintentional injuries are, the public would be unbelievably outraged and demand that this killer be stopped.
FACTS ABOUT INJURIES
Injuries are currently a leading cause of death and disability in the world and account for more than 5 million deaths each year among all ages. More than 100 children die every hour because of injuries. Unintentional injuries account for almost 90% of these cases.
MYTH – Diseases are more dangerous than injuries
It has been noticed that people are more concerned and get fully focused on prevention of the diseases, whereas injuries being equally fatal are given less importance. Here is where people make mistake. Neglecting injuries can cause even more severe problem than a disease. In fact ‘’injury’’ is also a kind of a disease which needs attention and prevention!
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WHAT ARE THE ODDS?
The odds of this blog , based on injury fact, help you to
understand the biggest risk we face and how important
it is to take measures.
LIKE DISEASES, INJURIES CAN BE PREVENTED
Disease and injury do equal harm to an individual and their prevention share many goals. Injuries are predictable and preventable like diseases and several interventions can yield positive results. Injury truly is a disease entity and must be approached as such. When viewed in this light, both injury and diseases are preventable, diagnosable, treatable, survivable, and ultimately, controllable. There are several measures, which can help reduce the risk and save live.
We know that taking care of yourself and those closest to you is very important. Being proactive in preventing diseases and injuries will help you and your loved ones live happier and healthier lives.
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