Preventing accidents is Bear River Health’s theme for National Public Health Week

This is National Public Health Week and the Bear River Health Department is promoting the “Safety is No Accident: Live Injury Free” theme. Jessie Adams of the Health Promotions Division of the Health Department said when it comes to recreational activities, it’s important to wear the right attire. “For example, children that are wearing helmets, that reduces their risk of head injury by as much as 85 percent and reduces the risk of brain injury by as much as 88 percent. So just the simple act of wearing a helmet can really protect your child,” she said. On KVNU’s “For the People” show, Adams said most accidents are preventable, whether they happen at home or on the move. When on the move, she said it’s important to not drive distracted, whether that means text messaging or talking on the phone, eating or putting on makeup.

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