How to reduce your risk of accidents - Harvard Health
How to reduce your risk of accidents
Accidental injuries are a leading cause of disability and death, but they are almost always preventable.
When asked to name their greatest health risks, people rarely mention accidents. Yet accidental injuries are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 136,000 lives annually. And if you're under 45, you're more likely to die from an accidental injury than from any other cause.
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