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When doing nothing can cause harm
  1. J B Lowe
  1. Department of Community and Behavioral Health, Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center, 2850 Steindler Building, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA;

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    Newspapers may be a primary source of information for the general public, but they do little to educate the public about strategies to prevent injuries or reduce mortality.1 Research on newspaper clippings on unintentional injury events indicates that out of 577 articles reporting on motor vehicle accidents, only 3% mention alcohol use by the driver and 9% mention seat belt use.2

    To better understand this situation, …

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