June 22, 2016

NM DOH: We don’t have to take unnecessary risks with our livesLas Cruces Sun News

It’s National Safety Month. Each June, the National Safety Council, the New Mexico Department of Health and partners around the country work to raise awareness on preventing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the roads and in our homes and communities.

That’s a lot of ground to cover, and in a way, you can say it covers a lifetime of risk. The NTC reports preventable injuries are the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, right after heart disease, cancer and respiratory diseases. Let’s check out the top risks by age in the country. - - 6/22/2016