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Giving away free lock boxes for gun storage may lead more families to store firearms safely away from children, a recent study suggests.
“I would suggest parents walk to school the first few days, make sure they know the route, make sure the child remembers their pedestrian safety rules. Even older children, make sure they get there safely,” UAB researcher Dr. David Schwebel said.
Even though pediatricians warn parents not to let children under 16 ride all-terrain vehicles, young kids are still getting injured and killed in ATV crashes, a U.S. study suggests.
Birmingham and the Hoover metro area rank sixth in the nation when it comes to pedestrian fatalities. UAB Psychologist Dr. David Schwebel has developed a life sized simulator to help teach children how to safely cross the street.
UAB family safety expert Dr. David Schwebel said children and guns are an exceptionally dangerous mix.
The summer months often mean more time spent at home for kids. While the break from the books can be enjoyable, one UAB expert says there is one lesson both children and parents still need to learn: how to prevent poisoning.
In a paper recently published in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology, David Schwebel’s team in the Youth Safety Lab translated findings from a series of studies into distinct steps manufacturers could adopt to reduce the risk of accidental poisonings.
While Halloween is a favorite holiday for many children and teenagers, it also presents challenges for parents concerned with safety. Halloween can be safe and fun for all involved.
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have taken an in-depth look at patterns in pediatric sports-related injuries in anew study published in the Journal of Athletic Training.
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers have published a study showing that sleep-deprived adolescents are in greater danger crossing the street than their better-rested peers.
Fun in the summer often means kids spending time in the water, whether at a pool, the beach, a lake or river. A pediatric safety expert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) stresses proper training and supervision to avoid drowning and other injuries.
David Schwebel, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and professor of psychology, has been selected as recipient of the 2013 Caroline P. and Charles W. Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction.
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) research, published online in the journal Accident Analysis & Prevention, has found that college students crossing the street while surfing the Internet on a cell phone are more than twice as likely to be hit or have a close call as when they crossed the street undistracted.
University of Alabama at Birmingham study reveals sleep-deprived adolescents are more likely to be hit by cars while crossing the street than those who are well-rested.
April 12, 2012

Safety Patrol

UAB child safety expert David Schwebel has helped call attention to the everyday dangers of crosswalks, swimming pools, and dog bites through a series of intriguing, headline-grabbing experiments.
“Everyone thinks their dog is good and will never bite, but we can’t forget that all dogs are animals,” says David Schwebel, Ph.D. director of the UAB Youth Safety Lab.
The Birmingham Area Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities honored UAB Department of Psychology senior Lauren McCartney with its Student of the Year award.
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