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MORE PROOF
VACCINES DON'T
CAUSE AUTISM
A resurgence of the anti-vaccination movement
has led to a measles epidemic that's spreading
across the country. But a recent Danish study
confirmed the findings of research that was
published in 2002: The measles vaccine does
not lead to autism.
The latest study, which was published in
the Annals of Internal Medicine,
followed more than 650,000
children born between
1999 and 2010
and found no link
between autism and
the MMR (measles,
mumps and
rubella) vaccine.
This study echoes
numerous others
that show no link
between autism and
vaccines of any type.

STATS: IBD

2

Inflammatory bowel
disease describes
conditions-Crohn's
disease and ulcerative
colitis-characterized by
inflammation in the gut.

3

million people in the
U.S. have received
a diagnosis of IBD.

There was a

50%

increase in diagnosed cases
between 1999 and 2015.

TRUE OR FALSE

Cancer death
rates are rising.

FALSE: As a matter
of fact, cancer death
rates are the lowest they've been in a
quarter-century. They fell 27 percent
from 1991 to 2016, which translates to
more than 2.6 million lives saved. The
American Cancer Society attributes the
progress to a reduction in smoking and
advances in screening and treatment.

$13,412

is the mean hospitalization
cost for ulcerative colitis; it's
$11,345 for Crohn's disease.

15-30%

of people with IBD have a
family history of the condition.
Sources: Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, American
Gastroenterological Association

REACHING IS
WORSE THAN
TEXTING FOR
TEEN DRIVERS
Texting while driving doubles teen
crash rates, but one activity is even
worse behind the wheel: reaching. A National Institutes of Health
study found that reaching for food,
makeup, a phone or something else
increases teens' risk of crashing sevenfold. Researchers reported it was
the combination of taking their eyes
off the road and hands off the wheel
that made reaching so dangerous.
Of course, that doesn't mean
teens should text while driving.
Having grown up with mobile technology, teens tend to be overconfident in their ability to multitask.
Parents can use technology built into
many newer model cars or purchase
a stand-alone device that plugs into
the car that monitors inattention
while driving and alerts them to
unsafe driving behavior.

DOWNLOAD

Sign a Safe
Driving
Contract
Teen drivers aren't the
only ones susceptible
to distracted driving.
Have every driver in your
household sign a safe driving contract. Download
one from enddd.org by
going to the "Take Action"
menu and selecting
"Commit to Driving Safer."

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