CDC cites epidemic of accidents, violence in U.S.

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http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=2645176 Deaths and injuries due to accidents and violent crime have reached epidemic levels in the United States and pose a threat to the nation's economic and social well-being, says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Injuries cost the nation at least $260 billion in health care, lost productivity and other expenses each year, CDC says. One in 10 people ends up in an emergency room each year as a result of car crashes . . .

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