Jessica Naudziunas http://kttz.org en TVs Pose A Danger To Kids, But Not The Way You Might Think http://kttz.org/post/tvs-pose-danger-kids-not-way-you-might-think Television poses a threat to children, and we're not talking the programs. We're talking a large household appliance that can hurt kids.<p>About every 30 minutes a child ends up in the emergency room with injuries caused by a television, a study finds, most often because the TV falls on a young child.<p>"We live in a world that is designed by adults, for the convenience of adults," says <a href="http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/gary-a-smith">Dr. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:16:00 +0000 Jessica Naudziunas 28490 at http://kttz.org TVs Pose A Danger To Kids, But Not The Way You Might Think A Surge In Painkiller Overdoses Among Women http://kttz.org/post/surge-painkiller-overdoses-among-women Women are dying from overdoses of prescription painkillers at a much higher rate than men, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And while men still suffer more overdoses, women are catching up fast.<p>From 1999 to 2010, the CDC found a fivefold increase in the number and rate of such cases among middle-aged women. Over the same period, the rate of overdoses from prescription painkillers increased 3.5 times in men.<p>"In 2010, more than 6,600 women died from prescription painkillers — four times as many as died from cocaine and heroin combined," CDC Director Dr. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 20:27:00 +0000 Jessica Naudziunas 27435 at http://kttz.org A Surge In Painkiller Overdoses Among Women Soccer Star With Soap Opera Roots Aims At Olympics http://kttz.org/post/soccer-star-soap-opera-roots-aims-olympics Indiana University soccer star Orianica Velasquez is on a mission — to get to the London Olympics with Colombia's women's soccer team. And she wants to send a message about the country where she was born.<p>"My dream is to get a medal for Colombia," she says, adding that she wants to show the world "it's just not violence, it's just not drugs — we can play soccer and we can do great things because we have great people there."<p>The coach of the Colombian women's team, Ricardo Rozo, says he didn't discover Velasquez's raw athletic talent on the field — he discovered it on TV. Mon, 07 May 2012 23:11:00 +0000 Jessica Naudziunas 2808 at http://kttz.org Soccer Star With Soap Opera Roots Aims At Olympics Milk Not Jails Makes Partners Out Of Farmers And Ex-Cons http://kttz.org/post/milk-not-jails-makes-partners-out-farmers-and-ex-cons What's plentiful in upstate New York? Cows and prison inmates, to name a few things.<p>Reformists in the two communities don't make natural allies, but organizer Lauren Melodia is trying to do just that.<p>"I was living in this prison town, and at the same time, the dairy industry was in a lot of turmoil," Melodia tells The Salt. "We thought this [dairy] might be the perfect ally in trying to build a different economy in upstate New York, and shift some of the economic dependency away from the prison system."<p>So Melodia formed the non-profit Milk Not Jails. Wed, 04 Apr 2012 22:21:00 +0000 Jessica Naudziunas 782 at http://kttz.org Milk Not Jails Makes Partners Out Of Farmers And Ex-Cons