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4 Your Health: Danger season for ATV's; identifying veterans at risk for suicide

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Tucson- Despite the high rate of suicide among veterans there is no clear cut standard for identifying those at risk.

Researchers assessed the different methods used to screen military personnel for suicidal behaviors. Some tests were more precise than others but even the most accurate techniques had a high number of false alarms.

Experts say there is an urgent need for suicide prevention programs that help veterans transition back to civilian life.

Summer is peak trauma season but doctors are already seeing a rise in accidents involving all-terrain vehicles.

ATV danger

Trauma physicians at Vanderbilt University Medical Center said they've seen nearly 50 ATV injuries so far this year. Many victims were not wearing helmets or were carrying a passenger on vehicles designed for just one person.

Children are especially prone to ATV injuries because they lack experience, control and coordination.

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