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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

730,000 kids die every year due to accidents

kids ages 5 to 14 get hurt more often than bikers of any other age! Among American children and adolescents, sports and recreational activities comprise about 21 percent of all traumatic brain injuries. Head injury is the leading cause of wheeled sports related deaths. In fact, among children ages 0 to 14, traumatic brain injuries result in 400,000 emergency room visits every year, according to Thankfully, more kids are wearing helmets and carrying Code Amber Alertags.

A study by HHS’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality says sports-related injuries are a major factor of kids visits to the emergency room. In 2006, 22 percent of hospital emergency department visits were for kids ages 5 to 17 due to sports-related injuries. Boys had three times more visits than girls. Teens also outnumbered younger children – teens were five times more likely to be treated in emergency departments.

When a kid arrive at the hospital having suffered a head trauma, they may be incoherent or worse unconscious. Who will answer the hospital staffs 20 questions…Allergies, preexisting conditions, blood type, medications and so on.

That is why the prepared parent has each of their children… and themselves carry the Code Amber Alertag. The unthinkable may happen and if it did you would be assured of the proper treatment because the health professions providing services were well informed.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Summer myths that put kids at risk

So says NANCY CHURNIN / Staff writer of The Dallas Morning News

Emergency-room professionals have their own name for the long, lovely, lazy days that kids look forward to in summer: trauma season. Because that’s when hospitals see a spike in drownings and heat-related accidents.

MYTH: Pool parties are safe as long as adults are around.
FACT: In a minute, a child can go under water. In two or three minutes, the child can lose consciousness. In four or five, the child could suffer irreversible brain damage or die. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional, injury-related death for children 1 to 14 years old, second only to car and transportation-related accidents.

MYTH: It’s safe to keep kids in car seats when the driver gets out for a quick errand. FACT: The temperature inside a car can rise quickly in the summer, leading to brain damage, kidney failure and death in minutes. When outside temperatures are between 80 F to 100 F, the temperature inside a car can quickly rise to more than 170 F. With an outdoor temperature of 83 F, internal car temperatures can reach 109 F within 15 minutes, even with windows rolled down two inches. Children are less able to handle extreme heat than adults.

Sources: Dr. Philip Ewing, physician in the emergency department at Children’s Medical Center; Dr. Mark Till, chairman of emergency medicine at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas; Terri Ford, community health outreach manager at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth; and Dr. John F. Marcucci, emergency department medical director at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano.

There are some simple steps that you can take to prepare yourself and your family should an unintentional accident occur while having some summer fun.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Don’t let your child become a statistic.

Of the 800,000 children reported missing each year, only 115 abductions are actual kidnappings where a child is detained overnight, transported at least 50 miles, held for ransom or intended to be kept permanently or worse still…killed.

It only takes a minute to sign up for the Code Amber Ticker which will make you a member of a community of thousands of concerned citizens just like yourself. When everyone is watching everyone else, perpetrators have no where to hide.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010



New Apps and Website Offer Real-Time GPS Tracking for Android® and BlackBerry® Users

Share “Where” Anywhere with Live GPS Tracking

Los Angeles, CA, July 7, 2010-- On the heels of passing 500,000 downloads, GTX Corp (OTCBB: GTXO.OB) unit LOCiMOBILE, Inc. is poised to launch a new series of GPS Tracking “apps” and web-based location services that solidify the company’s leadership position in the location-based social networking market. Starting July 15th, users can download the full-featured BlackBerry® version of LOCiMOBILE’s new “Tracking” app, and subscribe to a web-based service that enables Android® and GPS-enabled BlackBerry users to be tracked from any laptop or desktop computer. The new GPS tracking apps and community portal website offer cross-platform, real-time live tracking of friends and family, kids and co-workers.

For the past two weeks, Android users have been able to download a free, limited version of the “Tracking” app from the Android marketplace. Unlike its fellow apps GPS Tracking and iLOCi2, which do not work in the background and require permission with each and every locate request, “Tracking” is live, continuous, real-time tracking, running in the background after the tracked user grants permission one time.

With the growing popularity of the new Android-OS phones, close to 115 models and global handset makers like Samsung Electronics entering the app space with their recent launch of bada, the LOCiMOBILE platform is well-positioned to increase its market share by providing cross-platform apps along with a web based portal to this burgeoning user community. Share “where” anywhere with one push or click: LOCiMOBILE GPS Tracking Apps.

Tracking runs in the background on both smartphones and can report its location at user-selected intervals (every minute, five minutes, sixty minutes, and so on). Tracking is perfect to obtain the whereabouts of anyone a user cares for or trusts and wants to know where they are at all times. Tracking is opt-in and only possible if added users provide their consent, and user privacy is assured. The Tracking service costs $2.99 per month or $29.99 for a full year.

“Tracking represents a significant shift from LOCiMOBILE’s existing phone-to-phone technologies and offers both new opportunities for users and expanded subscription and advertising revenues for the Company,” explains GTX Corp. CEO Patrick Bertagna. “With downloads having crossed the half a million mark, and all the new app-ready GPS smartphones entering the market, the timing was right to launch our cross-mobile platform to this growing market.”

“Our two-way GPS Tracking technology as seen on CBS News is already being used in shoes to monitor the elderly afflicted with dementia and in iPhone and iPad apps.” Bertagna concludes. “Real-time, continuous tracking operating in the background is a logical progression to help the Company maintain its competitive edge.”

ABI Research predicts that more than 550 million GPS-enabled handsets will be shipped by 2012. LOCiMOBILE®, with eight apps, downloaded in over 84 countries, continues to gain traction and momentum in what is estimated to be a $29 billion dollar market by end of 2013.

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About GTX Corp with you ®

GTX Corp (OTCBB: GTXO.OB) a leader in embedded real-time GPS Tracking personal location services (PLS) was founded in 2002 and is based in Los Angeles, California. Known for its game changing patented micro GPS device in a shoe – the patented smart shoe and its block buster smartphone GPS Tracking App which hit number two on the iTunes top grossing chart, the Company continues to pave the way with innovative geo specific and proximity alerting applications that help you know where someone or something is at the touch of a button. Committed to being the "better people finder", GTX Corp owns and operates LOCiMOBILE, Inc. which develops location based social networks (LBSN) applications for smart phones, Code Amber News Service, and Code Amber Alertag. The Company has an aggressive intellectual property strategy and owns an extensive portfolio of patents, patents pending, registered trademarks, copyrights and website properties. GTX Corp is well positioned to capture the PLS Market through its diverse product platform, licensing model, brand recognition, traction in the market and strategic partners.

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