Child, Parenting, and Healthcare Provider Issues

When to Stop with Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go is everywhere. But along with the benefits come risks for injury. Here is some common advice for clinicians when discussing with families.

How Do Our Communities Recover from Recent Shooting Deaths?

Guest Blogger Krista Mehari, PhD provides perspective to help Research & Action community to process and cope with recent shootings.

Safety Behaviors on the Big Screen

A recent study explored the transportation related safety behaviors of the most popular children’s movies from 2008-2013. Read more to learn about the surprising findings.

A Golden Age for Clinical Trial Participant Enrollment

Today we welcome a guest blog from Chris Gantz, MBA, program manager, Clinical Research Support Office, Recruit Enhancement Core, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, who shares why social media and mobile technology are creating opportunities to engage with potential study participants in ways that were not possible just a few years ago.

The Fire Challenge- Yet Another Dangerous Fad

Sadly, yet another dangerous YouTube trend is making the rounds. The Fire Challenge involves kids and teens dousing themselves with something flammable and then setting themselves on fire. Here's what to know.

New Research: U.S. May Be Greatly Undercounting Pediatric Concussions

New research from CIRP@CHOP and CDC highlights a substantial gap in how the U.S. currently estimates incidence of concussion in children and youth.

Suicide on College Campuses: A Call for a Culture Change

Suicide continues to be a leading cause of death among children and young adults, and recently released statistics from the CDC report an overall increase of suicide rates by 24 percent over a recent 15 year span. There is a need to change the culture on how we deal with suicidality at universities, including de-stigmatizing the issue and increasing access to mental health services.

Readiness to Mow

According to the AAP, more than 9,000 children each year seek emergency room treatment for injuries sustained by a lawn mower. Here are tips for parents to follow to prevent these injuries from occurring.

Concerns about Safety Among Parents of Children with Disabilities

Learn about a recent study examining the safety concerns of parents of children with a variety of disabilities and how healthcare providers can address these concerns.

A Need to Fix a Blind Spot in Clinical Care

CIRP@CHOP's Flaura Winston, MD, PhD shares how to fix a blind spot in critical care: the heightened crash risk of doctors working consecutive night shifts.

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