Research in Action Blog
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October 9, 2015Recently, a question was forwarded to me from a primary care practice in Pennsylvania: “Can the physician ask about guns in the household and document this in the medical record? Or can they only discuss gun safety?” This blog dispels confusion for clinicians caused by media attention about proposed legislation that has not been implemented.
October 8, 2015Learn about how to listen to your target market to create a viable mHealth app/intervention from the Digital Health Initiative at CHOP.
October 6, 2015Read about a new section dedicated to helping families cope emotionally after an injury from the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress website.
September 28, 2015The Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) Research Team at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) shares this year's theme for National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 18-24, 2015) in this blog post and offers messaging and activities teens and families can use to spread the word.
September 22, 2015Read about how one of CIRP@CHOP's student researchers is continuing to study gender issues in practice driving now as part of our clinical team.