August 2016

Discovering the Human Factor in Biomechanics

Today we are pleased to welcome a guest blog post from Todd Hullfish, who recently graduated with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University. Todd worked with CIRP’s Biomechanical Engineering Research team as a co-op student for three years and recently joined the Human Motion Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine as a Research Specialist.

Summertime Concussion Guidance

Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician, Dan Corwin discusses how concussion management may differ in the summertime compared to when kids are in school.

New Resource Alert: TeenDrivingPlan YouTube Videos

View and share two new YouTube videos on the TeenDrivingPlan Channel with parents to help them more effectively supervise their teens' driving practice.

Trampoline Park Injuries

Read more for new information about the risks of pediatric injury at trampoline parks.

Having an Incarcerated Parent: The mental health needs of affected children

This guest blog from Research Experiences for Undergraduates student Ellyn Butler explores the short- and long-term outcomes for children with incarcerated mothers.

Hidden Cost of Extreme Athleticism in Teen Girls

Watching the elite female athletes during these Olympic games has been beyond exciting. While the often extreme fitness and diet regiments of the athletes may suggest robust health, one topic parents should be aware of is that female athletes, through an imbalance of nutrition and hormones, are at both short- and long-term risk for poor bone health. I reached out to my sports medicine colleague, Naomi Brown, for more perspective.

New Resource Alert: Medical Traumatic Stress Guide for Working with Children in Foster Care

A new resource developed by the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress in partnership with Northeast Treatment Centers supports nurses and clinicians that provide care to patients in the child welfare system. The online course provides a 1.0 Continuing Education Credit for nurses.