Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Child, Parenting, and Healthcare Provider Issues

It’s All About Balance: Navigating the Pros and Cons of Smartphones for Teens and Children

Smartphones serve as a social lifeline for many, but have also become a cause for concern as increasing evidence shows that excessive time spent on the devices can be a factor in depression and suicidal thoughts in teens and children. I recently talked with two of my expert colleagues at CHOP about the competing dangers and benefits of smartphones for teens and children, and how parents can help kids manage their screen time appropriately.

Tide Pod Challenge- The Latest Dangerous Fad

The Tide Pod challenge, where teenagers put laundry packets into their mouths, is the latest dangerous fad. Here's what we know about laundry packets and their dangers.

Implicit Racial Bias Common Among Resident Physicians in ER

Tiffani Johnson, MD, is an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at CHOP and a PolicyLab team member who is leading research in the area of physicians' implicit racial bias towards children. Today, Dr. Johnson is sharing some of the projects findings as a guest blogger for Research in Action.

New Evidence Supports Children Under 2 are Safest Riding Rear-Facing

A new study reevaluates the safety benefits of restraining children under age 2 rear-facing versus forward-facing in motor vehicles. Learn what has and hasn't changed when it comes to keeping the youngest child passengers optimally protected.

The Hoverboard Problem Continues- Flashback Friday

This Flashback Friday post is dedicated to the danger of hoverboards, some of which have been recalled just this week.

Hidden Threats to Children In and Around Vehicles

My colleagues and I recently published a study describing the underrecognized frequency of nontraffic incidents, injuries, and fatalities among children.