Child, Parenting, and Healthcare Provider Issues
January 17, 2018Smartphones 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.
ICYMI December 2017: Sandy Hook Five Year Anniversary, Adverse Childhood Experiences in Children with Autism, Driverless Cars, and More...
January 2, 2018Read more for a roundup for newsworthy articles from December 2017.
December 19, 2017Tiffani 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.
December 6, 2017A 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.
ICYMI November: Ridesharing and Motor Vehicle Crashes, Smartphones and Suicide, Spit Test for Concussion, and more!
November 30, 2017Read more for a roundup for newsworthy articles from November 2017.
November 17, 2017This Flashback Friday post is dedicated to the danger of hoverboards, some of which have been recalled just this week.
ICYMI October: Blog Survey, Dr. Winston, Concussion and Multiple Sclerosis, ACEs and Sesame Street, and more!
October 31, 2017Read more for a summary of newsworthy articles about child injury prevention from the past month.