Child, Parenting, and Healthcare Provider Issues

Injuries from Strollers and Infant Carriers

Read more about a recent study exploring the rates and patterns of injury from strollers and infant carriers.

Child Passenger Safety Beyond Passenger Vehicles: School Bus Safety

In Part 2 of this blog series on National Safety Council's updated child passenger safety recommendations, the topic of 3-point seat belts on school buses is explored.

Child Passenger Safety Beyond Passenger Vehicles: Airplane Safety

National Safety Council recently announced an update to its child passenger safety policy statement. This included a recommended mandate that children under 2 years of age should be properly secured in their own seat on airplanes using an using a child restraint system that has been approved and tested for aircraft usage.

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.

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.

Trampoline Park Injuries

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

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.

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