Injury Recovery

Concussion in Kids with ADHD

ADHD is associated with increased risk of sustaining a concussion and prolonged recovery. Read more to learn about the recent statistics and thoughts about prevention.

Fifth Annual Pediatric Concussion Symposium at CHOP-- March 3, 2017

Register for the Fifth Annual MInds Matter: Concussion Care for Kids event at Children's Hospital of Phialdelphia to learn the state of science on topic and receive continuing education credits.

Concussions in Youth Soccer: Current Guidelines and Research

Today we are pleased to welcome a guest blog post from Jaclyn Caccese, PhD, who shares some insights from her research on current initiatives in the youth soccer world on the appropriateness of heading.

New Brief Screening Tools for Posttraumatic Stress

Read about new CIRP@CHOP research about a tool that can help busy clinicians, school nurses, and others seeing in service settings screen for posttraumatic stress in children.

Outtakes from Fall Pediatric Concussion Convenings

October marked three important meetings for advancing the science of pediatric concussion. Dr. Master provides an inside look at these convenings.

Research Tool Aims to Help Children Recover After Injury

Learn about a new CIRP@CHOP research tool that aims to help researchers better understand how parents and children interact after an injury.

AAP Releases New Policy Statement on Improving Pediatric Injury Care

Last month the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a Policy Statement on Management of Pediatric Trauma to guide a comprehensive approach for improving outcomes for injured children. With 20 million children injured each year in the US, this guidance is timely and much needed. In this post, Nancy Kassam-Adams, PhD shares key points from the statement that highlight the need to attend to the emotional recovery of injured children.

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.

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.

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