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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.

New Research: U.S. May Be Greatly Undercounting Pediatric Concussions

New research from CIRP@CHOP and CDC highlights a substantial gap in how the U.S. currently estimates incidence of concussion in children and youth.

Consider a Public Health Approach to Traumatic Stress Prevention

The vast population-level impact of trauma exposure among children and youth provides a compelling example of the need for a public health approach to preventing posttraumatic stress among the young.

Vision Disorders Are Common After Concussion for Adolescents

Minds Matter researchers at CIRP@CHOP describe the prevalence of vision disorders that are not picked up in routine vision screens after adolescent concussions.

Reducing the Impact of a Potentially Traumatic Event

Pediatric healthcare providers have the unique opportunity to impact the reactions of families and patients to a potentially traumatic event (PTE). This blog post shares how to guide patients to reframe their thoughts and to foster resilience by practicing trauma-informed care.

New Resource Alert: Medical Traumatic Stress Guide for Mental Health Professionals

A new guide developed by the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress guides mental health professionals working with children impacted by medical traumatic stress.

Managing Risks in Youth Sports

The release of the movie "Concussion" inspired thoughtful discussion on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, concussion, and youth sports. Read more for how parents can be counseled to minimize risk while reaping the benefits of youth sports.

On-line Training for Nurses: Trauma-informed Approach to Patient Care

Moderator’s Note: This post was authored by Christie Alminde, RN, CPN, who served as an outreach coordinator for the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress. Prior to CPTS, she was a Surgical/Trauma Nurse at CHOP. As of July 2016, Ms. Alminde has left CIRP@CHOP to pursue her career elsewhere.

When we know better, we do better. We never wore seat belts, never had car seats, and never wore bike helmets while growing up. Now, my family ALWAYS wears seat belts and bike helmets and are optimally restrained while riding in cars. 

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