News of the Field

#HeatstrokeKills - National Heatstroke Prevention Day 2016

With summer temperatures in full swing and a heatwave impacting about half of the country, the threat of pediatric heatstroke is ongoing, so it is timely that this Sunday, July 31st marks National Heatstroke Prevention Day. Led by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the day is intended to bring awareness and education to the public about understanding and preventing pediatric heatstroke.

Sports Fan Injuries: Keep Your Eye On the Ball

Major League Baseball's season is underway and so are spectator injuries. Dr. Mark Zonfrillo shares his experience with cataloging injuries to fans.

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.

Autonomous Cars and Self-Driving Technology: Burden or Boon for Teen Drivers?

Autonomous and self-driving technology is under scrutiny after a supposed auto-pilot mode-related fatal crash. These technologies have potential to prevent crashes, but we can't underestimate the human factors at play -- especially for young drivers.

Rear-facing to Age 2: Questions from Local Car Seat Checks

This August, Pennsylvania becomes the 4th state to require children remain in a rear-facing child restraints to age 2. Here are common questions from parents.

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.

Dogs and Driving: Reasons to Restrain Pets in Cars

To drive safely with both people and dogs in tow, here are pet restraint safety guidelines to share based on tenets of human occupant protection.

The Problem with Hoverboards

Hoverboards top the holiday lists of many this season, but beware of the risks. Hoverboard safety alert from US DOT has been issued. Read more for tips to stay safe.

Disparities in Motor Vehicle Crash Death Rates

An interesting study exploring the trends in inequalities in motor vehicle crash death rates came across my desk yesterday. Study authors suggest multiple factors at the community level could explain increased disparities.

NJ's New Child Passenger Safety Law Goes Into Effect Today

As of today, a new (and stricter) child passenger safety law is in effect. Read on for what parents in New Jersey need to know.

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