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Later School Start Can Help Prevent Teens Driving While Sleep-Deprived

I thought you might interested in a summary of the science that links lack of sleep with crashes involving teen drivers, and how schools are addressing it.

Concussions in Female Athletes: Higher Rates and Harder Recovery

As the landscape of women’s athletics changes, Dr. Kristy Arbogast briefly sums up what scientists know about concussions in female athletes today and what we urgently still need to learn.

Flashback Friday- Managing Sports Injuries

As we continue cheering on our Olympians, this Flashback Friday post revisits some previous posts on sports-related injuries, including extreme athleticism in girls, injuries in Special Olympians, and concussions in youth soccer.

Measuring the Effect of the NJ Decal Provision on GDL Compliance

Read about new CIRP@CHOP research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health that examined the impact of New Jersey's Graduated Driver Licensing requirement on young driver behaviors.

Help Children with ADHD Defuse Their Own Aggressive and Impulsive Behavior

For children with ADHD, the potential for conflict with others is all around them, particularly at school. Learn strategies to head off situations and maintain positive environment.