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New Evidence Supports Children Under 2 are Safest Riding Rear-Facing

A new study reevaluates the safety benefits of restraining children under age 2 rear-facing versus forward-facing in motor vehicles. Learn what has and hasn't changed when it comes to keeping the youngest child passengers optimally protected.

Relationships, Communication and Snacks Drive Student Concussion Study Recruitment

What does it take to recruit high school students for research? Read about strategies to recruit student athletes to participate in a multi-year study.

The Developing Brain and Teen Driving

Read about a research summary that examines the role of the brain’s executive functions in driving outcomes, also known as crashes, for adolescent drivers.

The Hoverboard Problem Continues- Flashback Friday

This Flashback Friday post is dedicated to the danger of hoverboards, some of which have been recalled just this week.

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