Center for Injury Research and Prevention

ICYMI July 2020

August 4, 2020

Trends in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury

A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that from 2012 to 2018 the rates of emergency department visits due to contact sports-related traumatic brain injury decreased significantly.

Dog Bite Injuries During the Pandemic

A recent study found a nearly three-fold increase in children presenting to a pediatric emergency department for dog bites since the statewide stay at home order was issued.

Pediatric Brain Injury: Disparities in Care 

Having insurance is associated with increased odds of receiving lifesaving procedures, as well as increased odds of survival among children with brain injury, according to a new study from Arkansas.

Impact of Bicycle Lanes on Automobile Driving Speed

A new study found that there were no significant differences in speed among cars driving on roads with or without bicycle lanes.

Mental Health in LGBTQ Youth

The Trevor Project’s second annual survey on mental health among LGBTQ youth found persistently high rates of suicidal ideation and thoughts of self-harm, as well as difficulty accessing mental health support.

Sleep Is More Critical Than Ever Now

In this article, a psychologist discusses research showing a strong link between social isolation and poor mental health in quarantined youth as a whole and, particularly, higher rates of PTSD symptoms. Quality and duration of sleep were factors in the severity of depression and anxiety symptoms.

Reopening of Schools: The Role of School Nurses

As parents across the nation grapple with the decision about whether to send their children back to school in the fall, Penn School of Nursing/CIRP's Dr. Kate MacDonald discusses the role of school nurses in the reopening of schools in this podcast.