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Concussions at Camp- What to Do

What to do if a patient sustains a concussion while away at camp? I recently spoke with my colleague, Ms. Roni Robinson, a nurse practitioner in CHOP's Concussion Care for Kids program, about some of the unique aspects of caring for children who sustain a concussion when away at camp.

Registration Open for Webinar on "Human Trafficking In Adolescents: Understanding the Issues as a Service Provider"

Registration is open for a webinar entitled "Human Trafficking In Adolescents: Understanding the Issues as a Service Provider." The free webinar is intended for social workers and other healthcare professionals and provides free continuing education credits.

Research First Line of Defense as NFL Moves to Improve Player Safety

CIRP@CHOP's Kristy Arbogast, PhD encourages advances in the engineering of protective equipment for all levels of sport through tackling concussions in the NFL.

New Resource Alert: Medscape Segment on Teens with ADHD & Driving

Learn about how clinicians can help families prepare their teens with ADHD for driving in this Medscape segment featuring Thomas J. Power, PhD, a CHOP expert in ADHD.

What's Up with Fidget Spinners

As probably any parent of a school-aged child knows, the toy of the moment is the fidget spinner. The toy, which comes in a variety of sizes and weights and now with capabilities such as playing music through a Bluetooth speaker, provides hours of distraction for kids (and some adults, too). But beware that, as with many other popular fads, users should exercise some caution as well.

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