While a new study in Pediatrics confirms current best practice, media headlines might confuse families and healthcare providers. Here are messages to reaffirm.
Risk of people dying in teen driver-related crashes is highest in summer months. Dr. Dennis Durbin, a father of three teens, recommends ways for parents to let their teens safely enjoy the freedoms of summer.
You can’t deny the fact that Twitter has become a dominant force in the micro-blogging realm. Read why Venk Kandadai, technology manager for the Digital Health Initiative (DHI) at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP), thinks Twitter may have the potential to bridge the gap between scientific innovation and effective dissemination.
New series of infographics and posters provide best-practice state-of-the-science tips on recognizing symptoms and managing youth concussions in terms that youth can understand.
Seventy percent of rear seat occupants are children and adolescents, so it’s important to consider their unique safety needs as part of any improvements to the rear seat. Released today, a new CPS Issue Report provides recommendations for research and policy to help guide traffic safety colleagues in their consideration of priorities for safety in the rear seat, especially as it pertains to NHTSA’s Request for Comment to identify needed improvements to the New Car Assessment Program.
While motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens, we have made great strides in reducing the number of crashes involving teens behind the wheel. According to a new report released today by CIRP@CHOP and State Farm®, the number of teen driver-related fatalities declined 47 percent in the past six years from a total of 5,889 in 2005 to a total of 3,150 in 2011.