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The Problem with Hoverboards

Hoverboards top the holiday lists of many this season, but beware of the risks. Hoverboard safety alert from US DOT has been issued. Read more for tips to stay safe.

On-line Training for Nurses: Trauma-informed Approach to Patient Care

When we know better, we do better. We never wore seat belts, never had car seats, and never wore bike helmets while growing up. Now, my family ALWAYS wears seat belts and bike helmets and are optimally restrained while riding in cars. 

Designing mHealth Apps

Read this post about designing an effective mHealth app, fifth in a series from CIRP@CHOP Digital Health Initiative experts.

Disparities in Motor Vehicle Crash Death Rates

An interesting study exploring the trends in inequalities in motor vehicle crash death rates came across my desk yesterday. Study authors suggest multiple factors at the community level could explain increased disparities.

Parents Part of Problem When Teens Drive Distracted

New CIRP@CHOP research sheds light on why teens talk or text on their cell phones while driving.

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