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#InMyFeelings -- The Latest Dangerous Fad

As summer draws to a close, we reflect on the dangerous fad of the season: the #InMyFeelings challenge.

Novel Measures of Cell Phone Use While Driving

Learn about a new CIRP study, published in Health Education and Behavior, that examined novel measures of cell phone use while driving to better understand how and at what speeds adolescents use their cell phone while driving.

Cell Phone Distraction Can Contribute to Pediatric Drowning

We know that distracted driving can result in crashes and injuries. However, there is some recent evidence demonstrating that distractions, namely from cell phone use, can contribute to another highly prevalent childhood injury: drowning.

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Separating Immigrant Children from Their Parents?

I recently talked with two of my colleagues at CHOP about the physical and mental impact of the U.S. policy of separating detained immigrant children from their parents at the Mexican border and how parents and other caregivers can help them heal.

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