Category Archive: Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Aug 20 2013

‘Perfect Storm’ May Be at Play in ADHD, Teen Driving

There is convincing evidence that individuals – including teens – with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at heightened risk for unsafe driving behaviors.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/perfect-storm-may-be-at-play-in-adhd-teen-driving/

Aug 01 2013

Obamacare, Wider Health Insurance Access Could Lead to Pediatric Patient Influx

Signed into law by President Obama in March 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — popularly known as “Obamacare” — contains a number of provisions designed to expand health insurance coverage.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/obamacare-wider-health-insurance-access-could-lead-to-pediatric-patient-influx/

Jul 09 2013

CHOP Recruits Hockey Teams to Help Study Concussions

What really goes on in the heads of teenagers? Generations of parents have asked that question, but researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) at CHOP are studying one important aspect of it literally: What happens when a teenager gets a concussion?

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/the-forces-at-play-concussions/

Jul 01 2013

Highlighting CHOP Research’s Commitment to Education

As one of the premier pediatric research institutions in the country, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute has long been committed to education and to training the next generation of pediatric pioneers.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/highlighting-chop-researchs-commitment-to-education/

Jun 17 2013

Twitter Chatting About Teen Summer Safety

For many teens, summer is just getting underway. But increased time spent outdoors also comes with increased safety concerns: Sun exposure, swimming, biking, and hiking can all increase the risk of various adolescent injuries.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/twitter-chatting-about-teen-summer-safety/

May 28 2013

Center for Injury Research & Prevention Awarded for Teen Driving Initiative

For several years, the Teen Driver Safety Research team at the Center for Injury Research & Prevention (CIRP) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has strived to reduce the frequency and severity of teens’ motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and fatalities.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/center-for-injury-research-prevention-awarded-for-teen-driving-initiative/

May 14 2013

Report Recommends Changes to Best Protect Children in Car Crashes

Kristy Arbogast, PhD, director of engineering at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP, led the report, which reviewed the current science and data regarding rear seat occupant safety.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/report-recommends-changes-to-best-protect-children-in-car-crashes/

Apr 17 2013

Helping Children Cope With the Tragedy in Boston

Flaura K. Winston, MD, PhD, the Center’s scientific director and founder, outlines a few resources families can use to help their children better understand and cope with disasters like the recent bombings in Boston.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/helping-children-cope-with-the-tragedy-in-boston/

Apr 09 2013

National Teen Driving Report Finds Safety Gains for Teen Passengers

A new report on teen driver safety from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and State Farm® shows encouraging trends among teen passengers. The report shows that teen passenger fatalities declined 30 percent in crashes involving teen drivers, most teen passengers “always” buckle up, and less than a quarter ride with drivers who were drinking.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/national-teen-driving-report-finds-safety-gains-for-teen-passengers/

Mar 18 2013

New on Research in Action

New on the Center for Injury Research and Prevention’s (CIRP) blog Research in Action are two stories that touch on a tragic topic: children and teenagers being injured in car crashes.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/new-on-research-in-action/

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