Tag Archive: Center for Injury Research and Prevention

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/

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/

Feb 28 2013

Say Hello to Research in Action !

Those of us here at Cornerstone are excited to welcome another member of the CHOP family to the blogosphere: the Center for Injury Research and Prevention has launched a new blog! Research in Action will feature news and commentary on the important work being done at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention every day, and will tackle such topics as teen driving, child safety seats, and concussions.

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

Jan 23 2013

Cellie Cancer Coping Kit: It’s Much More Than a Toy

It’s Cellie! To be more specific, it’s the Cellie Cancer Coping Kit, a tool designed by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia researchers to help children and their families manage the physical and emotional challenges associated with cancer treatment. In addition to Cellie, the namesake plush toy — or critter, as some of the researchers who work with Cellie call it — the kit also includes a pack of “cancer coping cards” and a booklet for caregivers.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/cellie-cancer-coping-kit-its-much-more-than-a-toy/

Dec 27 2012

CHOP Study Finds Need for Concussion Management Tools

A study of physicians’ knowledge of and attitudes toward concussion management practices points to the need for improved concussion-specific training and infrastructure to support optimal patient care. The findings, recently published online in Pediatrics, led The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to create a new “medical home” model for managing adolescent and pediatric concussion.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-study-finds-need-for-concussion-management-tools/

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