Posts Categorized: Injury Prevention

Parents Can Make a Difference in Reducing Teen’s Risky Driving Behavior

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A new study offers parents a specific action they can take to improve the odds of their young driver surviving the most perilous period in a driver’s life: the teen years. With six teens dying in car crashes every day, the need is clear. Safe Kids Worldwide and the General Motors Foundation studied parents and new… Read more »

Safety Tips as School Year Gets Started

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It’s time – summer will be coming to a close and kids will be heading back to school. Even though many of us have lived this season before, it’s a good time to remember some tips and reinforce them with your children. If you’re a new “back to school” parent, welcome to the club –… Read more »

New Rules on Child Car Seats in PA

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Now in Pennsylvania, children age 2 and younger must sit in rear-facing car seats, according to a new state law. The state is now the fourth in the country to require rear-facing seats for babies and toddlers and the move will keep kids safer on the road. Since 2011, both the American Academy of Pediatrics… Read more »

Look Before You Lock: Prevent Heatstroke

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It’s happens nearly every week: kids lefts in hot cars. As a parent you think: that’s impossible, or it won’t happen to me? Since 1998, more than 680 children across the United States have died from car-related heatstroke when unattended in a vehicle.  Countless others were involved in “near miss” situations, meaning children were saved from… Read more »

Stay Safe Playing Pokémon GO

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In just a few short days, millions of children, teens, and even adults are exploring various neighborhoods because of Pokémon GO, a new free virtual reality mobile app using landmarks as spots for Pokémon locations. Here at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, we have already seen a few cases of kids being injured, and we want to make… Read more »