Category: Injury Prevention

Hazards of Hot Cars

By: Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH The statistics are alarming. On average, 37 children die from heat stroke every summer in the United States after getting trapped inside hot cars. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center embraces every opportunity to get the word out about the need to prevent such tragedies […]

Petit Fellows Learn Injury Prevention

By: Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH This summer, the Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center (IPC) hosted six remarkable female college students as part of The Hayley Petit Injury and Violence Prevention Fellowship.  Through literature review, lectures, and hands on experiences, the Petit Fellows learned about injury and violence prevention […]

Trampoline Trouble

At Connecticut Children’s, our research related to trampoline injuries is once again making national headlines. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics, co-authored by Connecticut Children’s emergency physicians Steven Rogers, MD, and Jesse Sturm, MD, and pediatric emergency medicine fellow Kathryn Kasmire, MD, documented a sharp increase […]

Don’t Leave Kids in Hot Cars

By: Kevin Borrup, JD, MPA Already this year, 12 children have died of heatstroke in the United States after being left in hot cars, and we have yet to see the hottest days of summer. On Saturday, the latest death occurred in Iowa where a 6-month old died […]