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 Medical Center, our research 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 in injuries […]

Connecticut’s Healthiest Kids

Children in Connecticut are among the healthiest in the country. That’s according to the 2016 Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  The report ranks Connecticut fifth in terms of overall child well-being and was featured in the Hartford Courant.  Our state came in right behind […]

Screening for Social Determinants of Health

By: Paul Dworkin, MD It’s important that physicians screen for problems related to the critical social determinants of health. Those are the circumstances in which people live and work, such as food insecurity, housing insecurity, and transportation, that have been shown to have twice the impact on overall […]