Philadelphia Family Plagued By Hit And Runs

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare for their child to be involved in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident. For one Philadelphia dad, that nightmare recently came true, not just once, but twice. The man’s 10-year old daughter was struck by a car as she was crossing a street in Fishtown Thursday. The young girl, who is an […]

New Federal Law To Require Backup Cameras In All Cars

Federal vehicle regulators have announced a new rule requiring car manufacturers to install backup cameras in every passenger vehicle produced after 2014. The regulation is designed to prevent so-called backover accidents, a particularly fatal form of motor vehicle accidents. Some vehicles are already equipped with the cameras, but this new move will guarantee that all […]

Studies Suggest Tbis More Harmful To Children Than Thought

A traumatic brain injury resulting from a car accident, fall or another traumatic event can be devastating, especially when the accident victims are children, new research shows. Two small studies published recently in the journal Pediatrics suggest that, contrary to past belief, severe traumatic brain injuries occurring in very young children often lead to harmful […]

Report Popular Instant Soups Pose Burn Risks For Kids

For those cold Philadelphia days, there’s nothing better than a hot cup of soup. However, a recent report revealed that certain instant soups can be dangerous and can cause a serious burn injury, especially involving children. Last week, an investigative report by National Public Radio uncovered the burn risks presented by some of the most popular […]

Are Overweight Kids Safe In Child Safety Seats

Even with today’s advanced technology available in automobiles, car accidents can be devastating, especially for children. In fact, motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of injury and death among children in the United States. This is why it’s so important that parents follow laws and guidelines regarding child safety seats. Guidelines are set […]

Doctors Advise Against Kids Sports That Risk Head Injury

A statement issued jointly by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Paediatric Society urges its member doctors to oppose children being involved in boxing and other sports where there is an increased risk of brain injuries to participants. The statement appeared in the September issue of “Pediatrics.” The original policy dates back to 1997, […]

Are Kids Really Safest Being Driven By Grandparents

Older adults take a lot of heat for their driving abilities. But a new study suggests that driving like a “grandma” is a good thing when children are involved. The study, conducted by researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, found that kids are likely safer when riding in a car driven by their grandparents […]