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Trauma-center care significantly lowers risk of death

Care at a trauma center lowers the risk of death for injured patients by 25 percent compared to treatment received at non-trauma centers, according to the results of a nationwide study conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Follow-up care for adolescent trauma survivors’ emotional distress: A need unmet

Adolescents who suffer physical injuries are vulnerable to emotional distress in the months following their hospitalization, yet almost 40 percent of hospitalized adolescents interviewed for a new study had no source for the follow-up medical care that could diagnose and treat symptoms of post-traumatic stress.

Preventing Injury Death Around the World: ‘The 1,000,000 Lives Campaign’

At least five million people around the world die from trauma each year, with enormous disparities in survival rates for patients injured in high-income and low-income countries.

Parents slow to adapt to booster seat law

Booster seats have been proven to protect children from serious injury, yet new research shows that in some communities fewer than 21 percent of children 4-8 years old are properly secured in booster seats when they ride in cars.

Rivara elected to Institute of Medicine

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Rivara elected to Institute of Medicine

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Intimate partner violence often ignored in determining child custody

Most states mandate some consideration of intimate partner violence (IPV) in child custody proceedings, but the existence of such abuse is often unknown to the court when custody is at issue.

Color coding by size helps caregivers treat young patients with greater accuracy

Sick and injured children come in all sizes, challenging their caregivers to provide them with appropriate doses of medication and other necessary therapies.

Washington Legislature strengthens booster seat law

Washington’s Child Restraint Law, passed in 2002 as the first such law to be enacted in the U.

Charles Mock named to lead Injury Prevention Research Center

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