Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Launches Teen Driving Website

The indefatiguable Flaura Winston has another initiative@ The Center for Injury Research and Prevention at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute has launched an award-winning website with research-based information and tools created to help teens stay safe on the road (www.teendriverssource.org). The site includes educational resources, statistics, facts, and more to help users. Over […]

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Pool safety statement from Safe Kids New Zealand

Drowning in swimming pools is a significant cause of preventable deaths and hospitalisations among children in New Zealand. 61% of those who drown in home swimming pools in New Zealand are under 5. Much evidence shows that completely enclosing a swimming pool with four sided fencing and isolating it from the home is the most […]

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IP People in the News

Louis Francescutti, elected President of Royal College. The official announcement reads: “The Royal College is pleased to announce that Louis Hugo Francescutti, MD, PhD, MPH, FRCPC, FACPM, CCFP officially became the 41st president of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada on October 18. The University of Alberta professor, emergency room / preventive […]

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Media sightings

Brian Johnston and Flaura Winston were both quoted in a New York Times article appearing this past summer.  Brian’s views on injury proneness were reported alongside Flaura’s regarding the risk of injury to a sibling following a sib injury. Brian postulated that this might involve ‘post-traumatic arousal’ (a component of PSTD) that increases vulnerability. Flaura […]

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