Connecticut Children's Blog
Connecticut Children's Blog provides important perspective on pediatric health from the same voices that care for our patients at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
With just a few days left before Connecticut’s new car seat law takes effect, you may have questions about what, exactly, is changing and how you can best prepare. Connecticut Children’s Safe Kids Connecticut Coordinator, Luis Rivera, a certified passenger safety technician, shares everything you need to know about the law and what you need […]
Written by Kevin Borrup, Connecticut Children’s Injury Prevention Center It’s summer and that means it’s trauma season with an increase in injuries and deaths due to car crashes, falls, and drownings. With the hot weather we also see rare events become more common, as children die due to heatstroke after being forgotten and left alone […]
Connecticut Children’s would like to welcome the newest addition to our Injury Prevention team! Amy Hunter is an injury epidemiologist. It’s a burgeoning field that is critical to finding ways to keep our children safe. We recently caught up with Amy to learn more about her profession and how she plans to contribute to the well-being […]
Below is the testimony of Connecticut Children’s Medical Center to the Transportation Committee regarding HB 6956, An Act Concerning the Use of Child Restraint Systems. My name is Luis Rivera, Program Coordinator, Injury Prevention Center at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. I am submitting testimony in support of this proposed legislation because it would help protect […]
Children, adolescents and even adults can’t seem to get enough of the new, augmented reality game, Pokemon Go. The phone app has taken over news headlines and swept the nation by storm since launching on July 6. With more than 21 million daily users, chances are that your child has either heard of the game […]