Center for Injury Research & Policy News

Mar 12, 2012

New Study Examines Stair-Related Injuries Among Children in the United States

A new study by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that from 1999 through 2008, more than 93,000 children younger than 5 years of age were treated in U.S. emergency departments for stair-related injuries.

Nov 30, 2011

Study details the effects of computerized neurocognitive testing for high school athletes with concussions

Only 40% of United States (US) high schools use computerized neurocognitive tests when assessing sport-related concussions, according to researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston.

Nov 10, 2011

Survey details inconsistencies in how concussions are managed in high school athletes

Concussions account for nearly 15 percent of all sport-related injuries in high school athletes, according to researchers at Children's Hospital Boston.

Apr 12, 2011

New National Study Finds Increase in Football-Related Injuries Among Youth

A new study conducted by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that an estimated 5.25 million football-related injuries among children and adolescents between 6 and 17 years of age were treated in U.S.

Feb 03, 2011

New National Study Finds Mountain Bike-Related Injuries Down 56 Percent

Mountain biking, also known as off-road biking, is a great way to stay physically active while enjoying nature and exploring the outdoors. The good news is that mountain biking-related injuries have decreased.

Jan 27, 2011

New National Study Finds 34 Percent Increase in Number of Running-Related Injuries Among Children 6 to 18 Years Old Treated in U.S. Emergency Departments

Researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital examined running-related injuries among children and adolescents 6 to 18 years old and found that an estimated 225,344 cases were treated in U.S.

Jan 17, 2011

New National Study Finds 11,500 Emergency Department Visits, Nearly 100 Deaths Related to Snow Shoveling Each Year

Known by many as one of the least favorite wintertime chores, shoveling snow can also be hazardous and is associated with many serious, even fatal events among both adults and children.

Dec 21, 2010

NFL Charities Awards More Than $1.6 Million in Sports Medical Research Grants

NFL Charities, the charitable foundation of the National Football League owners, has awarded more than $1.6 million in grants to support sports-related medical research at 16 organizations, the NFL announced today. Of these grants, $988,224 will go to studying concussion prevention and treatment.

Dec 01, 2010

New National Study Examines Concussion Management in High School Sports

Each academic year, an estimated 136,000 sports-related concussions occur among high school athletes in the United States. A new study conducted by researchers at the Sports Concussion Clinic at Children’s Hospital Boston and the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute

Aug 02, 2010

New National Study Finds Decrease in Pediatric Injuries Associated with Household Cleaners

Every year in the United States, there are more than 1.2 million poison exposures among children younger than 6 years. In recent decades, household cleaning products have consistently been one of the leading sources of pediatric poisoning.