Injury Prevention Podcasts

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh’s Injury Prevention Podcast Series for Parents provides important safety information to parents, caregivers, teachers and group leaders. Host Sheila Hyland leads Children’s experts in a discussion about injury prevention for everyday activities—all for the sake of keeping kids safe.

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Internet Safety

Bill Shore, internet specialist for the FBI, discusses potential risks posed by some internet activities and how to protect children without restricting their use of worthwhile and fun Web sites.

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Medication Safety

Jeff Goff, RPh, MS, director of the Pharmacy Department at Children’s, discusses medication safety and ways that parents can be active participants in the process of giving medicine to their children.

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Relationship Violence

Pamela J. Murray, MD, MPH, director of adolescent medicine at Children’s, discusses the prevalence of dating violence and abusive relationships in teens and what parents can do to help prevent it.

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Car Seat Safety

Richard Lippert, EMS coordinator at Children’s, discusses safety tips and guidelines for the proper care and use of car seats. Learn more about car seat safety.




Helmet Safety and Fitting

Chris Vitale, injury prevention coordinator at Children’s, discusses the proper care and use of helmets for your child or teen. Learn more about helmet safety and fitting.

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Bike Safety

Barbara Gaines, MD, director of the Benedum Pediatric Trauma Program and a pediatric trauma surgeon at Children’s, discusses bike safety and other riding equipment. Learn more about bike safety.

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