About Frederick Rivara

Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH, is the holder of the Seattle Children's Guild Endowed Chair in Pediatrics, Professor of Pediatrics and adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Washington. He is chief of the Division of General Pediatrics and vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics in the School of Medicine. He is editor-in-chief of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. His research interests include the efficacy and promotion of bicycle helmets and prevention of pedestrian injuries. Dr. Rivara served as founding director of the Harborview Injury and Research Center in Seattle for 13 years, founding president of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention, and his contributions to the field of injury control have spanned 30 years. He was one of the editors of WHO's report, World Report on Child Injury.

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Articles by Frederick

Are Used Bike Helmets Safe to Buy for Kids?

Are Used Bike Helmets Safe to Buy for Kids?

It’s important to insist that your kids wear bike helmets. Research shows that wearing one while riding reduces a child’s risk of brain injury by 88 percent. But, the truth is, it’s best to buy a bike helmet new. It could have been damaged in a crash — even if you don’t see cracks — and might not be able to withstand another one. When purchasing a helmet, look for the CPSC seal,... 

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