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How Will Genomics Enter Day-to-Day Medicine?

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A quiet transformation has been brewing in medicine, as large-scale DNA results become increasingly available to patients and healthcare providers. Amid a cascade of data, physicians, counselors and families are sorting out how to better understand and use this information in making health care decisions. National experts have issued recommendations for integrating genomics into clinical practice.

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Researchers to Use Innovative Alternative to Autopsy to Better Understand Child Mortality

The Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) has been awarded a large grant for research that will help determine why so many children under five are dying in the world’s poorest countries. The grant will fund use of an innovative alternative to traditional autopsy known as minimally invasive tissue sampling.

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Initial Site Work Begins on New Home for UofL Pediatric Health Care

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On July 18, the University of Louisville Foundation will begin construction on a new, 170,000-square-foot pediatric medical office building. The building will be designed to house all of the UofL Physicians pediatric specialty clinical practices.

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Reporter Needed to Cover New 'Fast Pitch' Service from Newswise

Newswise Fast Pitch is the first service to invite reporters and communications people to meet via video conference and pitch story ideas. Reporters are highly satisfied with the results.

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Physical Activity Boosts Kids' Brain Power and Academic Prowess

A consensus statement which includes a University of Exeter researcher says exercise boosts kids' and young people's brain power and academic prowess.

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Researchers Identify the Molecular Roots of Lung Damage in Preemies with GI Disease

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Johns Hopkins researchers report they have figured out a root cause of the lung damage that occurs in up to 10 percent of premature infants who develop necrotizing enterocolitis, a disorder that damages and kills the lining of the intestine.

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Educating Parents on Healthy Infant Sleep Habits May Help Prevent Obesity

Teaching parents bedtime techniques to encourage healthy sleep habits in their infants may help prevent obesity, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Strong links exist between inadequate sleep and childhood obesity.

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A Lesson From Fruit Flies

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Extending what they learned from flies to a mouse model, researchers discover a possible first therapy for an uncommon childhood disease.

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Nancy Lee, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, Joins Children’s Hospital Los Angeles as Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer

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Nancy Lee, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, will join Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) as senior vice president and chief clinical officer (CCO), effective July 5, 2016.

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Support Children's Cancer Treatment at First Chicago Decathlon

Chicago area resident-athletes will have the opportunity to participate in a Decathlon at Lane Tech Stadium, Chicago, on August 6 and 7 to raise funds for pediatric cancer research at Rush. The Decathlon is a world-class athletic event for competitive amateur athletes from all professions testing speed, strength, endurance, agility, and coordination through a series of 10 challenges performed consecutively in one day.

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Study Uses Diverse Sample to Examine Childhood Weight's Link to Age of First Substance Use

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Girls who were overweight as children are likely to begin using cigarettes, marijuana or alcohol at an earlier age than their healthy-weight peers, according to a new study by researchers in the Indiana University School of Education.

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Lionel Racing Gifts More Than $46,000 on Behalf of Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Lionel Racing, the official Die-cast of NASCAR and agency of the Racing Collectables Club of America, raised more than $26,000 for Nationwide Children’s Hospital during its annual RCCA member’s event May 21 in Concord, N.C.

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Research Links High Zinc Levels and Kidney Stones

David Killilea, PhD, a staff scientist at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), co-authored a study into the causes of kidney stones. The study was conducted by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), in collaboration with the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Marin County and Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI). Published in the prestigious scientific journal PLOS ONE, the study revealed that high levels of zinc in the body may contribute to kidney stone formation.

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UAB Study Showcases Poisoning Risk to Small Children From Laundry Pods

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UAB study says laundry pod detergents pose an increased risk of severe injury for young children over nonpod detergents.

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Dr. Lori Warner, Parenting Expert at Beaumont Health, Discusses How Pushy Parents Can Harm Their Children

Beaumont Children's clinical psychologist, Lori Warner, ph.d., a board-certified behavior analyst, Dr. Warner is also the director of the Ted Lindsay Foundation HOPE Center, and associate professor, Oakland University William Beaumont School, frequently speaks lectures on behavior management, toileting, feeding, autism diagnosis and treatment and parenting.

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Study Shows Women Lack Confidence in Maternity Care Providers

A new University of Michigan study shows that women are even more afraid of childbirth than previously thought—and are as concerned about their health care providers and their place of birth as they are about pain or complications.

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Health Tips for Traveling Abroad with Kids

Before your family heads to Mexico, Asia or beyond, do a little planning ahead of time to keep everyone healthy during their journey. Dr. Nava Yeganeh, an assistant professor of pediatric infectious diseases and director of the Pediatric International Travel and Adoption Clinic at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, explains three important strategies.

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Skateboarding Professor Available to Talk About Keeping Kids Active During the Summer Break.

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