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Newborn Screening Uncovers Hidden Genetic Disorders

How can a seemingly healthy child have a genetic disorder? Divya Vats, MD, medical director of the Newborn Screening Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and is a staff physician at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles-Santa Monica Outpatient Care Center explains how newborn screening works and why it can prevent lifelong disability—and even save a child’s life.

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Environment Plays Bigger Role Than Genetics in the Food Allergic Disease Eosinophilic Esophagitis

CINCINNATI - Researchers have found that environment has a much stronger role than genetics in eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a severe, often painful food allergy that renders children unable to eat a wide variety of foods.

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New Study Finds 34% of Severely Injured Patients Undertriaged in the United States

According to the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma, patients with severe injuries should be treated at level I or level II trauma centers. Those centers have the resources to provide the best care for those patients.

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Some Concussion Education More Useful Than Others, Parents Say

Many parents whose kids participate in athletics will be asked to sign a waiver about concussion education, but that’s not enough to ensure parents are confident about handling the injury, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health.

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Narrow Focus on Physical Activity Could Be Ruining Kids’ Playtime

"By focusing on the physical activity aspect of play, authorities put aside several aspects of play that are beneficial to young people's emotional and social health," Professor Katherine Frohlich, University of Montreal

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Bad Cold or Enterovirus 68?

It’s hard to tell the difference between the two, but Pia Pannaraj, MD, Infectious Diseases specialist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles speaks on how parents should treat their kids’ symptoms and when to seek medical attention.

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Psychologist Available to Comment on Effectiveness of Physical Punishment

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Effect of Magnesium Sulfate During Pregnancy on Very Preterm Infants

Magnesium sulfate given intravenously to pregnant women at risk of very preterm birth was not associated with benefit on neurological, behavioral, growth, or functional outcomes in their children at school age, according to a study in the September 17 issue of JAMA.

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Expert Available to Discuss Respiratory Virus Affecting Children Nationwide

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