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Drug Identified That Could Reverse Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Scientists identify a safe drug that for the first time could treat – and possibly reverse – the thickening of lung artery walls in pulmonary arterial hypertension; clinical trial is expected in 2019
8-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Allergic Reactions to Foods are Milder in Infants, Study Finds

Symptoms of food-induced anaphylaxis in infants are much less severe than in toddlers and older children, according to a study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology....
10-Jul-2018 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites


A Lifetime Sentence: Incarceration of Parents Impacts Health of Their Children into Adulthood

Young adults who had parents incarcerated during childhood do not receive timely healthcare and have more unhealthy behaviors, Lurie Children’s researchers find
3-Jul-2018 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Scientists Create Blood with Potential for Future Treatments

Researchers develop a simple and efficient method to induce human pluripotent stem cells to become blood, which could be key in future treatments for blood disorders, immune deficiencies and cancer
28-Jun-2018 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Public Health Campaign Pays Off: Window Falls Drop by 50 Percent

In 2001, when 30 children under 5 fell out of a window, Chicago was facing a public health crisis that was preventable. By 2016, window falls were cut in half after the 2002 launch of an educational campaign called “Stop the Falls” that urges...
7-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Blood Test Shows Promise for Predicting Cerebral Palsy in Preemies

As the first step toward predicting cerebral palsy in premature infants, scientists have identified a panel of microRNAs that are changed in babies who later develop abnormal muscle tone. MicroRNAs are small, noncoding RNA molecules that are...
31-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Parents Want Better Food Labeling in Schools to Help Keep Their Kids with Food Allergy Safe

One in five parents did not feel that their child with food allergy was safe while at school, according to results of a national survey published in BMC Pediatrics. While most of the 289 parents surveyed reported that their child’s school had...
23-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Identifies New Target for Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension

Scientists at Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago have identified a gene called FoxM1 as a promising target for treatment of pulmonary hypertension, or high blood pressure in the...
30-Apr-2018 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Epilepsy in Young Children Should Be Treated as Urgently as Cancer

Survival of childhood cancers dramatically improved through national cooperative group research and care protocols; specialists call for the same model to improve outcomes of early life epilepsies.
28-Mar-2018 5:05 PM EDT

How to Handle Anxious Kids. Is It Normal or Should You Be Concerned?

14-Dec-2017 3:15 PM EST


How to Survive a Visit to Santa if Your Child Feels Anxious

Feature article quoting child psychologist on ways to survive a Santa visit if your child feels overwhelmed or anxious.
13-Dec-2017 10:05 AM EST

Expert on Cannabidiol Study in Dravet Syndrome

25-May-2017 2:50 PM EDT

Karen Sheehan, MD, MPH, ER Physician and Medical Director of Lurie Children's Injury Prevention and Research Center, Is Available for Interviews on Violence Prevention and Gun Control

21-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT


Expert Available to Discuss How to Talk to Your Children About the Orlando Shooting

14-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT

Worried About Super Lice? Keep Comb & Carry On

Karen Sheehan, MD, general pediatrician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, shares tips on what you need to know about super lice.
29-Feb-2016 5:05 PM EST


Tips From One of the Country’s Leading Lead Expert's

Lead expert Dr. Helen Binns gives general advice for families who want to make sure their kids are not exposed to high concentrations of lead in their water.
19-Feb-2016 12:05 PM EST

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