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White Children More Likely to Get Unnecessary Antibiotics in Pediatric Emergency Departments

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White children with viral diagnoses treated in pediatric emergency departments were up to twice as likely to receive antibiotics compared to minority children, according to a study published in Pediatrics. Although viral respiratory tract infections...
28-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Comprehensive Genomic Analysis Offers Insights into Causes of Wilms Tumor Development

Mutations involving a large number of genes converge on two pathways during early kidney development that lead to Wilms tumor
14-Aug-2017 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Barsness Receives Second PCORI Award to Develop Patient and Family Advisory Board to Help Improve Patient Experience

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Katherine Barsness, MD, MS, pediatric surgeon at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Associate Professor of Surgery and Medical Education, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has received a second funding award...
18-Aug-2017 6:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetic Testing Helps Detect Cause of Early Life Epilepsy

A study published in JAMA Pediatrics supports the use of genetic testing, especially with sequencing, as first-line diagnostic method for young children with seizures. Specific genetic factors were found to be the cause of epilepsy in 40 percent of...
25-Jul-2017 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Lurie Children’s Recognized as Level 1 Pediatric Surgery Center by American College of Surgeons for Second Time

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For the second year, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago has been named a Level I pediatric surgery center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). In 2017 Lurie Children’s became the first children’s hospital in Illinois to...
18-Jul-2017 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Identifies Commonalities in Fatal or Near-Fatal Child Abuse

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Analysis of fatal and near-fatal physical abuse cases of children under 4 years of age revealed that psychosocial risk factors in the home, such as criminal history, were present in all cases. Two-thirds of the cases with prior medical records...
29-Jun-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Four-Food Elimination Diet Can Treat Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Children

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Children with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) – a chronic inflammatory disease that injures the esophagus – who temporarily eliminated cow’s milk, wheat, egg and soy from their diet for eight weeks had their symptoms and esophageal swelling...
26-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

National Leader in Fetal Surgery Joins Lurie Children’s Hospital

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Aimen Shaaban, MD, a pediatric surgeon and leading expert in the area of fetal surgery, has joined Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago as Director of The Chicago Institute for Fetal Health.
22-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

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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

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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

What You Need to Know About Zika Virus and Microcephaly

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) recent announcement of a public health emergency of international concern has many individuals searching for information on the Zika virus. Larry Kociolek, MD, Infectious Diseases at Lurie Children’s...
8-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST

An Innocent Cough or Something Worse? Lurie Children’s Hospital ID Specialist Offers Tips on Prevention and Recognition of Whooping Cough

27-Jan-2016 4:05 PM EST

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