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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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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