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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

New Research on Early Life Origins of Heart Health


Heart health in children will be the focus of three closely synergistic research projects and an integrated multidisciplinary training program, that are newly funded by a $3.7 million four-year grant led by Bradley S. Marino, MD, MPP, MSCE, a...
19-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Target Found to Attack an Incurable Brain Tumor in Children


A study published in Molecular Cancer Research reveals that a tumor suppressor gene p16 is turned off by a histone mutation (H3.3K27M), which is found in up to 70 percent of childhood brain tumors called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). This...
6-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Is Fertility Preservation Right for Children with Differences of Sex Development?

Children with differences of sex development (DSD) are born with reproductive organs that are not typically male or female. They may face infertility from abnormal development of testes or ovaries, and in some patients these organs are surgically...
5-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cannabidiol Reduces Seizures in Children with Severe Epilepsy

Results from a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial published in The New England Journal of Medicine revealed that children with Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy, had fewer seizures after taking a daily oral solution of the cannabis...
25-May-2017 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

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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