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Released: 19-May-2020 7:10 AM EDT
Signs of Child Abuse During COVID-19 Pandemic
Children's of Alabama

With the pandemic keeping families inside their homes, and no access to school, faith institutions, or daycare, signs of child abuse may be easier to miss. Melissa Peters, MD, discusses how the potential increase in child abuse can be addressed, including signs to watch for in your community.

Released: 13-Feb-2020 12:00 PM EST
'Not-so-stressful' stress testing evaluates pediatric congenital heart disease and exercise-related complaints
Children's of Alabama

Exercise capacity can be highly predictive of the risk of complications related to CHD, including developing heart failure.

Released: 13-Feb-2020 12:00 PM EST
Understanding Xenotransplantation's potential to save babies
Children's of Alabama

The issue is simple: there are simply not enough hearts for all the children who need them. So 17 percent of all children who need a heart transplant die while waiting; this translates to 20 percent to 25 percent of infants.

Released: 16-Jan-2020 3:00 PM EST
A Calming Space
Children's of Alabama

Children’s of Alabama pathway designed for patients with sensory sensitivities has been equally impactful on families, providers

Released: 9-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST
Inside Pediatrics Podcast: Flu Season Tips for Kids
Children's of Alabama

Dr. Kathy Monroe has seen her share of the flu in Alabama's busiest emergency department for kids. She shares important tips on who should get the flu vaccine, when to get it, and what to do when your child shows signs and symptoms.

Released: 26-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Children’s of Alabama Doctor Using Herpes Virus To Fight Brian Tumors
Children's of Alabama

Children’s of Alabama is home to one of the most exciting studies underway in pediatric cancer: evaluating the use of a cold sore virus to treat children with progressive malignant brain tumors.

Released: 18-Sep-2019 8:05 PM EDT
Pain Clinic Provides Safe Space for Sickle Cell Patients to Receive Treatment
Children's of Alabama

With the aim of improving pain control and decreasing hospitalizations for vaso-occlusive crisis, the Sickle Cell Team at Children's of Alabama is moving to implement individualized pain plans for patients and pilot an outpatient pain clinic.

Released: 12-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Nurse Taking on Life after Cancer
Children's of Alabama

September 2019 marks two years since Courtney Alvis was hired as a pediatric hematology/oncology nurse at Children’s of Alabama, where in 2010 she was diagnosed with acute T-cell leukemia at age 16.

Released: 12-Sep-2019 5:00 AM EDT
Cancer Predisposition Clinic Aims To Change Trajectory Of Genetically Based Cancer
Children's of Alabama

Children’s of Alabama’s Cancer Predisposition Clinic physicians develop personalized screening for children who have inherited cancer predisposition syndromes with hopes that early detection will lead to improved outcomes.

Released: 6-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT
The Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship Focuses On Key Quality-Of-Life Issues
Children's of Alabama

As more patients—adult and pediatric—become long-term cancer survivors, it becomes ever more imperative to identify ways to prevent, or at least manage, long-term complications from the cancer and its treatment.

Released: 4-Sep-2019 6:00 PM EDT
Inside Pediatrics Podcast: Talking to Teens, Tweens About Suicide and Depression
Children's of Alabama

Contrary to popular belief, talking about suicide doesn’t make teenagers more apt to attempt suicide. An open dialogue can help tweens and teens work through some of their toughest moments and see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Released: 4-Sep-2019 9:45 AM EDT
Novel Approach to Infant Dialysis Changing How Critically Ill Babies Survive at Children's of Alabama and University of Alabama at Birmingham
Children's of Alabama

Using a novel approach and a machine designed to remove fluid from adults with heart failure, an article published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) reports higher survival rates and lower complications than previous studies.

Released: 28-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Birmingham Woman Meets Philadelphia Man Who Saved Her Life Through Bone Marrow Donation
Children's of Alabama

Jada Lucas, a 22-year-old bone marrow recipient from Birmingham, met the bone marrow donor who helped save her life — Jerome Lewis of Philadelphia, Penn. — at donor registry event at Children's of Alabama.

Released: 1-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Inside Pediatrics Podcast: What Expectant Moms Should Know About CMV
Children's of Alabama

Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is the most common viral infection, and the leading non-genetic cause of hearing loss, that infants are born with in the United States.

Released: 8-Feb-2019 10:00 AM EST
Mending Ben's Heart
Children's of Alabama

Ben Golden Peterson was among the first patients to undergo heart surgery when the Bruno Pediatric Heart Center opened at Children’s of Alabama in 2012. Post surgery, he was diagnosed with cancer. Today, Ben is an energetic first grader who loves playing baseball and showing off his favorite Fortnite dance moves.

Released: 29-Jan-2019 3:00 PM EST
Heart Month: Understanding Congenital Heart Disease in Pediatric Patients
Children's of Alabama

During the month of February, we celebrate Heart Month at Children’s of Alabama by highlighting advancements in care and technology at the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Center of Alabama. This partnership between Children’s and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) brings together more than 250 team members who focus solely on the care of children with heart disease. From the time a baby is diagnosed, even before birth, a plan for that child’s care is developed.

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