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Painless Tape Strips Used to Detect Molecular Changes in Skin of Children with Eczema

In a study using non-invasive tape strips in young children with eczema (or atopic dermatitis), researchers found many molecular signs of immune dysfunction and skin changes that relate to disease activity. These signs (or biomarkers) were present...
15-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Placenta Pathology May Clarify Racial Disparities in Preemie Health Outcomes

African-American infants are twice as likely to die in the first year of life than white infants, for reasons that are complex and not well understood. Results from a recent study suggest that specific abnormalities in the placenta from...
3-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Assesses Asthma Treatment Options in African American Children and Adults

A new study of African Americans with poorly controlled asthma, found differences in patients’ responses to commonly used treatments. Contrary to what researchers had expected, almost half of young children in the study responded differently than...
1-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Chicago Adults Identify the Top Health Problems for Youth in the City

Chicago adults identified stress, drug abuse, and depression as the top three big health problems for children and adolescents in the city, according to results from a new survey developed by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago...
19-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Young Adults Exposed to Incarceration as Children Have Higher Odds of Future Depression, PTSD

Young adults with childhood history of both parental incarceration and juvenile justice involvement were nearly three times more likely to have depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) compared to peers without any experience with the...
3-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Kids Might Be Naturally Immunized After C. Difficile Colonization in Infancy

Exposure to C. difficile in infancy produces an immune response that might protect against this gastrointestinal infection later in childhood, according to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases journal.
6-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study Looks at Stem Cells for Answers to How a Type of Autism Develops

The lab of Yongchao Ma, PhD, from Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, discovered how the genetic defect in fragile X syndrome – a type of autism – delays production of neurons...
22-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Growth Failure in Preterm Infants Tied to Altered Gut Bacteria

Extremely premature infants who fail to grow as expected have delayed development of their microbiome, or communities of bacteria and other micro-organisms living in the gut, according to a new study published in Scientific Reports. Analysis of...
9-Jul-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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Four in 10 Chicago Parents Live in a Community with Limited Grocery Access, Linked to More Challenges in Healthy Eating for Kids

Four in 10 parents live in a Chicago community area with limited grocery access, and they report more challenges to healthy eating for their children, such as time for sit-down family meals, cost of healthy foods, and convenience of fast food,...
29-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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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

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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

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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

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Research at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is conducted through the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute. The Manne Research Institute is focused on improving child health, transforming pediatric medicine and ensuring healthier futures through the relentless pursuit of knowledge. Lurie Children’s is ranked as one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals in the U.S.News & World Report. It is the pediatric training ground for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Last year, the hospital served more than 208,000 children from 50 states and 58 countries.

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    Child Psychologist

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    Violence, School Shooting, mass shooting, Bullying, Mental Health
     
     
  • Matthew Davis

    Population Health Expert

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    Child Health, Population Health, Child Health Policy, Medicaid, Vaccines, Lead Poisoning, Violence
     
     
  • Robert Garofalo

    Adolescent Medicine Expert

    Keywords:
    Lgbt, transgender children, Adolescent Medicine, Sexuality, HIV
     
     
  • Ruchi Gupta

    Food Allergy Expert

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    Food Allergy, Food Allergies, Asthma
     
     

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Julianne Bardele
Media Contact

jbardele@luriechildrens.org

312.227.4265

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312-227-4767

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kkeenan@luriechildrens.org

312-227-4262

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vlerman@luriechildrens.org

Julie Pesch
Public Affairs Director

jpesch@luriechildrens.org

312-227-4261

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