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Laparoscopic Removal of Ovary for Fertility Preservation Found Safe in Girls as Young as 5 Months

In the first publication from the U.S. on surgical techniques and outcomes of single ovary removal for fertility preservation in girls, surgeons from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago report that the procedure caused no...
1-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Study: Ways to Maximize Nutrition and Growth for the Smallest Preemies

To help clinicians maximize nutrition and growth in very low birth weight infants, researchers quantified the gains and losses of different nutrition delivery practices during the transition to enteral feeds. Their results were published in The...
30-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Scientists Discover How RNA Regulates Genes in Embryo That Affect Seizure Susceptibility

Scientists at the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and colleagues discovered how a type of RNA, called Evf2 enhancer RNA, regulates key genes during a critical stage in embryonic...
22-Aug-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Drug Identified That Could Reverse Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Scientists identify a safe drug that for the first time could treat – and possibly reverse – the thickening of lung artery walls in pulmonary arterial hypertension; clinical trial is expected in 2019
8-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Allergic Reactions to Foods are Milder in Infants, Study Finds

Symptoms of food-induced anaphylaxis in infants are much less severe than in toddlers and older children, according to a study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology....
10-Jul-2018 3:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites


A Lifetime Sentence: Incarceration of Parents Impacts Health of Their Children into Adulthood

Young adults who had parents incarcerated during childhood do not receive timely healthcare and have more unhealthy behaviors, Lurie Children’s researchers find
3-Jul-2018 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Scientists Create Blood with Potential for Future Treatments

Researchers develop a simple and efficient method to induce human pluripotent stem cells to become blood, which could be key in future treatments for blood disorders, immune deficiencies and cancer
28-Jun-2018 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Public Health Campaign Pays Off: Window Falls Drop by 50 Percent

In 2001, when 30 children under 5 fell out of a window, Chicago was facing a public health crisis that was preventable. By 2016, window falls were cut in half after the 2002 launch of an educational campaign called “Stop the Falls” that urges...
7-Jun-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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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


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


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

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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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