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Can Getting Involved in Racial Justice Activism Improve Mental and Physical Health of Black and Latinx Teens?

Three hundred Black and Latinx teens in Chicago will be recruited to participate in the first clinical trial to measure the potential health benefits of youth-driven racial justice activism.
12-Jul-2024 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Experts Offer Guidance on Talking with Children about Racism at Pediatrician's Office

Extensive research shows the link between exposure to racism during childhood and adolescence and increased risks of depression and metabolic health issues, such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
18-Jun-2024 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Precision Medicine for Sepsis in Children Within Reach

Sepsis – the leading cause of mortality in children around the world – can present with a wide range of signs and symptoms, making a one-size-fits-all treatment strategy ineffective. Pursuing a precision medicine approach for pediatric sepsis,...
11-Jun-2024 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Regenerating Damaged Heart Cells

Scientists from Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago have discovered a way to regenerate damaged heart muscle cells in mice, a development which may provide a new avenue for treating...
6-Jun-2024 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Ludmila and Edward Smolyansky Foundation Pledges $1 Million in Support of Lurie Children’s

The Ludmila and Edward Smolyansky Foundation, the philanthropic arm Pure Culture Organics of Chicago, IL, announced today it has made a $1 million commitment to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, specifically allocated to the...
29-May-2024 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lurie Children’s Hospital Launches First Peer-Reviewed Journal on Health Advocacy

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago announces the launch of the Journal of Health Advocacy (JHA), the first of its kind peer-reviewed open access journal housed within the organization’s Patrick M. Magoon Institute for Healthy...
16-May-2024 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Survey of U.S. Parents Highlights Need for More Awareness About Newborn Screening, Cystic Fibrosis and What to Do if Results are Abnormal

A national survey led by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago found that parents have insufficient knowledge of newborn screening in general and of cystic fibrosis (CF) in particular.
30-Apr-2024 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Lurie Children’s Hospital First-in-Pediatrics to Use Technology That Lights Up Lung Cancer During Surgery

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is pleased to announce the first pediatric use of the novel fluorescent agent CYTALUX during surgery to remove lung metastases. The drug allows surgeons to better visualize cancer in the lung,...
30-Apr-2024 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Some Younger Kids May Need Screening for Anxiety in Primary Care

Some children aged 7 years and younger may benefit from screening for anxiety in primary care, according to an editorial published in JAMA by John Walkup, MD, Chair of Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Ann & Robert H. Lurie...
14-Oct-2022 1:05 PM EDT

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

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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

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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.