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Blood Test Could Lead to Cystic Fibrosis Treatment Tailored to Each Patient

Researchers at Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and colleagues, used a blood test and microarray technology to identify distinct molecular signatures in children with cystic...
12-Dec-2018 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Drug abuse viewed as the top health problem for Chicago youth

Chicago adults identified drug abuse, obesity, and child abuse and neglect 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...
3-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Probiotic No Better Than Placebo for Acute Gastroenteritis in Children

While probiotics are often used to treat acute gastroenteritis (also known as infectious diarrhea) in children, the latest evidence shows no significant differences in outcomes, compared to a placebo.
20-Nov-2018 3:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Peanut Allergy Immunotherapy Shows Positive Results in Phase 3 Trial

About a year after receiving daily oral immunotherapy for severe peanut allergy, 67 percent of children in a Phase 3 trial were able to tolerate eating at least two peanuts (600 mg) without an allergic reaction, while 50 percent tolerated eating...
20-Nov-2018 10:50 AM EST Add to Favorites

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One in Five Kids with Food Allergies Treated in Emergency Department in Past Year

Researchers from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and colleagues estimate that nearly 8 percent of U.S. children (about 5.6 million) have food allergies, with nearly 40 percent allergic to more than one food. These findings...
13-Nov-2018 5:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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CDC Designates HIV Prevention in Young Transgender Women Effective

Project LifeSkills, a behavioral intervention to prevent HIV in young transgender women, was designated by the HIV/AIDS Prevention Research Synthesis (PRS) project at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as showing the best...
15-Nov-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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New Genetic Pathways Linked to Severe Lung Disease in Preemies

Scientists from Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and colleagues identified promising new genetic pathways associated with severe lung disease in extremely premature infants, as...
24-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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


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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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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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  • Colleen Cicchetti

    Child Psychologist

    Keywords:
    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
     
     
  • Ruchi Gupta

    Food Allergy Expert

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    Food Allergy, Food Allergies, Asthma
     
     
  • Robert Garofalo

    Adolescent Medicine Expert

    Keywords:
    Lgbt, transgender children, Adolescent Medicine, Sexuality, HIV
     
     

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