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More Than Three in Five Children Do Not Receive Timely Mental Health Services After Firearm Injury

More than three in five children (63 percent) enrolled in Medicaid do not receive mental health services within six months after a firearm injury, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatrics.
1-Jun-2023 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Children With Drug-Resistant Epilepsy Live Longer After Cranial Surgery

Survival rate beyond 10 years in children with drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE) was highest after cranial epilepsy surgery and lowest when treated only with antiseizure medications, according to a study published in The Lancet Child and Adolescent...
1-Jun-2023 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hispanic Women Still at Higher Risk for Births with Neural Tube Defects After Voluntary Folic Acid Fortification of Corn Masa Flour

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated folic acid fortification of all enriched cereal grains in 1996, and this regulation resulted in a reduction of neural tube defect (NTD)–affected pregnancies for the population in the United...
2-Jun-2023 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Skin Patch Shows Promise for Toddlers with Peanut Allergy

A global phase 3 clinical trial that included Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago found that a year-long immunotherapy through a skin patch safely desensitized toddlers with peanut allergy, lowering the risk of a severe allergic...
22-May-2023 5:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Identifies Messages about Vaccinating Children Against COVID-19 That Resonate Best with Vaccine-Hesitant Parents

A study from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago found that parents with children who were not yet vaccinated against COVID-19 were most likely to vaccinate their child after reading the following hypothetical scenario.
3-May-2023 4:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lurie Children’s Hospital First in Illinois to Be Designated as a Rare Disease Center of Excellence by National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is the first in Illinois to receive designation as a NORD Rare Disease Center of Excellence, becoming one of 40 U.S. academic medical centers selected to be a part of the first-of-it-kind...
4-May-2023 12:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lurie Children’s Hospital Launches App to Help Screen Bruises in Young Children for Potential Abuse

An innovative app from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago aims to increase earlier recognition of abuse in babies and children under 4 years of age who have bruises, with the hope of decreasing the incidence of severe injury and...
4-Apr-2023 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Two-Thirds of Chicago Parents Worried About Possible Shooting at Their Children’s School

With 157 school shootings in the United States since 2018, as well as increasingly common mass shootings in other public places, parents fear that a similar tragedy could strike in Chicago. In a recent survey from Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s...
30-Mar-2023 12:00 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

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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

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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.


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