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Cutting-Edge Discovery Points to Potential Treatment for Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Preemies

Cutting-edge discovery in the lab of Catherine Hunter, MD, from Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago offers a new direction toward treatment of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) – a...
18-Apr-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Preschoolers with Chronic Constipation Tend to Be Picky Eaters

In the first study of its kind in the U.S., researchers found that normally developing preschool children with chronic constipation have underlying sensory issues that contribute to their difficulties with toileting behaviors. These children are...
15-Apr-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Critical Errors in Inhaler Technique Common in Children with Asthma, Especially in Adolescents

In the first study to evaluate inhaler technique in children hospitalized for asthma – the group at highest risk for complications and death from asthma – researchers found that nearly half of participants demonstrated improper inhaler use,...
17-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Lurie Children’s Offers Kids Virtual Escape from Intensive Care Unit

For the first time in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), patients get a chance to scuba dive, snowboard, and go on a safari or other adventures, all from their hospital bed. The 360 degree immersions into virtual environments were extremely...
27-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Fatty Tissue from Abdomen Could Regenerate Heart, Protect It from Failure

The nondescript yet mysterious fatty tissue that hangs like an apron from the stomach – called the omentum – holds great promise for thousands of children born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome(HLHS) or other severe cardiac defects, who might...
26-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Four in 10 Chicago Parents Don’t Have Paid Leave to Care for Sick Kids

Paid leave allows working parents to care for sick children and take them to the doctor when needed. But in Chicago, four in 10 working parents say that they do not have paid leave, according to results of a new survey released by Ann & Robert H....
26-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Assessment Tool Predicts Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Six Months after Mono

To assess risk factors for chronic fatigue syndrome after mononucleosis, researchers developed and validated a scale for rating the severity of mononucleosis. In a study with 126 college students, they found that participants with a higher...
20-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Skin Patch for Children with Peanut Allergy Shows Benefit in Phase 3 Trial

After one year of wearing a peanut patch as immunotherapy for their peanut allergy, 35 percent of participating children (aged 4 to 11 years) were able to tolerate a significantly higher dose of peanuts before experiencing an allergic reaction,...
12-Mar-2019 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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About

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

    Keywords:
    Child Health, Population Health, Child Health Policy, Medicaid, Vaccines, Lead Poisoning, Violence
     
     
  • Ruchi Gupta

    Food Allergy Expert

    Keywords:
    Food Allergy, Food Allergies, Asthma
     
     
  • Robert Garofalo

    Adolescent Medicine Expert

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

Contacts

Julianne Bardele
Media Contact

jbardele@luriechildrens.org

312.227.4265

Maureen Jones

maujones@luriechildrens.org

312-227-4767

Kathleen Keenan
Communications and Media Strategist

kkeenan@luriechildrens.org

312-227-4262

Vita Lerman
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vlerman@luriechildrens.org

Julie Pesch
Public Affairs Director

jpesch@luriechildrens.org

312-227-4261

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