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Until every child is well
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Headache is exceedingly common in pediatric practice and a significant source of parental worry (“Could it be a brain tumor?”). Neurologist Anna Minster, MD, gives an overview of the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of pediatric headache for primary care clinicians, including when to image and refer: http://ms.spr.ly/6266r4UUG
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Physicians are trained on the classic medical model: when patient has a symptom, the doctor does a test, finds a disease, gives a therapy, and the issue goes away. Unfortunately, chronic diseases like functional abdominal pain (FAP) do not fit neatly into this model. Director of the Functional Abdominal Pain Program, Samuel Nurko, MD, MPH, discusses the real and debilitating disease that results from maladaptive interactions of the brain-gut connection: http://ms.spr.ly/6265r4UZv
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New discovery sheds light on how a conveyer-belt-like process pulls our genes into 3D loops —and why this mechanism plays a crucial role in health and disease: http://ms.spr.ly/6267r4UP7
Getting a grip on genetic loops
Getting a grip on genetic loops
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Groundbreaking mitochondrial transplantation developed by Boston Children’s Dr. Sitaram Emani and Dr. James McCully revitalizes and repairs heart muscle damaged from lack of oxygen and pediatric heart attacks. Research continues and the team hopes this procedure can extend to adult hearts damaged during heart attacks. Learn more in this page one science story from The New York Times: http://ms.spr.ly/6181r4kQd
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Can we tip the immune system toward transplant tolerance? In this study, turning on a gene called DEPTOR in T cells enabled heart transplants in mice to survive much longer than usual. http://ms.spr.ly/6264r4nQp
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Becker’s Hospital Review reports Boston Children’s Hospital was recognized as one of 19 emergency departments across the U.S. to receive the Emergency Nurses Association’s Lantern Award, which honors EDs that demonstrate excellent performance in leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research: http://ms.spr.ly/6264r4PSs
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"Academic struggles can also create significant stress and anxiety for children and families," says Boston Children’s neuropsychologist Deborah Waber, PhD. Using a 15-question survey in families of children on IEP plans, her group has documented actionable levels of distress: http://ms.spr.ly/6260r4D12
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The Boston Globe reports that Boston Children’s Hospital is the top pediatric hospital in the country according to U.S. News & World Report: http://ms.spr.ly/6268r4D7i
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Kaylee Goodwin is one of the first people with PKU to benefit from pegvaliase (Palynziq), an enzyme therapy approved by the FDA in May. Boston Children’s was the lead center in a multicenter Phase III trial: http://ms.spr.ly/6269r48aV
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This fall, around 5,000 will take a citywide bike ride for the 14th annual Hub on Wheels, raising money for pediatric cancer research at Boston Children's. This year, the event has found a new sponsor in EF Education First: http://ms.spr.ly/6265r4Dy9
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