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New Direction for Precision Medicine in Epilepsy

In a new approach to precision medicine research, scientists used bioinformatics tools to identify common features of genes associated with infantile spasms compared to other forms of early life epilepsy. Their analysis, published in PLOS ONE,...
15-Mar-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


One-Third of School Nurses Report at Least One Severe Food Allergic Reaction in School

Nearly all school nurses participating in a national survey (96 percent) reported that staff at their school received training on handling severe allergic reactions to food. Over 80 percent asserted that their school had an emergency epinephrine...
13-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Why Do Healthy Children Die from the Flu? Study Offers New Insights

With this year’s severe flu season, one statistic is especially chilling. Each year, around 50 percent of all children under 5 years old who die from the flu were previously healthy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
15-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Which Commonly Prescribed Drug is More Effective for Infants with Epilepsy?

Comparison of two of the most commonly prescribed drugs for infants with nonsyndromic epilepsy revealed that levetiracetam was more effective than phenobarbital, according a multicenter, observational study published in JAMA Pediatrics. After six...
8-Feb-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Brain Imaging Predicts Language Learning in Deaf Children

In a new international collaborative study between The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, researchers created a machine learning algorithm that uses brain scans to predict language ability in...
10-Jan-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Medical Marijuana for Children with Cancer? What Providers Think

A study published in Pediatrics examined interdisciplinary provider perspectives on legal medical marijuana use in children with cancer. It found that 92 percent of providers were willing to help children with cancer access medical marijuana....
6-Dec-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites


Cystic Fibrosis Drug Shows Promise in Children as Young as 1 Year of Age

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is one of the study sites in the open label Phase 3 study that showed safety and effectiveness of the cystic fibrosis drug Kalydeco (ivacaftor) in children ages 1 to 2 years. Based on these...
7-Dec-2017 4:45 PM EST Add to Favorites


Promising Target for Treating Brain Tumors in Children

Findings published in Oncotarget offer new hope for children with highly aggressive brain tumors like atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT) and medulloblastoma. Previously, the authors of the study have shown that an experimental drug that...
27-Nov-2017 3:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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How to Handle Anxious Kids. Is It Normal or Should You Be Concerned?

14-Dec-2017 3:15 PM EST


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


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


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

What You Need to Know About Zika Virus and Microcephaly

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) recent announcement of a public health emergency of international concern has many individuals searching for information on the Zika virus. Larry Kociolek, MD, Infectious Diseases at Lurie Children’s...
8-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST

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