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Medical Marijuana for Children with Cancer? What Providers Think

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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

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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

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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

Study Describes the Good and Bad Lung Bacteria in Cystic Fibrosis Patients

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A large multicenter study found that patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) – who tend to develop chronic lung infections – had more good and bad bacteria in their lungs compared to controls. The study used bronchoalveolar lavage, in which a...
20-Nov-2017 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Gene Therapy Trial for Severe Neuromuscular Disorder in Children

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is one of the few centers participating in ASPIRO, an international Phase 1/2 clinical trial of a gene therapy product called AT132 for X-linked myotubular myopathy – a rare disease...
8-Nov-2017 1:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Early Postoperative Fever in Pediatric Patients Rarely Associated With an Infectious Source

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Post-operative fevers in children are rarely due to infection, yet they are often subjected to non-targeted testing. This conclusion has been widely recognized in adult patients undergoing surgery, but this is the first large-scale study to verify...
8-Nov-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Drug Improves Muscle Function and Survival in Spinal Muscular Atrophy

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More than half of the babies with infantile-onset spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) who were treated with nusinersen (Spinraza) gained motor milestones, compared to none of the babies in the control group. Infants treated with the drug also had 63...
6-Nov-2017 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

A Virus, a Gene and a Pill Used to Harness the Immune System to Fight Brain Tumor in Children

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The first patient in a new Phase 1 gene therapy trial for pediatric brain tumors underwent a leading-edge procedure at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. During surgery to remove the brain tumor, the patient was injected with an...
23-Oct-2017 11:20 AM EDT 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

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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

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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

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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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