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Children’s Hospital partners with vc firm to invest in life science spinoffs

September 20, 2013 1:59 pm by | 1 Comments

One of the pain points of technology transfer hospitals and universities face is that it can a lot of time and money to shepherd an idea to the point it…


Better medication adherence in kids requires help from doctors, pharmacists & families

Better medication adherence in kids requires help from doctors, pharmacists & families

July 14, 2014 3:47 pm by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Many kids are not taking their prescribed medications, or take an incorrect dose, due to weaknesses in the chain from prescribing to filling prescriptions to…


Will the next addition to a report card be ‘fat letters?’

Will the next addition to a report card be ‘fat letters?’

March 29, 2014 11:43 pm by | 0 Comments

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The Chula Vista school district not only measures the academic progress of Marina Beltran’s second-grader, it also measures her son’s body fat. Every two years,…



Guess who needs to watch for high cholesterol? 9-year-olds

Guess who needs to watch for high cholesterol? 9-year-olds

March 29, 2014 8:20 am by | 0 Comments

There’s fresh evidence that a lot of young people could be headed for heart trouble. A large study of preteens in Texas found that about one-third of them had borderline…


Strange medicine: Doctors find grown teeth in baby’s rare brain tumor

Strange medicine: Doctors find grown teeth in baby’s rare brain tumor

March 1, 2014 1:12 pm by | 0 Comments

Doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital have removed a rare tumor that contained several fully grown teeth from a baby boy’s brain.
The tumor was found in the then-4-month-old from West Virginia in 2012 after a pediatrician noticed that his head was unusuall…


Bee vs. sharks: Can a buzzing pain relief device for shots win over Shark Tank investors?

Bee vs. sharks: Can a buzzing pain relief device for shots win over Shark Tank investors?

February 28, 2014 7:00 am by | 4 Comments

Mom, doctor and entrepreneur Amy Baxter and her bee-shaped pain relief device Buzzy will come face-to-face with TV’s toughest investors tonight on the reality show Shark Tank. Hopefully she’ll fare…


Parents, take note: This startup is working on a way for doctors to treat ear infections in-office, without antibiotics

Parents, take note: This startup is working on a way for doctors to treat ear infections in-office, without antibiotics

February 13, 2014 3:57 pm by | 3 Comments

Ear infections drive some 13 million children and their parents or caretakers to the doctor each year — often to be told to wait a few days and see if…


Hospital nursery care vs. ‘rooming in’ rouses debate among new moms

Hospital nursery care vs. ‘rooming in’ rouses debate among new moms

November 17, 2013 9:21 am by | 0 Comments

After giving birth by cesarean section — a major abdominal surgery — Kristine Coogan felt like she wasn’t the ideal person to care for her infant that first night.
But to her surprise, Coogan said, the nurses declined to take her newborn to the nurse…



Sharing is caring: Pediatric hospitals find working together a necessity for innovation, commercialization

Sharing is caring: Pediatric hospitals find working together a necessity for innovation, commercialization

November 14, 2013 10:30 am by | 1 Comments

Children’s hospital leaders in Ohio recently brought to light an “unlimited supply” of unsolved problems in pediatrics that certainly isn’t going to solve itself. In response, they and others have…


Ohio hospital execs: Pediatrics has an ‘unlimited supply’ of unsolved clinical problems

Ohio hospital execs: Pediatrics has an ‘unlimited supply’ of unsolved clinical problems

November 5, 2013 6:41 pm by | 0 Comments

Commercializing new products in pediatrics comes with many challenges — among them that children make up a small percentage of the population but have very specialized needs. Hospitals, foundations and…


Autistic children often get multiple mood-altering meds at once

Autistic children often get multiple mood-altering meds at once

October 22, 2013 11:04 am by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Many kids with autism are prescribed mood-altering drugs, sometimes several at once for long periods of time, according to a new study. So-called psychotropic drugs…


Increasing access to pediatric specialists spurs children’s hospitals to collaborate

Increasing access to pediatric specialists spurs children’s hospitals to collaborate

October 12, 2013 10:30 am by | 0 Comments

Two regional children’s hospitals are combining resources to add more pediatric specialists, offer more hours and cut down on duplication of services in Springfield. Dayton Children’s Hospital and Nationwide Children’s…


Researchers find psychiatric drug prescriptions for preschoolers stabilizing

Researchers find psychiatric drug prescriptions for preschoolers stabilizing

September 30, 2013 12:42 am by | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – By the end of the last decade, psychiatric medications were being used less often in very young children, a new study suggests. Researchers found the…


Children’s Hospital, IBM launch platform to share pediatric medical information globally

Children’s Hospital, IBM launch platform to share pediatric medical information globally

September 27, 2013 4:00 am by | 1 Comments

A new Boston Children’s Hospital program is designed to help improve the care of critically ill children no matter their location around the world.
The hospital has teamed with IBM on a cloud-based education technology platform to exchange pediatric me…


With rubber duckies & superheroes, designers put a kid-friendly twist on chemotherapy

With rubber duckies & superheroes, designers put a kid-friendly twist on chemotherapy

September 17, 2013 5:58 pm by | 0 Comments

The importance of good design in healthcare takes on a whole new meaning when we talk about pediatric care. Children’s hospitals are filled with art, music, color, plants, natural light…


New guidelines can help pediatric specialists assess need for transplants for children with rare heart disorder

New guidelines can help pediatric specialists assess need for transplants for children with rare heart disorder

September 17, 2013 9:13 am by | 0 Comments

For more than a decade, University of Miami researcher Steven E. Lipshultz led a national team of pediatric specialists trying to solve a medical mystery that had proved fatal for its youngest victims: Why did some children suffering from hypertrophic …