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2014-07-24 08:35:03

ABC Shark Daymond John to host competition sponsored by Philips Healthcare BOSTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boston Children's Hospital's Global Pediatric Summit + Awards, Taking on Tomorrow (#PedInno14), will feature an "Innovation Tank" - a forum designed to give pediatric health care innovators an opportunity to pitch their business or product solution to a panel of acclaimed judges for consideration of funding and feedback on how to accelerate the innovation and...

2014-07-18 12:24:34

BOSTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A brief screening survey to identify teens at risk for an eating disorder could lead to earlier diagnosis and help find hard-to-detect cases, which could lower overall treatment costs and improve outcomes, Boston Children's Hospital researchers report today in American Journal of Public Health. "Many cases of eating disorders go undetected for years. This may be because the stereotype that the typical teen with an eating disorder is a...

2014-07-08 08:32:08

Rising Star and Lifetime Impact Awards to be presented by Boston Children's Hospital at "Taking on Tomorrow" BOSTON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boston Children's Hospital today announced the creation of two new annual awards that will be conferred at the Global Pediatric Innovation Summit + Awards, Taking on Tomorrow (#PedInno14), taking place October 30-31, 2014, at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. The awards will honor innovators who are making an impact in...

2014-07-01 11:00:54

HSC Mesenchymal stem cells have become attractive tools for bioengineers, but some scientists haven’t given up on their regenerative potential Stem cell scientists had what first appeared to be an easy win for regenerative medicine when they discovered mesenchymal stem cells several decades ago. These cells, found in the bone marrow, can give rise to bone, fat, and muscle tissue, and have been used in hundreds of clinical trials for tissue repair. Unfortunately, the results of these...

2014-06-23 12:29:06

"Taking on Tomorrow" to address challenges in pediatric health care, opportunities to accelerate solutions BOSTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boston Children's Hospital will host its second annual pediatric innovation summit October 30-31, 2014 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. "Taking on Tomorrow" will convene top global leaders in pediatric health innovation including clinicians, scientists, engineers, investors, and health care, industry and policy executives, to...

A Link Found Between Musical Training And Executive Brain Function
2014-06-18 13:45:58

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe online Musical training and performance programs like Suzuki Strings have long been thought to be beneficial to the child student though little, if any, research was able to substantively back up that assertion. With research recently conducted at Boston Children's Hospital, evidence now exists that shows just how beneficial early musical training can be in helping to determine an individual's later academic success and prolonged executive...

2014-06-17 16:24:35

fMRI results match cognitive testing in children and adults BOSTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A controlled study using functional MRI brain imaging reveals a possible biological link between early musical training and improved executive functioning in both children and adults, report researchers at Boston Children's Hospital. The study, appearing online June 17 in the journal PLOS ONE, uses functional MRI of brain areas associated with executive function, adjusting for...

2014-06-10 00:22:09

BOSTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boston Children's Hospital ranks first in more specialties than any other pediatric hospital according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2014-15 Best Children's Hospitals report. Boston Children's ranks first in Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, and Urology; third in Pulmonology; and fifth in Neonatology....

2014-06-06 12:24:18

A template-driven reporting system will increase Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG) testing accuracy, reduce repeat testing and radiation exposure. BOSTON, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent study from Boston Children's Hospital's Departments of Urology and Radiology shows free-standing, pediatric hospitals have higher quality reporting of an invasive pediatric imaging test called Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG), compared to non-pediatric institutions. The VCUG test, commonly used...

2014-04-15 08:30:52

Members will guide the next phase of the project, build adoption of model supporting a flexible health IT environment BOSTON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The SMART (Substitutable Medical Apps & Reusable Technology) Platforms project at Boston Children's Hospital--which is developing technology to create an app-driven health information economy--announced today the formation of an advisory committee that will guide the project on strategy, technical approach and business...


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