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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...

2014-03-31 16:27:04

Health Insurance Claim Data Suggests Value of Screening BOSTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients with an autoimmune disease have a 3.8-fold increased risk of developing epilepsy, according to a new population-level study from Boston Children's Hospital based on health insurance claim data. The study, published online March 31, 2014 in JAMA Neurology, is the largest to date to look at the association between autoimmune disease and epilepsy without a recognized...

2014-02-26 12:25:34

Study will use social media to reveal burden, sources and triggers of sleep disorders in the U.S. BOSTON, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Investigators at Boston Children's Hospital and Merck will collaborate on a new study aimed at using social media platforms to better understand insomnia. The researchers aim to contribute new, meaningful information to the scientific community on the predictors of sleep deprivation based on social media-related behaviors, personal online...

2014-02-24 12:25:31

Variations as much as nine-fold in some cases, reinforces need for standardized practices to cut costs and improve quality, says new study ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Costs of care differ significantly across hospitals for children born with heart defects, according to new research led by a University of Michigan researcher. Congenital heart defects are known to be the most common birth defects, impacting nearly 1 in every 100 births. The cost of care...

2014-02-17 00:21:28

Longitudinal study shows negative, compounding effects of bullying BOSTON, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The longer the period of time a child is bullied, the more severe and lasting the impact has on a child's health, according to a new study from Boston Children's Hospital published online Feb. 17 in Pediatrics. The study is the first to examine the compounding effects of bullying from elementary school to high school. "Our research shows that long-term bullying has a...

2014-02-04 16:27:47

Special education tech start-up SpecialNeedsWare partners with Harvard's Boston Children's Hospital to launch a language development methodology for those with autism and developmental disabilities NEW YORK and BOSTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- SpecialNeedsWare, the creators of AutisMate - the award-winning technology platform for autism - have partnered with Boston Children's Hospital - Harvard Medical School's renowned pediatric teaching hospital - to revolutionize communication...

2014-02-03 12:26:46

First pharmacogenomics study launches in diverse pediatric population BOSTON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Aiming to reduce adverse drug reactions--which affect some 70,000 children annually in the U.S.(1)--a study at Boston Children's Hospital, in partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute, is using genetic information to predict children's reactions to medications, ultimately enabling clinicians to...

2014-01-28 08:29:58

Top Masters in Healthcare Administration announces the publication of an article that lists 20 of the most innovative pediatric surgeons alive today. CHICAGO, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty of the world's most renowned pediatric surgeons are featured in a new web article published by Top Master's in Healthcare Administration. "20 Most Innovative Pediatric Surgeons Alive Today" profiles the career achievements of 20 medical doctors who are saving and improving the lives of children...

2014-01-24 12:23:35

Focused ultrasound exam accurately identifies at-risk athletes BOSTON, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A young athlete in seemingly excellent health dies suddenly from a previously undetected cardiovascular condition such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in nearly every U.S. state annually. Although these conditions can be detected using electrocardiography (ECG) during a screening exam, the American Heart Association recommends against routine use of ECG, because it has a...

2014-01-08 16:26:02

Adhesive may improve how surgeons treat congenital heart defects and other heart problems BOSTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When a child is born with a heart defect such as a hole in the heart, the highly invasive therapies are challenging due to an inability to quickly and safely secure devices inside the heart. Sutures take too much time to stitch and can cause stress on fragile heart tissue, and currently available clinical adhesives are either too toxic or tend to...