Latest Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters Stories

2011-08-18 18:30:36

A common deformity that cases a depression in the chest wall inhibits lung function as the cavity grows deeper, a national study of 327 patients published in the Journal of Pediatrics found. "These results confirm what we have observed anecdotally, that children with more severe pectus excavatum report more incidents of shortness of breath and a higher degree of exercise intolerance," said one of the study's lead authors, Dr. Robert Kelly, a pediatric surgeon at Children's Hospital of The...

2011-05-02 20:55:43

Non-invasive brain-temperature monitoring could be critical in life-saving cooling therapy Doctors have long sought a way to directly measure the brain's temperature without inserting a probe through the skull. Now researchers have developed a way to get the brain's precise temperature with a device the diameter of a poker-chip that rests on a patient's head, according to findings presented May 1 at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies in Denver. "This is the first time that...

2010-12-09 18:44:56

Article reviews outcomes, refined surgical techniques and surgical instruments developed to correct pectus excavatum Since 1987, when a surgeon at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters developed a minimally-invasive surgery to correct sunken chest, the procedure has been adopted world-wide as a standard of care and continually refined to increase its effectiveness and safety, according to a paper published in the December issue of the Annals of Surgery. Coming more than two decades...

2010-03-09 09:00:00

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Julian Pavone, "The World's Youngest Drummer and Inventor!"® will perform live at a benefit concert for Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters on Sunday, March 21, 2010. Doraldo Ristorante Italiano of Williamsburg, Virginia, has partnered with the hospital to host this inaugural fundraising event. Doraldo's founder, Charlie Messina, knew his cousin Julian would also support this wonderful cause. Charlie envisioned his...

2008-08-07 12:00:18

By ELIZABETH SIMPSON By Elizabeth Simpson The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK Chubby cheeks and dimpled arms may be dismissed as baby fat in a toddler, but a study of local children suggests pediatricians need to raise concern about weight for tots as young as 2. That's the age the new study tags as a "tipping point" when children who become overweight start putting on more pounds than others . Some begin outpacing peers even earlier. Doctors affiliated with Children's Hospital of The...

2008-07-01 09:00:12

By ELIZABETH SIMPSON Sometimes the secret to losing weight is not a diet or a gym membership or a lean, mean personal trainer. Your best allies can be the people facing you at the dinner table: your family. They are so important in the mind of Barbara Benson, who coordinates a weight-management class at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, she requires a parent to come with youngsters enrolled in the Healthy You class. "Sometimes there's an attitude of 'Here's my child. Fix...

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