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2014-04-17 16:27:22

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 20 percent of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital's open heart surgeries are now bloodless, meaning no blood or blood products given during surgery. The Memphis, Tenn., hospital's Heart Institute has been taking aggressive steps to minimize blood loss during surgery and reduce perioperative blood transfusions over the last 18 months. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140417/76284 "Blood transfusions increase a...

2014-04-08 08:32:59

Children's signature event has raised more than $17 million since its inception in 1992 MINNEAPOLIS, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1,100 people filled The Historic Milwaukee Road Depot on Saturday, April 5 and raised more than $2 million for Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota's fetal care program. The Midwest Fetal Care Center, a collaboration of Children's and Abbott Northwestern, is the only fetal care program of its kind in the Upper Midwest that treats...

2014-04-02 23:04:21

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's unique new Young Adult Hip Preservation Program is designed to preserve, adjust or restore natural hip function and allow adolescents and young adults to resume their busy lifestyles. PHILADELPHIA, PA (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) launched a new Young Adult Hip Preservation Program, a unique program specifically for young adults with complex hip disorders. Unlike most programs at CHOP — which are...

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...

2014-03-19 08:28:47

With Texas leading the nation in the number of snake bites,Texas Children's is now home to the only board-certified medical toxicologist in the city HOUSTON, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is proud to announce the arrival of Dr. Spencer Greene, the only board-certified medical toxicologist in Houston. Greene recently joined the medical staff at Texas Children's as a consulting medical toxicologist and will continue his roles as director of medical...

2014-03-17 08:29:05

HOUSTON, March 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is excited to announce the arrival of Dr. Patricio Gargollo to the expanding urology team. With nearly a decade of pediatric urology experience, Gargollo has unique expertise in performing innovative pediatric robotic surgeries using the da Vinci Si Surgical System. He is one of the only pediatric urologists in the country with specialized and advanced fellowship training in minimally invasive and robotic...

2014-03-14 23:26:08

HALVE a Heart For Kids! A fundraiser for Greg Olsen's HEARTest Yard Fund — 10 percent of the proceeds of sales at Chili's Grill and Bar on March 18th will benefit Greg Olsen's HEARTest Yard Fund. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 Over 50 Chili’s Grill and Bar restaurants in North Carolina and South Carolina will be participating in an all-day fundraiser to help families with children who have congenital heart disease on Tuesday, March 18. The money raised will go...

2014-03-13 23:22:56

In support of its mission to improve the health status of all children and promote the value of health and well-being for patients, families and employees, Dayton Children’s Hospital will stop selling sugar-sweetened soda and sports drinks at all of its locations, effective May 1, 2014. (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 In support of its mission to improve the health status of all children and promote the value of health and well-being for patients, families and employees, Dayton Children’s...

2014-03-11 16:26:23

HOUSTON, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital, ranked 4(th) nationally among children's hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in 2013, is the latest hospital to install a ReadyCam© on-site studio, allowing doctors, nurses, scientists, researchers and patient families to appear live on broadcast news programs. Nationally recognized experts in children's and women's health will now be available 24/7 to report and comment on breaking health care news...

2014-03-10 08:29:46

HOUSTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist Hospital hosted the 3(rd) annual Pediatric Urology Robotics Hands-on Course, held March 8 and 9. Sponsored by Intuitive Surgical, it was the first time this national training course had been held in Houston and the Texas Medical Center. For more information about the course, visit texaschildrens.org and mitietexas.com. Led by faculty from Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of...