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2014-03-04 16:25:27

CENTENNIAL, Colo., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AlloSource (allosource.org), one of the nation's largest providers of skin, bone and soft tissue allografts for use in surgical procedures, and the world's largest processor of cellular bone allografts, announced the donation of bone allografts to surgeons from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center who traveled to India to perform free surgeries for children afflicted with spine and upper extremity deformities. The...

2014-02-27 23:32:09

New treatment center is first of its kind in the nation. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 This month, brain tumor patient Charlie North became the first patient at St. Louis Children’s Hospital to undergo proton beam therapy, a type of radiation that holds great promise for pediatric patients. In late November of last year, Julia and Jake North of Paris, Ill., had their lives turned upside down when they received news that Charlie, the oldest of their 6-year-old triplets, had a...

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...

2014-02-24 08:30:08

Policy statement suggests ways to improve drug safety and efficacy in children, aligning with mission of Children's Mercy to improve patient outcomes KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With less than half of medications including specific labeling for children, Kathleen Neville, MD, MS, a physician at Children's Mercy Hospital, recently led an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) committee in updating the policy with new recommendations guiding the off-label use of...

2014-02-18 12:30:27

Huntington joins elite group nationwide with third consecutive Magnet hospital designation HUNTINGTON, N.Y., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Huntington Hospital, a member of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, has become the first hospital on Long Island to be designated a Magnet hospital for the third consecutive time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® for excellence in nursing services, the hospital announced today. The...

2014-02-17 08:27:08

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Healthcare Colloquium announced today the launch of the final group of charter pediatric hospitals to enter the Colloquium joining the original 2013 charter members. Colloquium pediatric member hospitals are committed to excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric heart failure. The new charter hospitals are: -- Holtz Children's Hospital/Jackson Memorial Medical Center (Miami, FL) -- Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's...

2014-01-31 12:24:55

HOUSTON, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Earlier this month, Texas Children's Center for Childhood Injury Prevention received a check from Kohl's for $291,890 to ensure the continued commitment to child safety in the Houston area. Since 2001, Kohl's has donated more than $3.2 million to Texas Children's Hospital through the Kohl's Cares® program. For more information please visit texaschildrens.org/injuryprevention. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140131/MN56417)...

2014-01-29 16:28:58

CINCINNATI, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have developed a tool that allows caregivers to quickly and accurately predict the risk of death in children with septic shock - a systemic infection that damages vital organs and one of the leading causes of death among hospitalized children. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Reporting their results Jan. 29 in PLOS ONE (published by the Public Library of Science), researchers say the...

2014-01-29 08:29:49

HOUSTON, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Surgery at Texas Children's Hospital is excited to announce the 2014 Surgical Seed Grant Award recipients. These grants, of up to $50,000 per project, will allow surgery researchers to generate the preliminary data necessary for National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant applications and other extramural funding. For more information please visit: Established in 2011, these awards were designed primarily to support...

2014-01-27 12:30:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers hosted a first-of-its-kind symposium focusing on pediatric bone marrow failure, bringing together more than 20 experts from around the nation to collaborate, discuss their research interests and develop research goals. Led by Dr. Alison Bertuch, pediatric hematologist at Texas Children's Hospital and associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, the symposium was made...