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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...

2014-01-23 08:31:26

PEMBROKE, Mass., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sandbox Medical today announced that its new line of JollyPop® pacifiers are available through a partnership with NOVAPLUS, the private-label brand of Novation, the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140123/CG51096) The new NOVAPLUS contract for JollyPop pacifiers, effective Jan. 1, 2014 through Dec. 31, 2017, is the latest innovation from Sandbox...

2014-01-23 08:31:03

American Academy of Sleep Medicine endorses center following onsite review HOUSTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Sleep Center at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus is excited to announce it is now accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) following an in-depth application process and onsite review late last year. For more information about The Sleep Center at Texas Children's Hospital West Campus watch this video. (Photo:...

2014-01-15 16:23:36

CINCINNATI, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cincinnati Children's has launched a pediatric lung transplant program that will be one of the few in the country capable of performing transplants for infants as small as 5 kilos (about 11 pounds). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Marc Schecter, MD, who recently joined Cincinnati Children's from Texas Children's Hospital, is Medical Director. David Morales, MD, is the surgical director. Currently,...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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