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Chronic Pain Management in Children: What Parents Need to Know

Dealing with chronic pain can be a struggle not only for the person experiencing it firsthand, but also for their... Read full post »

IBD and School Accommodations: Establishing a 504 Plan

Being a student with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), can be a stressful experience for children and their parents. Concerns about... Read full post »
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Lindsay’s Law and Sudden Cardiac Arrest: What Parents Need to Know

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, cutting off blood flow to the brain... Read full post »
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Translational Cancer Research: Moving Treatment From Lab to Bedside

A common buzz-word in medical schools and academic hospitals, and particularly in cancer centers, is “translational research.” But what does... Read full post »
Adolescent boy in wheelchair.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Improving Patient Care Through Teamwork

Three of the scariest words you can hear as a parent are “Duchenne muscular dystrophy.” Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is... Read full post »
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Cancer Treatment in Kids with Aggressive Brain Tumors: What’s NEXT?

Cancers in the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system, CNS) are now the most common cause of deaths... Read full post »
Young girl sitting on her dad's shoulders.

Is My Child Double-Jointed? Understanding Joint Hypermobility or Pain

Is it abnormal to be “double-jointed?” The technical medical term for “double-jointedness” is joint hypermobility. Mobility of the joints is... Read full post »

Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD): What Is It, and What Can Be Done?

Under normal conditions, the muscle at the lower end of the esophagus relaxes when letting food in and contracts to... Read full post »