Beata Mostafavi
Public Relations Manager

Mostafavi leads media relations and content creation for University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital. Prior to joining Michigan Medicine in 2012, Mostafavi spent 10 years as a journalist. Contact: [email protected]

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Leading experts release new guidelines to improve congenital heart surgery care for children
For the first time in more than 20 years, dozens of pediatric cardiologists, surgeons and other health professionals have come together to develop new guidelines intended to improve heart surgery care for this population of children and teens.
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Childbirth associated with significant medical debt
Postpartum individuals are more likely to have medical debt than those who are pregnant, suggests a Michigan Medicine led study that evaluated collections among a statewide commercially insured cohort of 14,560 pregnant people and 12,157 people in the postpartum period.
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Study: Average teen received more than 200 app notifications a day
A Michigan Medicine expert explains more of a report’s key findings on cell phone use and how parents can support a healthy use of technology.
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Protecting children from poor air quality: 6 things to know
As smoke from Canada's historic wildfires triggers poor air quality alerts across the country, many parents worry about the impact on their child’s health, a national poll suggests. Here, a Michigan Medicine expert provides six ways to help reduce exposure.
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Sleep apnea disparities in kids: Obesity may override impact of race, socioeconomics
As researchers explored potential reasons behind racial disparities in treatment outcomes for children with severe sleep apnea, they were expecting to find the answer in socioeconomic factors. But they were surprised to learn that when one risk factor – obesity – was taken out of the equation, race was no longer associated with worse post-surgery outcomes for obstructive sleep apnea.
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Children who suffer cardiac arrest more likely to survive at ECMO capable hospitals
Children who experience cardiac arrest are one and a half times more likely to survive at a hospital capable of providing the life support system called ECMO, research suggests. But the reason behind better outcomes may have less to do with being saved by the heart and lung support machine itself and more to do with the care team structure at hospitals capable of ECM0, suggests the findings in Resuscitation.
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Overuse of social media and devices top parent concerns as kids head back to school
Overall, emotional health and technology use dominated this year’s top 10 list of parent concerns about health-related issues for kids in the U.S.– surpassing childhood obesity, which parents rated the number one children’s health issue a decade ago.
Mott doctor getting handprints during Hope on Wheels event 2023
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Little Victors celebrate Mott receiving $250K award from Hyundai for pediatric cancer research
Nonprofit Hyundai Hope On Wheels presented the University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital a $250,000 award in support of pediatric cancer research.
U.S. News adult rankings 2024
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U-M Health recognized as Michigan’s No.1 hospital by U.S. News & World Report
University of Michigan Health has been recognized as the top hospital in Michigan, according to U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals Rankings for 2023-2024.
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Most parents don’t use patient portal benefits for their children
1 in 3 parents who have set up a portal for kids have used it to get advice about their child’s illness, injury or symptoms
Aerial view of C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital
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New quality collaborative seeks to address pediatric health care inequities
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and Corewell Health Helen DeVos Children's Hospital announce their commitment to what's believed to be a first-of-its-kind quality collaborative designed to identify and address equity issues for pediatric patients and their families receiving care at their hospitals.
Mott No.1 U.S. News 2023
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U-M Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital named top children’s hospital in Michigan
University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital recognized as No.1 children's hospital in Michigan.
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When to worry about your child’s tummy aches
Tummy aches are common among kids, with one in six parents in a national poll saying their child experiences them at least once a month, but not all parents seek professional advice when belly pain becomes a regular occurrence. An expert explains four ways parents can manage and respond.
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Transgender people more likely to be admitted when seeking emergency care
Research suggests transgender and nonbinary people are significantly more likely than cisgender peers to be admitted following a visit the emergency department.
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Low food security associated with metabolic syndrome among reproductive aged Hispanic population
: Low food security associated with metabolic syndrome among reproductive aged Hispanic population a study suggests.
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