More articles about: Children's Health
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Doctors use novel treatment for teen with heart failure
U-M team successfully treats a teen with heart failure using a medication for adults, opening up a potential new therapeutic option for young patients.
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Teen turns EKG heart readings into art
Teenage heart patient transforms EKG paper into art creations, sold as notecards to support research at University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
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Experts say increased access to online gambling may put teens at risk
As young people increasingly have access and exposure to online gambling, only one in four parents say they have talked to their teen about some aspect of virtual betting, a national poll suggests.
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Most babies with sickle cell disease face double disadvantage
Babies born with sickle cell disease face social inequality as well as a lifelong chronic disease that is often undertreated with proven drugs.
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Gene therapy to treat sickle cell disease
How two newly approved gene therapies, including novel technology CRISPR, may help kids and adults with inherited blood disorders
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Medication found safe and effective for preventing bleeding in infants with hemophilia A
Infants with hemophilia A who received monoclonal antibody emicizumab experienced few bleeding events and no serious complications, a study suggests.
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Millions of kids in the U.S. have poor health care coverage
Inadequate health coverage is a particular problem for commercially insured children, according to a Michigan Medicine and Columbia study. The research shows that coverage gaps are affecting publicly insured children as well.
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Ketogenic diet helps 4-year-old live seizure free
Last year, a young girl experienced up to 40 seizures a week. Today, after nearly a year of working with the ketogenic diet team at University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital – overseen by a pediatric neurologist and dietitian – she’s celebrating six months of seizure freedom.
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Parents of young kids increasingly turn to social media for parenting advice
A C.S. Mott Children's Hospital health poll found most mothers and over two-thirds of fathers of children ages 0-4 use social media for questions on topics like feeding and behavior challenges.
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Findings shed light on how a pediatric heart surgery complication impacts heart transplant survival
Patients who experience this condition following the Fontan continue to have a high risk of death from the time they’re waitlisted for a new heart through receiving the transplant, according to a 20-center study led by Michigan Medicine. And one specific complication called cyanosis – or experiencing less than normal oxygen blood levels – was associated with worsened survival.
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RSV shot protects infants during peak season: What parents should know
For the first time, families will have a long acting option to protect infants and high risk toddlers from a common respiratory virus that sends tens of thousands of children to the hospital every year.
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Study shows baby helmets yield high success rate
Research from the University of Michigan Orthotics and Prosthetics Center looked at the effectiveness of the Michigan Cranial Reshaping Helmet and what age it was best to prescribe them at.
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What school staff should know about seizure first aid
When it comes to seizure first aid for students with epilepsy, it's essential for school staff to be prepared. Learn the signs of a seizure and what actions you can take to provide immediate assistance.
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Helicopter parents may unintentionally hinder kid’s independence during elementary years, poll says
A C.S. Mott Children's Hospital expert recommends parents consider these steps to help both you and your children gain confidence in your littles transitioning to teen years.
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"Drawing Dad" becomes sensation throughout pediatric cancer unit
A form of art therapy for one dad brings joy to patients across his child's floor, also in-patient receiving treatments.