A Star-Studded Grand Opening for Ryan Seacrest Studios

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Nov. 6 was a special day for patients and families at Children's National, as Ryan Seacrest and other celebrities helped open the Seacrest Studios at Children's National, a 920-square-foot multimedia studio that will provide programming for all patients and give kids a chance to share their talents on air. Seacrest was joined by Robin Thicke, Lucy Hale, Cam, and Katie Ledecky. See full story for photos, video, and media coverage.

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When Adult Medical Devices Fall Short for Kids

Thursday, November 5, 2015

A Nov. 2 Associated Press article, "Move to Spur Pint-Sized Medical Devices to Treat Sick Kids," underscores the vital role of philanthropy in meeting the specialized needs of children. "Children are not just miniature adults; their bodies are growing and changing," reporter Lauran Neergaard writes, but unfortunately "many of the medical devices needed to treat sick children were built for adults." Sadly for children with specialized medical needs, "there's little financial incentive [for manufacturers] to create and test pint-sized devices because children overall are healthier than adults and make up a fraction of the treatment market." But there's hope in the form of innovation.

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