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Unmanaged Asthma Takes Its Toll on Low-Income DC Children and Families - April 16, 2014
Healthcare providers, schools, government officials, and policymakers must undertake a powerful, coordinated response to overcome challenges faced by growing numbers of low-income children in Washington, DC suffering with unmanaged asthma.  Eighteen percent of children in DC are reported to have asthma, with a national rate of 9.5 percent.  Asthma is three times as common in African-Americans than whites.  Additionally, visits to Emergency Departments (ED) for uncontrolled asthma occur ten times more frequently in DC’s low-income neighborhoods than the more affluent.

New Method of Screening Children for Autism Spectrum Disorders Works at 9 Months Old, Year Sooner than Average Screening Age - April 14, 2014
Researchers, including a team from Children’s National Health System, have identified head circumference and head tilting reflex as two reliable biomarkers in the identification of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children that are between 9 and 12 months of age.

Children’s National Intervention Found Effective in Treating Growing Population of Children with Autism - April 9, 2014

Nearly half, or 46 percent, of children identified with autism spectrum disorders had above average or average intellectual disability compared to just 33 percent a decade ago, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Children’s National Researchers Receive Nearly $2 Million NIH Grant for Pediatric Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Treatment Innovations - April 8, 2014
A $1.92 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was awarded to a research team that focuses on new approaches for treatment of relapsed pediatric acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), led by Yang Liu, PhD, Bosworth Chair and Director of the Center for Cancer and Immunology Research (CCIR)  at Children’s Research Institute of Children’s National Health System, and  Reuven Schore, MD, member of CCIR and attending physician in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Program of the Division of Oncology of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Children’s National in Partnership to Distribute Hearing Aids for Kids - April 3, 2014
Children’s National Health System is included in a network of hospitals distributing hearing aids through a partnership with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) for patients with brain tumors and other forms of childhood cancer.

Children’s National SCORE Program Director Strengthens Advocacy for Youth Sports Safety, Concussion Awareness - April 2, 2014
As an advocate for improved concussion education and training nationwide, Gerard Gioia, PhD, Director of the Safe Concussion Outcome Recovery and Education (SCORE) Program at Children’s National, testified before Congress this month and has other speaking engagements  in his effort to improve awareness of, and action on, concussions.

Children’s Leader Named Key Advisor to National Brain Tumor Society Initiative - March 19, 2014
Roger Packer, MD, Senior VP at Children’s National, named key advisor to National Brain Tumor Society initiative that seeks to carry out research and drug development to overcome barriers to better treatments for children with pediatric brain cancer.

Researchers Stress the Need to Strengthen Pediatric Clinical Trials Infrastructure - March 13, 2014
Strengthening the infrastructure required to conduct pediatric research is essential for obtaining information needed for the medical care and treatment of children, wrote Children’s National Health System’s Director of the Office of Innovation Development, Edward M. Connor, MD, MBE, the lead author of the article “Meeting the Demand for Pediatric Clinical Trials,” published in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

Children’s National Receives Award for Health Website - March 12, 2014
Children's National Health System receives Healthy Communities Achievement Award from the Healthy Communities Institute for its work on the DC Healthy Communities Collaborative and the creation of the DC Health Matters website.

Study Led by Children’s National Author Finds Increased Gender Variance in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD - March 12, 2014
John F. Strang, PsyD, a pediatric neuropsychologist at Children’s National Health System, and colleagues, found that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were more likely to exhibit gender variance, the wish to be the other gender, than children with no neurodevelopmental disorder, or a medical neurodevelopmental disorder such as epilepsy or neurofibromatosis.

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