Coronavirus Update:What patients and families need to know
If you visualize public health as a swatch of fabric, the tight weave would contain various threads. Yank just a single thread, however, and you would tug at a wide assortment of health woes, including chronic diseases such as asthma, obesity, mental health challenges, and developmental delays. One critical, unifying thread is poverty.
The survival of children with medically complex conditions depends on ongoing use of technology
By modeling healthy eating and making family meals the central focus, parents can help kids overcome food anxieties.
Children diagnosed with cancer already face fear and uncertainty and - on top of these challenges - Children’s National Health System urologist Michael Hsieh, MD, PhD, says many patients contend with treatment side effects that nearly eclipse that of the cancer itself.
Denice Cora-Bramble, MD, MBA
, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of Ambulatory and Community Health Services at Children’s National Health System, was named to the 2016 list of Women Who Mean Business by the Washington Business Journal.
There is a direct relationship between the amount of visceral adipose, or belly fat, a person has and development of some of the most common and life-threatening complications of obesity, including cardiovascular disease and the insulin resistance that leads to diabetes. What remained unclear, until recently, were the precise mechanisms for how the increase in belly fat triggers the onset of additional disease.
For the first time in North America, pediatric surgeons, physicians, and scientists from across the world are gathering in the nation’s capital for the World Congress of the World Federation of Associations of Pediatric Surgeons (WOFAPS) hosted by The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System.
Six pediatric medical device innovations that address a significant unmet need were awarded a total of $250,000 in grant money at the 4th annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium organized by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation.
In a small percentage of pregnancies, the fetuses’ hearts develop in the wrong place. In the congenital anomaly known as heterotaxy syndrome that often includes a severe heart defect, the heart is often displaced from its usual position in the left chest.
Asthma leaves its mark in a variety of ways for children who live in inner cities.