Monthly Archive: October 2015

Oct 30 2015

Driving Safety Research Gets Traction as Business Venture

Diagnostic Driving, a startup company spun out from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute, has spent the past several months accelerating from an idea based on teen driver safety research into a thoroughly researched, successfully piloted business model for improving the safety of corporate automotive fleets.

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Oct 28 2015

More Effective Strategies Needed to Prevent Abusive Head Trauma

When parents feel exhausted, stressed, and frustrated by their inconsolable infant, they may reach a flash point and injure their baby. Devastating head injuries can result from forceful shaking and blunt impact.

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Oct 27 2015

HealthCare.Gov Upgrades Are Just What This Doctor Ordered

When the third round of open enrollment begins on the federal health insurance marketplace Nov. 1, shoppers will see some major changes.

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Oct 22 2015

Universal Autism Screening in Young Children Under Question

Many parents and clinicians are in a bind between conflicting recommendations about autism. Newly issued recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPTSF) suggest that current evidence is not strong enough to justify universal screening for the condition in young children.

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Oct 20 2015

Young Investigator Seeks a Target for Targeted Neuroblastoma Therapy

It is scary to learn your child has neuroblastoma, a tumor of the peripheral nervous system that is the most common cancer in infants. It is scarier still when you get test results that show your child is in the half of neuroblastoma patients whose cancer is very aggressive and high-risk.

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Oct 15 2015

Flu Infection Reveals Many Paths to Immune Response

We’re officially into autumn, which means flu season is just around the corner. Having a vaccine each year helps stave off the flu, but much is still to be learned about the virus.

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Oct 13 2015

No Rush for Eye Disease Screening in Most Children With Diabetes

Something surprising happened when Gil Binenbaum, MD, MSCE, and his colleagues in the Division of Ophthalmology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia examined children with diabetes: They kept failing to find what they were looking for.

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Oct 09 2015

Research Institute’s Bryan Wolf, MD, PhD, New to Pennsylvania Bio Board

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Research Institute is among 2,300 life sciences establishments that call Pennsylvania home. As a newly appointed member of Pennsylvania Bio’s Board of Directors, Bryan Wolf, MD, PhD,

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Oct 08 2015

Missing Well Visits Results in Preventive Care Gaps for Preterm Infants

Newborns’ first big journeys into the world often are to well-baby exams at pediatricians offices. These checkups usually are scheduled within the first days or weeks after discharge from the hospital, followed by exams every few months during their first year of life.

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Oct 06 2015

Focus on Vision and Balance Deficits Following Youth Concussion

Recognizing a concussion oftentimes is not crystal clear for clinicians. A young patient with a head injury may report experiencing common concussion symptoms, and yet results from a standard physical exam seem normal.

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