Tag Archive: body mass index

Apr 29 2016

CHOP Research In the News: Plastic Bronchitis, Baby BMI, Voice at the Vatican

Every week is full of discovery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Among the highlights this week are a significant discovery and new treatment option in a heart surgery complication that affects young patients; a study of how to predict infants’ later obesity risk; and a CHOP cancer immunotherapy story hitting the world stage at an international conference.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/chop-research-news-plastic-bronchitis-baby-bmi-voice-vatican/

Mar 24 2016

Researchers Examine Obesity, Cardiovascular Risks in Down Syndrome

Children with Down syndrome (also known as Trisomy 21) are prone to obesity. Their families may be concerned about their future risks for cardiovascular problems as well as their quality of life.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/researchers-examine-obesity-cardiovascular-risks-in-down-syndrome/

Nov 11 2015

New Growth Charts for Down Syndrome a Tall Order

Pediatricians have long known that children with Down syndrome grow differently than typical children, but the last growth charts for children with Down syndrome were developed almost 30 years ago.

Permanent link to this article: http://blog.research.chop.edu/new-growth-charts-for-down-syndrome-a-tall-order/