Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS) is a condition that occurs when parts of the body grow too large, too fast.
Monthly Archive: November 2015
In the 10 years that the Center for Child Injury Prevention Studies (CChIPS) has been on the road to improving child safety, the unique collaboration between industry members, academia, and government has reached many milestones, which are being celebrated with a special anniversary report and timeline.
The LEGACY Girls Study, a study taking place across five sites in North America, is the first to focus on preadolescent girls growing up in families with breast cancer risk.
It started at the end of a long day. Jessica Panzer, MD, PhD, then just a few weeks into her pediatric neurology residency at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, was about to go home. Instead, she was called to the emergency room to consult on a 3-year-old girl who could barely walk.
Pediatric infectious disease specialists, the doctors who specialize in wiping out microbial and other infections in children, are a dedicated bunch. These physicians work at the front lines of diseases new and old, as well as protecting against complications from other medical interventions.
When something important is missing, we often search for a replacement. After many years of looking, a team of researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Missouri have found a way to substitute for a missing gene linked to a relentless childhood neurodegenerative disease.
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.
“How tired do you feel?” a doctor asks a child with a chronic disease. Or, “How well are you managing stress?” The answers to questions like these are even more important, from many patients’ and families’ perspectives, than the particular numerical result of their lab test results.
About 10 percent of high school girls and half as many high school boys report that they have been sexually assaulted in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) surveys.
It only took 10 minutes during Harold “Reed” Salmons’ lunch break to sign up and save a man’s life. A Be The Match recruiter performed a quick cheek swab to collect Salmons’ cells and sent them for testing as a potential match for future bone marrow transplant recipients. Salmons hoped that his molecular match was out there somewhere.