Children’s Health

Vitamin D deficiency from birth to early childhood was associated with an increased risk of elevated blood pressure in later childhood and adolescence, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension. Researchers followed 775 children from birth to age 18 at the Boston Medical Center. Most lived in a low-income, urban area
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The Heart Institute at Children’s Hospital Colorado (Children’s Colorado) has been granted the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission’s (IAC) Cardiovascular Catheterization accreditation for Pediatric Cardiovascular Catheterization, Complex Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Valve Interventions, and Structural Heart Interventions. According to the IAC, this accreditation is a “seal of approval” that patients can rely on as an indicator of
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Celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, crohn’s disease and anaphylactic are all instigated by food allergies. Doctors order restrictive diets to help patients control inflammation and food reactions. While less well known, eosinophilic esophagitis (EOE) is another inflammatory disease triggered by food allergies. One of the most effective treatments, especially for young children, is a restricted
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Over 1,700 children die from child abuse each year in the U.S., and far more sustain injuries that result in hospitalization. These deaths and severe injuries are preventable, but effective strategies require a deeper understanding of the caregivers causing the harm and the circumstances surrounding the child’s injuries. The odds of child physical abuse vs.
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Decisions to prescribe children drugs to treat chronic pain are not guided by sufficient, high quality evidence, according to an important new study published today (Wednesday 26 June 2019). Published as part of a special collection of systematic reviews in the Cochrane Library and recently summarised in the journal PAIN, the overview highlights a dearth
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An emergency department is sometimes the first place a person thinks to go for health care. The emergency department is an essential care setting, treating over 145 million annual visits in the United States across a wide range of patient populations, from children to adults.” Keith Kocher, M.D., MPH, an assistant professor of emergency medicine
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Glioblastomas, the deadliest type of brain tumor in adults, attract “turncoats.” These are macrophages, a type of immune cell, which promote tumor progression and mask tumors from the immune system’s scrutiny. To better understand the cells that brain tumors recruit, scientists led by Dolores Hambardzumyan, PhD, developed advanced imaging techniques to visualize macrophages found in
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The stress premature infants experience can carry on throughout their adult life, causing cognitive limitations, social struggles at work or in school, and a greater risk of health ailments, including cardiac conditions, one of the longest-running U.S. studies of premature infants has shown. University of Rhode Island College of Nursing Professor Mary Sullivan will continue
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Common antidepressants interact with the opioid pain medication tramadol to make it less effective for pain relief, according to a study from University Hospitals (UH). These findings have important implications for the opioid epidemic, suggesting that some patients suspected of drug-seeking may in fact be under-medicated and just are seeking more effective pain relief. They
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Scientists investigating heart failure have been limited to studying diseased heart tissue in the lab — understandably, as people don’t tend to pluck out a healthy heart for the sake of research. But now, scientists with access to unusable, yet still healthy, donor hearts have been able to investigate the genomic pillars behind the transition
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