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January 5, 2015
Limiting Rest is Found to Help Young Concussion Patients
The New York Times reports on a study suggesting less is more when it comes to rest following a concussion. A randomized trial of young people between the ages of 11 – 22 years old found that recovery was slower for the group of patients who were prescribed strict rest for five days. Dr. William Meehan, director of the Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention, is quoted in the article.
February 25, 2014
Orphan’s Lonely Beginning Reveal How Parents Shape A Children’s Brain
NPR’s “Morning Edition” shares the story of a young Romanian orphan’s struggle to bond with his American parents. Boston Children’s Charles Nelson, PhD, who has spent years studying children who spent time in Romanian orphanages, is featured.
January 7, 2014
Teen athletes with concussions shouldn't do homework, study says
The Los Angeles Times reports on new research from Boston Children’s William Meehan, MD, and colleagues that finds kids who give their brains a few days rest and gradually return to normal mental activity after a concussion heal faster than those who rush back to their books, computers and TVs. Huffington Post and WHEC (Rochester, NY) also report on the research.
December 11, 2013
Status Epilepticus Tx Often Falls Short
MedPage Today reports that treatment of status epilepticus in critically ill children and adolescents usually failed to meet guideline-recommended standards for the initiation of therapies in a timely way. In a multicenter study involving 81 patients ages 1 month to 21 years, median times to start each of the four steps in the standard algorithm for status epilepticus treatment were far longer than recommended, according to Boston Children’s Tobias Loddenkemper, MD. Read more here.
May 6, 2013
A New Way to Care for Young Brains
The New York Times reports on sport concussion clinics and how they are popping up all over the country to help provide specialized care for basic to complex concussion cases in children and adolescents. Boston Children’s William Meehan, MD, Michael O’Brien, MD, Cynthia Stein, MD, MPH, Rebekah Mannix, MD, MPH, and Alex Taylor, PsyD, are interviewed about the Boston Children’s Sports Concussion Clinic. Also, Boston Children’s patients Brian Lilja, Erin McDonough and Emerson Boone are included. Additional articles include Anecdotal Evidence Provides Clues to Youth Concussions and Flubbing a Baseline Test on Purpose Is Often Futile. A portion of the article was included in The Boston Globe.
June 25, 2012
Brain activity showing autism, captured in EEG test
Researched by Frank H. Duffy, MD, department of Neurology, Heidelise Als, PhD, department of Psychiatry, William Bosl, PhD, departments of Medicine, Informatics Program and Charles A. Nelson, PhD, department of Developmental Medicine Center.
June 5, 2012
Boston Children’s Hospital Ranks #1 on U.S. News & World Report
BCH hits top in U.S.News & World Report’s 2012-13 Best Children’s Hospitals Rankings Honor Roll. Gets first in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery.
May 23, 2012
Immune cells “sculpt” circuits in the brain by eating away excess connections
Beth Stevens, PhD, Neurology, F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center
May 21, 2012
First light: Scientists regenerate the optic nerve, restore some components of vision
Larry Benowitz, PhD, Neurosurgery
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