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Large breasts can take physical, mental toll on teens   

Boston Children's plastic surgeon Brian Labow, MD, recently published an important study in the journal Pediatrics, focusing on the mental and physical struggles of teen girls with overly large breasts.

Read the HealthDay article about the study. 

Baby's hands reattached

Boston Children's plastic surgeon Brian Labow, MD, is quoted in this ABC News story about an 8-month-old Chinese girl whose hands were cut off by her suicidal grandmother.

Transforming lives in the developing world

John Meara, MD, DMD, MBA, chief of Boston Children's Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, is also director of Harvard Medical School’s Program in Global Surgery and Social Change.

Dr. Meara and his Boston Children's colleagues work closely with organizations like Partners In Health and Operation Smile to improve the delivery of essential medical and surgical care throughout the developing world.

Learn more about some of these efforts by reading:

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