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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.

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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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Recent press releases from Boston Children's  

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Article

07/23/12

Social deprivation has a measurable effect on brain growth

07/23/12

Drug safety and efficacy in children is rarely addressed in drug trials for major diseases

07/22/12

Key mutations discovered for most common childhood brain cancer

07/20/12

Multiple mild concussions have a cumulative, lasting effect

06/27/12

Injecting life-saving oxygen into a vein

06/26/12

Study challenges the notion that a calorie is just a calorie

06/25/12

Computer analysis of EEG patterns suggests a potential diagnostic test for autism

06/20/12

Life Technologies to Collaborate with Boston Children's Hospital to Develop Optimized Lab Workflow based on the Ion Proton Sequencer

06/20/12

Poll Results Show Employers Make Health Benefit Choices Based on Cost; Quality of Physicians and Hospitals also a Major Factor

06/05/12

Boston Children's Hospital Ranks #1 on U.S.News & World Report Best Children's Hospitals Honor Roll

05/31/12

Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital identify a genetic cause for CLOVES

05/23/12

Immune cells "sculpt" circuits in the brain by eating away excess connections

05/21/12

First light: Scientists regenerate the optic nerve, restore some components of vision

05/10/12

Building a drug-delivery platform to regenerate heart tissue

05/08/12

Improving body satisfaction can help prevent eating disorders and obesity

05/08/12

Simple motions, complex tool: New robot successfully performs surgical closure in a beating heart

05/02/12

Preventing autism after epilepsy

04/29/12

I-PASS: Standardizing patient "handoffs" to reduce medical errors

04/25/12

Overlooked nighttime spikes on EEGs may reflect an underlying brain injury

04/20/12

Boston Children's Hospital launches new MyWay mobile app

04/18/12

Packaging therapeutic RNAs for targeted treatment of breast cancer

04/18/12

Boston Children's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital Launch The Boston Center for Endometriosis

04/04/12

Boston Children's Hospital Names David A. Diamond, MD, New Urologist-in-Chief

04/03/12

Maltreatment or witnessing family violence can lower a child's IQ

04/02/12

Not all infant bronchiolitis is the same

03/15/12

Tips for managing your child's allergies

02/29/12

Southcoast Health System and Boston Children's Hospital announce new collaboration

02/20/12

Children with gender identity disorder are at serious psychiatric risk

02/20/12

Children falling outside gender "norms" are at risk for abuse and psychiatric symptoms

02/20/12

Winchester Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital invite families to give their teddy bears a check-up

02/20/12

Home visits for asthma: a win for both patients and payers

02/17/12

A single protein helps the body keep watch over the Epstein-Barr virus

02/16/12

To understand chromosome reshuffling, look to the genome's 3D structure

02/16/12

New collaboration uses media reports to help track illegal wildlife trade and reduce associated disease risks

02/13/12

Aligning the eyes: A simpler surgery for a complex condition

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