#1 Ranked Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report
MyPatients provides referring primary care providers with secure access to their patients’ information.
Boston Children's has launched the world's 1st program dedicated to offering hand transplants to children who qualify.
Innovation insider is a semi-monthly e-newsletter analyzes innovations at Boston Children’s, other academic medical centers and from industry.
Read the latest blog by a Boston Children's doctor, clinician or staff member.
There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
Learn more about our ranking as the top pediatric hospital here.
A: Most kids recover from concussions with no lasting problems. But kids who have had one concussion are at greater risk for having future concussions. Each concussion, after the first, can cause more severe symptoms and require a longer recovery time. After several concussions, some children can have long-term changes in their abilities.
A: It can take anywhere from 10 days to four weeks to recover from a concussion. But every child is different, so it’s important to work with your doctor to make sure your child is fully recovered before getting back to his or her regular routine, including schoolwork and sports.
A: Helmets do not prevent concussions. But they can help prevent more severe types of brain injury, so every athlete should wear a properly fitted, undamaged helmet.
A: Virtually any sport or physical activity can result in concussions. Here at Boston Children’s, we’ve seen patients with concussions from playing football, ice hockey, baseball, softball, rugby, wrestling, lacrosse, soccer, basketball, field hockey, horseback riding and even swimming.
A: Nearly every student athlete who has a concussion can eventually return to sports. The key is that the return needs to be gradual, after a period of rest and only with a doctor’s explicit permission.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”