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December 2008

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David Bellinger, PhD, in the Department of Neurology talks about mercury levels in seafood
NBC Nightly News
December 30, 2008

Children's is named one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country
Parents magazine
December 29, 2008

Stem cell research by George Q. Daley, MD, PhD, and colleagues is named one of the top breakthroughs of 2008
The Boston Globe
December 29, 2008

David Ludwig, MD, of the Optimal Weight for Life program addresses effective, non-gimmick, weight-loss solutions
The New York Times
December 23, 2008

A program at Children's that employs at-risk youth is featured
Newshour with Jim Lehrer
December 23, 2008

Research by Elizabeth Hait, MD, that found a link between antacid us in pregnant women and asthma is featured
Los Angeles Times
December 16, 2008 

State legislators announced the filing of 'Jackson's Bill,' an organ donation bill named after a Children's patient
Gloucester Daily Times
December 15, 2008 

Len Zon, MD, participates in a panel on stem cells at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting
MedPage Today
December 10, 2008

Brian Skotko, MD, MPP, discusses his research on Down syndrome
Newsweek
December 6, 2008 

Mininder Kocher, MD, talks about gene testing that may determine which sport a toddler will excel in
US News & World Report
December 3, 2008 

New England Patriots players Matt Cassel and Vince Wilfork are the 2008 Champion's for Children's
Patriots.com
December 3, 2008 

Allergist Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, talks about pets and allergies
CNN.com
December 2, 2008 

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November 2008

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Thanksgiving re-enactors from Plimouth Plantation visit patient's at Children's
Reuters
November 24, 2008

Children's doctors speak about work/life balance for pediatrics residents
Newsweek
November 22, 2008 

A feature on vaccines includes an interview with Ken McIntosh, MD, in the Division of Infectious Disease
WFXT-TV Fox 25
November 19, 2008

Jan Cady, president of the Children's Hospital Trust, talks about altruism and teaching kids to give
Associated Press
November 18, 2008

A feature on kidney stones includes insight from Caleb Nelson, MD, MPH, of the Department of Urology
ABC News--Online
November 14, 2008

A feature on cutting-edge in utero procedures includes the work if Dario Fauza, MD, of the Department of Surgery
Nature
November 14, 2008

HealthMap, a biosurveillance component of the CHIP, and its partnership with Google is highlighted
Wall Street Journal
November, 12, 2008

Joanne Cox, MD, gives advice to parents on when their child is too sick to school
WFXT-TV Fox 25
November 10, 2008 

Robert Sundel, MD, of the Department of Rheumatology, is interviewed about pediatric rheumatoid arthritis
ABC News--Online
November 6, 2008

A study by Zhigang He, PhD, BM, in which damaged nerve cells in the brains repaired themselves is featured
Reuters
November 6, 2008

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October 2008 

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Caleb Nelson, MD, of the division of urology, talks about kidney stones in children
The New York Times
October 27, 2008

The research of Alison Field, ScD, on 'yo-yo dieting' is highlighted
Healthday News
October 24, 2008

An anesthesia study by Mary Ellen McCann, MD, is highlighted
Newsweek
October 21, 2008

Children's researchers' work on the effect of flu vaccines in communities is highlighted
The Boston Globe
October 20, 2008 

An article on transgender youth features the work of Norm Spack, MD
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 20, 2008 

David Ludwig, MD, addresses the integrity of food industry marketing
U.S. News & World Report
October 17, 2008

Catherine Gordon, MD, MSc, talks about the importance of vitamin D
Time
October 13, 2008

Children's technicians scan bones from a 65-million-year-old dinosaur
WCVB-TV Channel 5
October 10, 2008 

Orthopedic surgeon Susan Mahan, MD, MPH, talks about new blankets for babies
Wall Street Journal
October 7, 2008

Research from Alison Field, ScD, on obesity in teen girls is highlighted
USA Today
October 7, 2008

Research from Grace Lee, MD, MPH about teens and vaccines if feature
HealthDay News
October 6, 2008 

Michael Shannon, MD, MPH, speak at the FDA hearings on about cough and cold medicines
Associated Press
October 2, 2008

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September 2008

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Family gives back to Children's
WBZ-TV Channel 4
September 27, 2008

Jennifer LeBovidge, PhD, speaks about her workshop involving group intervention for children with food allergies
Reuters
September 25, 2008

A patient throws out the first pitch at Fenway Park and presents a check from CVS Caremark to Children's
New England Cable News
September 25, 2008

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick marked the passage of the children’s mental health bill with a State House ceremony
Lowell Sun
September 24, 2008 

Martha Murray, MD, of the Division of Sports Medicine talks about knee injuries
The Boston Globe
September 22, 2008

John Brownstein, PhD, talks about his research linking the rate of the flu in adults to the proportion of children living in their communities
Associated Press
September 10, 2008

Joel Hirschhorn, MD, PhD, talks about genetics and obesity
MSNBC.com
September 8, 2008

Brian Skotko, MD, MPP, is interviewed about his research related to Down syndrome
ABCNews.com
September 5, 2008

Stuart Goldman, MD, speaks about the benefits of watching the political conventions with children
USAToday.com
September 3, 2008 

Mark Schuster, MD, PhD, talks about his research on California's Paid Family Leave Program
Health Day News
September 2, 2008

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August 2008

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The research of Catherine Gordon, MD, MSc, of the Bone Health Program at Children's Hospital Boston, is featured in an article about vitamin D deficiency in children
The New York Times
August 25, 2008

Maryanne Lewis, nurse practitioner in the OWL clinic, discussess obesity in toddlers
ABC World News Tonight
August 18, 2008

Sharon Levy, MD, of the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program, addresses the inefficacy of home-based drug testing
U.S. News & World Report
August 6, 2008 

Data gathered by the Center on Media and Child Health is highlighted in an online feature on cell phones and kids
CNN.com
August 11, 2008 

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July 2008

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Heidelise Als, PhD, is featured in The Boston Globe's 'Meeting the Minds' column for her work around treating premature babies based on their body language
The Boston Globe
July 28, 2008

A hypothermia treatment available at Children's to newborn patients suffering from loss of oxygen at birth is featured
WCVB-TV Channel 5
July 24, 2008

Marie Evans Schmidt, PhD, of the Center on Media and Child Health, is interviewed regarding the negative effect TV background noise has on young children
The New York Times
July 16, 2008

David Leslie, MD, and the Mayo Family Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Center are featured
New England Cable News
July 16, 2008

Christopher Walsh, MD, PhD, chief of Genetics at Children's Hospital, talks about a study that provides new clues to autism's cause
Time.com
July 10, 2008

A study by Mark Schuster, MD, chief of General Pediatrics, on effective ways for parents to talk to their teens about sex is featured
Reuters
July 10, 2008

The Division of Sports Medicine is highlighted in an article on ACL injuries in young athletes
USA Today
July 8, 2008

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June 2008

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Children's otolaryngologist Greg Licameli, MD, FACS, shares his family's experience with a syndrome called PFAPA, and his research that found tonsillectomy to be curative
The Washington Post
June 24, 2008

Michael O'Brien, MD, of the Division of Sports Medicine, talks about sports doping
WashingtonPost.com
June 17, 2008

Michael Shannon, MD, PhD, discusses bisephenol A in plastic baby bottles
WFXT Fox 25
June 15, 2008

A study on vitamin D deficiency in infants and children by Catherine Gordon, MD, MSc, of the Bone Health Program at Children's is featured.
ABCNews.com
June 3, 2008

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May 

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In a feature article about Indy race car driver Danica Patrick, Neurologist-in-Chief Scott Pomeroy, MD, speaks about how the brain learns
USA Today
May 20, 2008

An editorial highlights the Children's partnership with the Boston Ballet Adaptive Dance Program
The Boston Globe
May 10, 2008

Otolaryngologist Greg Licameli, MD, his daughter, and two patient families are featured in an article about cyclical fevers
The Boston Globe
May 5, 2008

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April 2008

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Michael O'Brien, MD, of the Division of Sports Medicine speaks about the potential for permanent joint injuries to children participating in mixed martial arts
WHDH-TV Channel 7
April 29, 2008.

Dr. Michael Rich of the Center on Media and Child Health addresses the implications of technology use on kids
San Jose Mercury News
April 28, 2008

Children's doc gives back with Ghana trip
The Bay State Banner
April 17, 2008

Nursing Spectrum features the Children's Hospital Boston Multicultural Nurses Forum
Nursing Spectrum
April 7, 2008

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March 2008

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A pilot program for Somali youth run by Heidi Ellis, PhD, of the Children's Center for Refugee Trauma is featured
The Dorchester Reporter
March 27, 2008

Dr. Joanne Cox talks to WBZ-TV about a new study that says at least one in four teenage girls has a sexually transmitted disease
WBZ-TV Channel 4
March 11, 2008

Boston Celtics forward Brian Scalabrine spreads cheer at Children's Hospital
New England Cable News
March 6, 2008 

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February 2008

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Dr. Mininder Kocher of the Division of Sports Medicine talks to about ACL injures in children
The New York Times
February 18, 2008

A Children's Hospital Boston patient is given the opportunity of a lifetime: a trip to the Super Bowl
The Boston Globe
February 1, 2008

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January 2008 

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Dr. Kerim Munir contributes to a story about early diagnosis of autism
Newsweek
January 21, 2008

Dr. Markus Frank talks to about targeting melanoma cancer stem cells
The Boston Globe
January 17, 2008 

Research by Doctors Don Ingber and Robert Mannix is highlighted
Scientific American
January 8, 2008 

Dr. David Miller is interviewed regarding his research that identifies a new genetic link to autism
Wall Street Journal
January 10, 2008

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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO
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