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December

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Leonard Zon, MD, talks about how stem cell research has been revolutionized over the past 10 years. National Public Radio. December 29, 2009. 

A Children's patient is back on the ice playing hockey after surviving a deadly virus that led to the amputation of her toes. The Boston Herald.  December 20, 2009.

A Christmas Day cover story features a cardiac patient who spent the first five months of his life at Children's. The Boston Globe. December 25, 2009. 

New research from Lois Lee, MD, MPH, looks at injuries related to holiday ornaments. BusinessWeek (via HealthDay). December 19, 2009.

Senator John Kerry spoke at Children's about the impact of national health care reform on Massachusetts. The Boston Globe. December 19, 2009.

A Florida family returns to Boston to thank Pedro del Nido, MD, for the life-saving cardiac care he provided their son. The Boston Herald. December 17, 2009.

A new study led by Elizabeth Brown, MD, identified a gene linked to focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a devastating kidney disease that is the second leading cause of kidney failure in children. Boston Business Journal. December 21, 2009.

Hiep Nguyen, MD, is featured in an article and video regarding robotic surgery. Mass High Tech. December 16, 2009.

Daniel Nigrin, MD, MS is interviewed about the MyChildren's patient portal. CIO Magazine. December 15, 2009.

Dennis Rosen, MD, of the Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center, talks about a new tool that may help diagnose obstructive sleep apnea in children. WCVB-TV Channel 5. December 8, 2009.

Hanno Steen, PhD, director of the Proteomics Center, talks about research that could diagnose appendicitis through a simple urine test. KABC-TV Los Angeles. December 8, 2009.

Lydia Shrier, MD, MPH, of Adolescent Medicine, discusses the best ways for doctors to talk about suicide and other difficult topics with pediatric patients. The New York Times. December 8, 2009.

Mark Schuster, MD, PhD, chief of General Pediatrics, discusses the importance of parents talking to their kids about sex at a young age. Time magazine. December 7, 2009. 

Children's physical therapist Mickey Cassella talks about the unique dance program she founded for children with Down syndrome. CNN. December 3, 2009.

Children's is named a Top Hospital for 2009 by The Leapfrog Group, a leading patient safety group. Boston.com. December 3, 2009.

The National Institutes of Health announced it has approved 13 new human embryonic stem cell lines for use in federally-funded research; 11 come from the lab of George Daley, MD, PhD. The New York Times. December 2, 2009.

Sharon Levy, MD, MPH, program director of the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program, discusses the inefficacies of home-based drug tests. MSNBC's "Dr. Nancy". December 1, 2009.

Brian Skotko, MD, MPP, is interviewed about a new study from CDC researchers that shows an increase in the number of U.S. babies born with Down syndrome over the last three decades; research that conflicts with earlier data reviewed by Skotko. ABC News Online. December 1, 2009.

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November

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Reuters reports on a new study led by Florence Bourgeois, MD, that shows respiratory syncytial virus takes a substantially greater disease toll among young children than seasonal flu. Reuters. November 24, 2009.

Hear the story of a Children's patient who was able to go home for Thanksgiving after battling leukemia for the past two months. Reuters. November 24, 2009.

Lois Lee, MD, MPH, spoke about toy safety at a press conference held by the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group to announce its annual "Trouble in Toyland" report. WBZ-TV Channel 4. November 24, 2009.

Michael Rich, MD, MPH, of the Center on Media and Child Health, talks about a study that found higher TV screen time for children in home-based daycare. Associated Press (via the Philadelphia Inquirer). November 23, 2009.

Down syndrome research from Children's Brian Skotko, MD, is highlighted. ABCNews.com. November 20, 2009.

Research from Heather Rosen, PhD, that found uninsured trauma victims to be more likely to die of injuries is featured. WBUR. November 17, 2009.

Susan Sommer, RN, Clinical Director of the Community Asthma Initiative, talks about how Children's helps families manage their child's asthma. WBZ-TV Channel 4. November 14, 2009.

Children's Anne Stack, MD, talks about the increase in patient volume in the ED as a result of H1N1. WCVB-TV Channel 5. November 13, 2009.

Patty Dauksevicz, RN, talk about how the H1N1 has affected the Children's ED while Peter Laussen, MBBS, discusses a rare H1N1-related patient case. NBC Nightly News. November 12, 2009.

Face recognition research from Charles Nelson, MD, in the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience, is featured. ABCNews.com. November 12, 2009.

Anne Stack, MD, talks about how the H1N1 virus has affected patient volume in the Children's emergency department. The Boston Globe. November 13, 2009.

Rick Malley, MD, talks about alternative ways to treat flu-like symptoms. National Public Radio health blog. November 10, 2009.

The research Charles Nelson, MD, on infant face recognition is highlighted. The Boston Globe. November 10, 2009.

Children's is recognized as one of the Top 100 Places to work in Massachusetts. The Boston Globe. November 9, 2009.

Norm Spack, MD, of the Gender Management Services Clinic, talks about transgenderism. Philadelphia Inquirer. November 9, 2009.

Mark Waltzman, MD, and Margot Shuman, MD, talk about the new alternate care site opened to treat patients with flu-like symptoms. WBUR.org. November 5, 2009.

Research from Children's Lois Lee, MD, regarding safety hazards in glass thermometers is featured. Los Angeles Times Booster Shots blog. November 4, 2009.

Sandra Fenwick, president and COO of Children's, is featured in an article about how the hospital is partnering with the state's major health plans in order to accelerate the transformation of pediatric care The Boston Globe. November 4, 2009.

Children's Peter Laussen, MBBS, and James Lock, MD, successfully implanted an experimental heart valve in a young patient with H1N1. Wall Street Journal. November 3, 2009.

Michael Rich, MD, of the Center on Media and Child Health, talks about internet addiction. WTKK 96.9 FM's Jim & Margery Show. November 2, 2009.

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October

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Anne Stack, MD, and Jeffrey Burns, MD, MPH, are interviewed about how Children's Hospital Boston is preparing for H1N1 flu cases. CNN. October 30, 2009.

Anne Stack, MD, describes when parents should/should not bring a child with flu-like symptoms to the emergency room. WBUR. October 30, 2009.

An op-ed from Children's William Meehan, MD, addresses concussions and how critical it is them to be treated correctly. MetroWest Daily News. October 28, 2009.

Children's Jonathan Mansbach, MD, talks about his new research that found millions of US children have low levels of vitamin D. US News & World Report. October 26, 2009.

Children's Michael O'Brien, MD, discusses injections of over-the-counter vitamins and painkillers to help enhance their athletic performance. The New York Times. October 25, 2009.

Children's David Ludwig, MD, PhD, talks about new guidelines from the AHA that included sugars as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Chicago Tribune. October 21, 2009.

Children's Colleen Longfellow of the Regional Center for Poison Control talks about mushroom poisonings. WBZ-TV Channel 4. October 20, 2009.

Children's David Ludwig, MD, PhD, explains that parents, as well as society, are responsibility for obese youths. Time.com. October 16, 2009.

Michael Rich, MD, of the Center on Media and Child Health discusses exposing children to being filmed for reality TV. New England Cable News. October 16, 2009.

Sharon Levy, MD, MPH, and her patient from the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program at Children's are featured. New England Cable News. October 16, 2009.

Children's Joanne Cox, MD, talks about how H1N1 is infecting otherwise healthy children. CNN Lou Dobbs Tonight. October 15, 2009.

A recent study from Children's regarding the safety of glass tables and how the standards should be changed is featured. Reader's Digest. October 14, 2009.

Children's Bryn Austin, ScD, talks about her research that looked at childrens' feelings about their body image. USA Today. October 12, 2009.

Children's Shari Nethersole, MD, talks about how H1N1 and the importance of having all children vaccinated. New England Cable News. October 12, 2009.

A patient in the Children's Hospital Primary Care Center is shown receiving the new H1N1 vaccine. The New York Times health blog. October 10, 2009.

Children's David Bellinger, PhD, discusses how the plastic chemical BPA affects children. USA Today. October 6, 2009.

A feature on regenerative sciences in Boston highlights the research advances of the Stem Cell Program at Children's. Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. October 4, 2009.

The remarkable story a 4-year-old boy whose family traveled from Kosovo to receive life-saving cardiac surgery at Children's is highlighted. MetroWest Daily News. October 4, 2009.

A patient who used her wish from the "Make-A-Wish Foundation" to produce a film that chronicled treatments at Children's is profiled. The Boston Globe. October 4, 2009.

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September

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Dan Nigrin, MD, MS, writes how evolving technology can help patients manage all of their health information and share it easily with disparate providers. WBUR.org Commonhealth Blog. September 30, 2009.  

TIDO's first annual Technology Development Fund awards are featured. Boston Business Journal. September 28, 2009.

This blog focuses on research from Florence Bourgeois, MD, MPH, about adverse drug events in kids. NPR Health Blog. September 28, 2009. 

A study from Children's Florence Bourgeois, MD, MPH, about adverse drug events is featured. HealthDay. September 28, 2009.

A new study from Florence Bourgeois, MD, MPH, finds that more than half a million U.S. children have bad reactions or side effects from widely used medicines each year. Washington Post (via Associated Press). September 28, 2009.

Judy Palfrey, MD, talks Thomas Sandora, MD, MPH, about whether or not "swine flu parties"� are safe. US News & World Report. September 28, 2009.

Alan M. Leichtner, MD, discusses celiac disease and how it can be difficult for children to adapt to the strict diet that is required. The Boston Herald. September 27, 2009.

An article by Brian Skotko, MD, MPP, finding a steady decrease in the number of babies born with Down syndrome since the introduction of prenatal testing, is discussed. The Boston Globe. September 20, 2009.

A new study from Bryn Austin, ScD, and colleagues found gay and bisexual teens to be at higher risk of eating disorders than their heterosexual peers. Reuters Health. September 17, 2009.

Abhinash Srivatsa, MD, BS, discusses the growing phenomenon of childhood obesity. The Bay State Banner. September 17, 2009.

Children's David Ludwig, MD, PhD, talks about a proposal that would tax to the amount of sugar-sweetened beverage in a bottle. ABCNews.com. September 17, 2009.

A new article by Brian Skotko, MD, MPP, that shows that the number of babies being born with Down syndrome has decreased in recent years is highlighted. The Washington Post. September 15, 2009.

William Meehan, MD, of Sports Medicine discusses the long-term effects of concussions on young athletes. WCVB-TV Channel 5. September 15, 2009.

Children's launches its partnership to enable patients to collect health data from two major sites of care into a single personally controlled health record (PCHR). Healthcare IT News. September 14, 2009.

A profile of John Brownstein, PhD, co-founder of HealthMap. The Boston Globe. September 14, 2009.

Boston Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett hosts his annual fundraiser for Children's. The Boston Globe. September 11, 2009.

Research from Susan Mahan, MD, about how newborn screenings can help with the diagnosis and treatment of hip problems is featured. The Boston Globe. September 7, 2009.

"Outbreaks Near Me," the new iPhone application from John Brownstein, PhD, is featured. NECN. September 3, 2009.

A hip impingement surgical case performed by Young-Jo Kim, MD, PhD, is featured. WKOW-TV (via MedStar TV). September 2, 2009.

The Washington Post. David Ludwig, MD, PhD, is quoted in an article about eating a healthy vegetarian diet. September 2, 2009.

John Brownstein's "Outbreaks Near Me" iPhone application is featured. The Washington Post. September 2, 2009.

John Brownstein's, PhD, new iPhone application "Outbreaks Near Me" is featured. The app uses HealthMap technology to track and report outbreaks of infectious diseases. The Boston Globe. September 1, 2009.

Joshua Greenberg, director of government relations, is discusses the impact that Sen. Kennedy's death may have on state health and high tech businesses. The Boston Globe. September 1, 2009.

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August

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Gerard Berry's, MD, research on glasctosemia, a rare genetic disease was featured in a science and innovation article. Boston Globe. August 31, 2009.

George Daley, MD, PhD, pays tribute to Senator Edward Kennedy, one of the staunchest supporters of his research. ABCNews.com. August 27, 2009.

Mary Ellen McCann, MD, talks about easing a child's anxiety before receiving anesthesia. The Boston Globe. August 24, 2009.

Allison Scobie, LICSW, MBA, discusses Munchausen by proxy. The Wall Street Journal. ABC News. August 11, 2009

James Mandell, MD, CEO, is quoted in an article about Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett's annual Beckett Bowl. NESN.com. August 13, 2009.

John Costello, MA, CCC-SLP, discusses the Augmentative Communication Program and devices available to help patients communicate. Scientific American. August 10, 2009

Ellen Hanson, PhD, says that children between the ages of two and four will begin to define themselves and try to find their place in the world. Scientific American. The Boston Globe. August 12, 2009.

Research from Daniel Kohane, MD, PhD, to develop contact lenses that gradually dispense a constant amount of medication to the eye, at adjustable rates, is featured. August 9, 2009

Research from Tracy Lieu, MD, MPH, describes ear infections as the leading cause for prescribing antibiotics. USA Today. August 9, 2009.

Jim Lock, MD, is quoted in an article that describes how few drugs or devices to treat heart disease are designed with kids in mind. USA Today. August 9, 2009.

John Meara, MD, DMD, MBA, and colleagues perform surgery on a Haitian infant to remove a rare growth, called an encephalocele. The Boston Globe. August 6, 2009.

John Knight, MD, joins Boston Celtics forward Bill Walker in a panel discussion about the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle and the dangers of drug abuse. The Daily News Tribune. August 6, 2009.

David Ludwig, MD, PhD, discusses possible contributing factors to having overweight children. TIME Magazine. August 3, 2009.

David Ludwig, MD, PhD, and the OWL program are featured in an article about sugary drinks the relation to obesity. The Boston Globe. August 3, 2009.

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July

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Pediatrician Jennifer Cheng, MD, warns parents of the high caffeine content in energy drinks being marketed to teens. Lowell Sun. July 30, 2009.

Research from Bernard Kuhn, MD, and colleagues that successfully reversed heart damage by stimulating the growth of new heart muscle cells is featured. CBS News (via WebMD). July 29, 2009.

Lois Lee, MD, discusses the dangers of hot playgrounds in the summertime. WCVB-TV Channel 5. July 28, 2009.

Dale Umetsu, MD, PhD, discusses food allergies and a new study at Children's focusing on milk. WBZ-TV Channel 4. July 27, 2009.

Mass. Senator Edward Kennedy describes his personal experiences with health care including when his son was treated for cancer at Children's in the 1970's. Newsweek. July 27, 2009.

A grateful Dracut man makes his 100th donation of blood platelets at Children's in 5 years. Lowell Sun. July 26, 2009.

Stem cell researcher George Daley, MD, PhD, discusses a new research breakthrough in which mice were cloned from skin cells. NBC Nightly News. July 23, 2009.

George Daley, MD, PhD, talks about the significance of new research involving induce pluripotent stem cells. The Washington Post (via the AP). July 23, 2009.

Research by Bernhard Kuhn, MD, and Kevin Bersell that may reverse heart-attack damage is featured. Atlanta Journal Constitution (via Healthday). July 23, 2009.

Daniel Kohane, MD, PhD, and colleagues have developed a prototype contact lens that can gradually dispense a constant amount of medication to the eye. WCVB-TV. July 22, 2009.

David Ludwig, MD, PhD, provides input regarding possible evidence that the rise in childhood obesity in the developed world may have abated. The Wall Street Journal. July 21, 2009.

David Mooney, MD, MPH, provides tips on summer safety. New England Cable News. July 21, 2009.

David Ludwig, MD, PhD, weighs in on how doctors should give weight loss advise even when they are struggling with their own weight. The New York Times. July 21, 2009.

Marvin Harper, MD comments on whether closing public schools can help slow the spread of H1N1. The Boston Globe. July 21, 2009.

David Ludwig, MD, PhD, talks about how a poor economy can lead to unhealthy eating habits. The Boston Globe. July 20, 2009.

An entertaining feature story and photographs of The Clown Care Unit. The Cape Cod Times. July 16, 2009.

Lois Lee, MD, MPH, discusses the dangers of infants sleeping in the "family bed". The Boston Herald. July 13, 2009.

Suzanne Rostler, MS, RD, LND, comments in an article about a new study that reports children are likely to become overweight by mimicking the behaviors of obese parents. The New York Daily News. July 13, 2009.

Judith Palfrey, MD, and President -Elect, American Academy of Pediatrics, advocates for children's health reform on one of the nation's most popular political blogs. The Daily Kos. June 13, 2009.

Research from Susan Mahan, MD, and colleagues suggests that screening newborns for hip dysplasia will help avoid arthritis later in life. Forbes.com (via Healthday). July 8, 2009.

A local teen is chosen as Child Ambassador for NSTAR's Walk for Children's Hospital Boston. Weston Town Crier. July 8, 2009.

A spotlight on autism features Children's researcher Charles Nelson, PhD. NOVA Science Now. July 7, 2009.

George Daley, MD, PhD, comments on the unlocking of restrictions on federal funding for research on human embryonic stem cells. USA Today. July 6, 2009.

George Daley, MD, PhD, talks about the significance of older stem cell lines being eligible for federally financed research under the Obama administration. WBZ-TV Channel 4. July 3, 2009. 

Research from Children's that found cystric fibrosis treatment can cause hearing loss is featured. The New York Times. July 6, 2009.

In the wake of Michael Jackson's death, Stuart Goldman, MD, discusses how the tragedy will impact his children. Forbes.com. July 2, 2009.

A spotlight story on a young Iraqi boy who has received life-changing medical care at Children's over the past three years. Associated Press. July 4, 2009.

David Ludwig, MD, talks about the current state of obesity prevalence in the country. Boston.com. July 1, 2009.

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June

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A Children's study that identified a protein in urine that may serve as a biomarker for appendicitis is featured. The Boston Globe. June 29, 2009.

The Graudons family of Nashua, NH, traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in Family Advocacy Day. Nashua Telegraph. June 28, 2009.

Richard Ferber, MD, provides insight into some common sleep problems children have. Boston.com. June 26, 2009. 

Robert Sundel, MD, weighs in on the use of "medical science liaisons" to discuss unapproved drug uses with physicians. The Wall Street Journal. June 26, 2009.

George Daley, MD, PhD, comments on New York's decision to pay women who donate their eggs for research. The New York Times. June 26, 2009.

Lois Lee, MD, MPH, discusses the benefits of having a child sit in a rear-facing car seat. WCVB-TV. June 25, 2009.

Brian Labow, MD, discusses the limited guidelines for pediatric plastic surgery. USA Today. June 25, 2009.

Stephen Sallan, MD, discusses a new study that treats children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. USA Today. June 24, 2009.

Promising research from Hanno Steen, PhD, Alex Kentsis, MD, PhD, and Richard Bachur, MD, may help testing for appendicitis, preventing unnecessary surgery. TIME Magazine. June 24, 2009.

Researchers finds a possible link between a chemical found in a child's urine and appendicitis. Los Angeles Times. June 23, 2009.

David Mooney, MD, weighs in on the safety of recycled rubber chips used at playgrounds. USA Today. June 22, 2009.

Atlanta Falcon's linebacker Stephen Nicholas' infant son's fight for a new heart ends in a victory. ESPN.com. June 19, 2009.

Complex transgender issues are discussed by Norman Spack, MD. CBS News.com. June 18, 2009.

Promising new vaccine research from Ofer Levy, MD, PhD. New England Cable News. June 18, 2009. 

In the annual America's Best Children's Hospitals survey, Children's comes in first in Heart and Heart Surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery and Orthopedics. U.S. News & World Report. June 18, 2009.

James Mandell, MD, CEO, and patient parent Lynnie Reid provide tips for parents in search of the best pediatric hospital care. U.S. News & World Report. June 17, 2009.

David Mooney, MD, MPH, explains how children are healthier and safer than ever before. USA Today. June 15, 2009.

Laurie Cammisa, VP of Child Advocacy and Government Relations, discusses the "Healthy Children, Healthy Community" program. Centro. June 15, 2009.

New research from the Center on Media and Child Health finds prime-time TV programming prompts earlier sex activity for kids. The Washington Times. June 14, 2009.

AsktheMediatrian.org from Michael Rich, MD, MPH, and the Center on Media and Child Health is highlighted. Parents Magazine Blog. June 11, 2009.

David Ludwig, MD, PhD, comments on the benefits of healthy eating. TIME Magazine. June 11, 2009.

A 4th grade class who formed a walk team to honor their classmate, a cancer survivor who was treated at Children's, is featured. WCVB-TV. June 11, 2009.

A study from the George Daley Lab published in Nature demonstrates that fat cells inhibit the ability of bone marrow to recover after chemotherapy. The Scientist. June 10, 2009.

A drug originally developed by Len Zon, MD, to fight stomach ulcers could be a key component of stem cell therapy to help repair bone marrow. WIRED. June 9, 2009.

John Knight, MD, discusses the best ways for parents to address the issue of substance abuse with their children. Los Angeles Times. June 8, 2009.

Sharon Levy, MD, talks about prescription drug abuse among teens. The Philadelphia Inquirer. June 7, 2009.

Mirna Sales, MD, discusses a new technology that could detect, diagnose and monitor cardiovascular disease. WBZ-TV Channel 4. June 3, 2009.

The new Yawkey Family Inn at Children's is profiled. Brookline Tab. June 2, 2009.

The suspicion by the late Judah Folkman, MD, regarding Down syndrome's near immunity to cancer was proven correct.The Boston Globe. June 1, 2009.

Leonard Zon, MD, discusses induced pluripotent stem cells. USA Today. June 1, 2009.

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May

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The new "Health Kids, Healthy Futures" program is highlighted. WBZ-TV Channel 4 "Centro". May 30, 2009.

HealthMap is included in an article discussing different ways to get health data out using social media outlets. The Wall Street Journal. May 27, 2009.

Thomas Vorderer, DPM, discusses the best ways to avoid running injuries. The New York Times. May 27, 2009.

Atsuko Koyama, MD, offers advice on how to talk teens about sexuality. The Today Show. May 26, 2009.

The story of a Children's patient who battled MRSA is featured. Seacoastonline.com. May 21, 2009.

John Mulliken, MD, discusses Kleppel-Trenaunay Syndrome. ABCNews.com. May 20, 2009.

The research of Sandra Ryeom, PhD, focusing on how few people with Down syndrome develop solid tumors is featured. USA Today. May 20, 2009.

The Technology and Innovation Development Office's new Technology Development Fund is featured . Biotech Transfer Week. May 20, 2009.

The rise in cases of child maltreatment seen by the Child Protection Team is highlighted. CBS Evening News. May 18, 2009.

Brian Fligor, ScD, CCC-A, discusses the permanent damage than can result from listening to iPod's™ too loudly. The Boston Globe. May 18, 2009.

Stem cell research from George Daley, MD, MPH, and Leoard Zon, MD, that looks at how blood cells to grow in an embryo is featured. Reuters. May 13, 2009.

Kenneth Mandl, MD, MPH, talks about the promise of electronic medical health records. The Boston Globe. May 11, 2009.

Research from Mark Schuster, MD, PhD, looks at the effects of racism on a child's mental health. USA Today. May 5, 2009.

Research from Hernan Delgado, MD, MPH, regarding how adult TV may influence children is featured. San Francisco Chronicle. May 5, 2009.

Audiologist Brian Fligor, ScD, is highlighted in an article on excessive background noise. Chicago Tribune. May 3, 2009.

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April

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Kenneth Mandl, MD, MPH, talks about how the flu can spread. Time.com April 30, 2009.

John Brownstein, PhD, explains how the lack of travel will not prevent the spread of swine flu. Wall Street Journal. April 28, 2009.

HealthMap provides swine flu updates via Twitter. Boston.com. April 27, 2009.

George Daley, MD, PhD, discusses cancer stem cells. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. April 27, 2009. 

David Ludwig, MD, PhD, discusses the dangers of high fructose corn syrup. NBC Nightly News. April 22, 2009.

John Costello, MA, CCC-SLP, and the Augmentative Communication Program are highlighted in a story featuring world-renowned marathoner Rick Hoyt. WCVB-TV Channel 5. April 22, 2009.

Brian Skotko, MD, MPP, discusses his workshops for brothers and sisters of people with Down syndrome. WBUR Morning Edition. April 21, 2009.

Research from Daniel Kohane, MD, PhD, regarding slow-release anesthetic is featured. The Boston Globe. April 20, 2009.

George Daley, MD, PhD, discusses the Obama administration's plan to lift some, but not all, federal financing restrictions on human embryonic stem cell research. The New York Times. April 18, 2009.

Allison Scobie, LICSW, MBA, and Alice Newton, MD, discuss the sudden rise in child abuse and its connection to the economy. New York Times. April 15, 2009.

James Mandell, MD, CEO, and Shari Nethersole, MD, the new Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures program. WCVB-TV Channel 5. April 15, 2009.

An opinion article features the perspective of Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD and Kenneth Mandl, MD, MPH, regarding how a competitive marketplace can produce the most innovative medical-records system. Wall Street Journal. April 14, 2009.

Dan Kohane, MD, discusses a slow-release nerve block that could act as a long-lasting local anesthetic for treating pain during and after surgery. Forbes.com. April 14, 2009.

Fernanda Medeiros, MS, talks about the work done at Children's International Center. Parents & Kids. April 2009.

Making a Difference: Mickey Casella and the Adaptive Dance Program for Down syndrome patients. NBC Nightly News. April 9, 2009.

In a live interview, Caleb Nelson, MD, discusses kidney stones in children and how they are treated. WFXT-TV Fox 25 Boston. April 9, 2009.

James Mandell, MD, CEO of Children's, joins Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett fo the grand opening of the Josh Beckett Cancer Treatment Room. WBZ-TV Channel 4. April 8, 2009.

The work of Lyle Micheli, MD, is referenced in a book about overuse injuries in young athletes. SportsIllustrated.com. April 6, 2009.

Chuck Nelson, MD, discusses the importance of early intervention when treating children with autism. The Today Show. April 2, 2009.

Sulpicio Soriano, MD, talks about a possible link between increased anesthesia exposure in children and learning disabilities. WCVB-TV Channel 5. April 1, 2009.

Leonard Rappaport, MD, addresses the importance of providing services with children with autism. The Boston Globe. April 1, 2009.

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March

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Elsie Taveras, MD, talks about a new study linking rapid weight gain in infancy to obesity by age 3. Chicago Tribune. March 30, 2009.

Ken Mandl, MD, MPH, and Isaac Kohane, MD, PhD, discuss how the economic stimulus money can be used to support health IT. The New York Times. March 25, 2009.

Children's is ranked among AARP's top cardiac care hospitals (including adults) in the country. AARP Magazine. March 24, 2009.

An overview article focusing on Moyamoya Syndrome, written by Michael Scott, MD, and Ed Smith, MD. New England Journal of Medicine. March 24, 2009.

Alice Newton, MD, comments on the rise of shaken baby syndrome cases in Massachusetts. WBZ-TV Channel 4. March 19, 2009.

Sulpicio Soriano, MD, weighs in on a report linking anesthesia in infancy to later disabilities. Time.com. March 19, 2009.

Amir Kimia, MD, explains glass tables may contribute to thousands of injuries each year by broken glass. WCVB-TV Channel 5. March 16, 2009.

A rise in shaken baby cases is reported by the Children's Child Protection Team. The Boston Globe. March 19, 2009.

Michael Rich, MD, MPH, and Sharon Levy, MD, MPH, discuss the recent spate of "sexting" and "huffing" among teenagers. WFXT-TV Fox 25. March 16, 2009.

George Daley, MD, PhD, discusses President Obama's action on stem cells. The New York Times. March 9, 2009.

George Daley, MD, PhD, talks about the reversal of the embryonic stem cell funding ban. USA Today. March 9, 2009.

David Ludwig, MD and the Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) clinic are profiled for a feature on childhood obesity. Chronicle on WCVB-TV Boston. March 4, 2009.

Judith Palfrey, MD, pens an article about sleep problems in children. US News & World Report. March 3, 2009.

The research of Marie Evans Schmidt, PhD, of the Center on Media and Child Health, is featured. Time.com. March 3, 2009.

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February

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A multi-institutional study that found a link between vitamin D and the common cold is profiled. CNN.com. February 24, 2009.

An article on cord blood banking features commentary from George Daley, MD, MPH. Los Angeles Times. February 21, 2009.

Nurses from Martha Eliot Health Center penned a column about the importance of community health nursing. ADVANCE for Nurses. February 2009.

George Daley, MD, MPH, discusses a potential federal reversal on embryonic stem cell policies. Washington Post. February 19, 2009.

In the wake of a young boys death, Joanne Cox, MD, talks about the importance of a flu shot. Boston.com. February 18, 2009.

An article on fevers and colds in children features commentary from Michael Shannon, MD, MPH. The New York Times. February 13, 2009.

A 14-month old girl who received a liver transplant in May is profiled. The Patriot Ledger. February 11, 2009.

John Knight, MD, of CeASAR, comments on a report about the high rates of teenage drinking in Vermont. The Boston Globe. February 8, 2009.

Jim Cote, executive director of Martha Eliot Health Center, addresses a doctor shortage in Jamaica Plain. Jamaica Plain Gazette. February 6, 2009.

Nephrologist Michael Somers, MD, discusses a link between a tainted formula and kidney stones in children. U.S. News and World Report. February 4, 2009.

Josh Greenberg, director of Government Relations discusses the new guide to state mental health services. WBUR. February 3, 2009.

Commentary by David Ludwig, MD, PhD, on how the economic crisis is an opportunity to curb childhood obesity. Los Angeles Times. February 3, 2009.

Christine Mitchell of the Office of Medical Ethics discusses the topic of doctors going outside their realm of care. USA Today. ebruary 2, 2009.

David Bickham, PhD, in the Center on Media and Child Health discusses a link between TV viewing and depression. Business Week. February 2, 2009.

Mark Schuster, MD, MPH, addresses how to parents can talk to their kids about sex. The Boston Globe. February 1, 2009.

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January

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Neuroscientist Nadine Gaab, PhD, is talks about babies' innate sense of rhythm. USA Today. January 26, 2009.  

Martha Eliot Health Center's 40-year committment to the local community is profiled. Bay State Banner. January 22, 2009.

A Cohasset racer and his friends participated in The Rolex 24 at Daytona to raise money for Children's. Patriot Ledger. January 21, 2009.

Stem cell researcher George Daly, MD, PhD, discusses the significance of embryonic stem cell funding limits potentially being reversed. USA Today. January 19, 2009.

Elizabeth Hait, MD, MPH, discusses the correlation between prenatal consumption of antacid and childhood asthma. San Francisco Chronicle. January 15, 2009.

Research by Umut Ozcan, MD, and colleagues that gives new hope to a failed obesity drug is highlighted. David Ludwig, MD, of the Optimal Weight for Life program, discusses vegeterian diets for kids. The Boston Globe. January 7, 2009. The New York Times. January 11, 2009.

Michael Rich, MD, MPH of the Center on Media and Child Health discusses risky behavior on social networking web sites. USA Today. January 6, 2009.

Michael Somers, MD, of Nephrology addresses the recent milk formula scare in China. MSNBC.com. January 2, 2009.

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