This spring, Children's Hospital Boston
collaboration with Pediatric Weight Management Centers, LLC, will open the
first of multiple centers that will provide
medically supervised, family-based weight management
programs for children 6 to 18. The first branch, in Newton, will offer a gym,
kitchen for cooking demonstrations and rooms for exams and group support.
On-site physicians, nutritionists, behavioral specialists and exercise physiologists will employ many of the clinical strategies developed at Children's Optimal Weight for Life Program. Erinn Rhodes, MD, MPH, will direct the center's medical services, which will stress the importance of forming long-term habits for a healthy lifestyle.
or Suzanne Rostler, MS, RD, LDN, clinical director:
or visit greatmoves.com.
Children's new 2008-2009 guide
provides contact information for all of Children's specialists, an overview of
the hospital's departments/divisions-
including diagnoses treated-and
information on more than 200
A free copy: send an email with your
mailing address to:
hard copy of the physician directory by
specialty can be printed by visiting
selecting Print On Demand.
Last month, the Athletic Trainers of Massachusetts presented Children's Division of Sports Medicine with its Kerkor "Koko" Kassabian Service Award for 2007. The award, bestowed at the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting in Valley Forge, PA, recognizes the division's many years of dedication, support and service to the athletic training profession.
Handbook of Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology
By Rosalind Brown, MD, attending in Endocrinology.
This book is the
companion title to the leading international reference Brook's Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology. It
provides an up-to-date clinical guide
presenting best and evidence-based practice
in the diagnosis, treatment and management of pediatric endocrine disorders.
The Adolescent Athlete
By Lyle Micheli, MD, director, Sports Medicine.
Dr. Micheli's book takes a practical approach to caring for the adolescent athlete, as experts in sports medicine address both chronic and acute injuries in addition to congenital conditions. Fundamentals, including basic anatomy, joint examination and patient history, are detailed, with an emphasis on the recognition of injury patterns unique to adolescent athletes.
Manual of Neonatal Care. 6th edition
By John Cloherty, MD, senior associate in Medicine.
This manual offers a practical approach to the medical care of newborns. The
updated edition includes new
information on fetal assessment, perinatal asphyxia, survival of premature infants and new guidelines on neonatal jaundice. The appendices include effects of maternal drug use on the fetus, maternal medications during lactation and NICU medication guidelines.