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Articles from Children's Hospitals Today magazine and pediatric research journals.

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A Special Homecoming During National Prematurity Awareness Month
November 15, 2017

November is National Prematurity Awareness Month, and one baby will mark the event in a special way.

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The Word on the Hill: The Health Care Debate and its Effect on Kids
November 15, 2017

Public policy decisions made in Washington, D.C. can affect the everyday operations of children's hospitals. Here's what went on so far in 2017 in ...

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Separation of Conjoined Twins Presented Surgical and Ethical Challenges
November 14, 2017

MassGeneral Hospital for Children doctors took on complicated procedure and ethical dilemma of choosing between options that would result in the ...

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Leadership Tip: What it Means When a Team Member Says Something Isn't Doable
November 14, 2017

When someone says something can't be done, it's their way of putting their head in the sand.

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4 Resources to Help You Tackle the Growing Need for Pediatric Mental Health Services
November 8, 2017

Sessions and posters at the Annual Leadership Conference offer ways to help hospitals provide better mental health care for the pediatric population.

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Pharmacogenomics: Examining the Role Genes Play in a Patient's Drug Response
November 8, 2017

Pharmacogenomics examines the role genes play in a patient's drug response, helping clinicians prescribe a more effective dose. This could lead to ...

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7 Challenges to Providing Behavioral and Mental Health Services
November 8, 2017

To provide the best mental health care, start by looking at the barriers to that care.

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Caring for Children with Medical Complexity with Help from Parents, Peer Institutions
November 8, 2017

Children's National's Complex Care Program is an established service line and medical home to more than 2,000 medically complex patients.

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Keeping it Local: Children’s Hospital Partners With Community Members to Revitalize Their Neighborhood
November 8, 2017

Here’s how a children’s hospital engages with local residents to help improve their health and well-being.

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How to Build an Innovation Pitch Team
November 8, 2017

Generating and implementing new ideas and processes doesn't have to take a lot of time or cost a lot of money.

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Leadership Expert: How to be More Productive by Pursuing Less
November 8, 2017

Feeling busy but not productive? That means it's time to take a step back and consider making some changes.

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A Low-risk Approach to Innovation for Children’s Hospitals
November 8, 2017

Innovation doesn't necessarily mean "disruption." Here's how to be strategic with a smaller-scale approach.

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Study: Few Adults Think Today's Children are Better Off
November 2, 2017

Adults think today's kids are worse off than their parents.

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Scientists Rewire Cells to Create Arthritis Vaccine
November 2, 2017

New SMART cell method provides hope for improved treatment of chronic condition in kids and adults.

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Transparent Safety Bulletin Helps Change Team Culture
October 31, 2017

Here's how one hospital is helping everyone on staff learn from each unintended error. The end result is improving reporting and ultimately its ...

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Family Presence During Pediatric Trauma Care Benefits Patients, Families and Medical Teams
October 30, 2017

Allowing families to be with their child during trauma care helps parents fulfill their role as an advocate for their child.

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When Doctor Adopts Patient
October 27, 2017

A doctor's mission trip produces an unexpected addition to the family.

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Test Utilization Management Program Helps Hospitals Avoid Costs
October 27, 2017

A test utilization management program can help children's hospitals reduce lab costs, avoid unnecessary blood draws and improve care.

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What Different Generations Want From a Health Care Experience
October 27, 2017

Generations of parents and patients expect different things from their experience in a children's health care setting. Is your hospital keeping up?

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Partnering with the Community to Reduce Asthma Visits
October 27, 2017

Children's hospitals are reducing visits for asthma by building partnerships in the community and meeting families and patients where they live, ...

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Data Examines Medicaid Underpayment in Children's Hospitals
October 27, 2017

A pediatric-focused report reveals the disparity in reimbursements.

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One of the First Pediatric Kidney Transplant Patients Still Going Strong
October 27, 2017

Tommy Hoag's kidney has lasted 50 years and counting.

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Mobile Science Lab Inspires the Next Generation
October 27, 2017

Hands-on science experiences introduce students to medical and research careers.

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Everyday Hero: Raising Awareness About Sudden Cardiac Death
October 27, 2017

This educator is saving lives, one heart at a time.

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Fidget Spinners: Therapeutic Benefit or Distraction?
October 27, 2017

Fidget spinners are a popular today, but do they have therapeutic benefits?