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

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Pediatric Residents Change Lives
June 14, 2018

Examples of how hospitals innovate within their residency programs to help residents improve their skills, expand their horizons and better serve ...

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Using Simulated Training for ICU Float Nurses
June 13, 2018

How Boston Children's Hospital replaced lectures with interactive, simulation-based orientation classes.

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Study: Negative Interactions on Social Media Have Bigger Effect on Teens than Positive Ones
June 13, 2018

Negative experiences on social media carry more weight than positive interactions when it comes to the likelihood of young adults reporting ...

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Children's Hospital's New Substance Abuse Program Focuses on Prevention
June 13, 2018

Substance abuse is a pediatric health care issue. Here's how one children's hospital is bringing care to the community.

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A Firearm Safety Toolkit Children's Hospitals Can Adapt
June 7, 2018

Seattle Children's leaned on its experience with previous safety campaigns to increase the use of booster seats and life jackets to develop its ...

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Amid Increased Drownings, Hospital’s Drowning Prevention Campaign Ups the Ante
May 23, 2018

Following 77 drowning incidents last year, Cook Children's remains vigilant.

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Pediatric Suicide-Related Hospital Visits Double
May 23, 2018

The number of encounters at children's hospitals for suicidal thoughts or attempted suicide increased steadily from 2008-15.

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Brain Imaging Research Could Lead to Improved Outcomes for Preterm Babies
May 16, 2018

Researchers are working to develop biomarkers to identify and treat at-risk preterm infants.

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How Popcorn Helps One Hospital Enhance the Patient Experience
May 15, 2018

Providing a sense of hope to patients and families is a primary goal at Scottish Rite Hospital, and it goes beyond the skill and expertise of its ...

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Q&A: The Effect of Violence on Children's Mental Health
May 10, 2018

A child psychiatrist talks about the role of violence in mental health.

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Pediatric Mental Health Should Be Everyone's Concern
May 9, 2018

Routine screening can help families overcome barriers to receiving mental health care.

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Telepsychiatry Helps Address Nation's Mental Health Care Shortage
May 9, 2018

A rapidly growing specialty can help close the gap between doctors and patients.

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Screening for Postpartum Depression Helps Improve Child Health Outcomes
May 9, 2018

Education and screening are key to treating postpartum depression.

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Families Seeking Mental Health Resources Need Compassion and Respect
May 8, 2018

This nurse shares his story of losing a son to suicide and how that fuels his passion to help families and kids with mental health needs.

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Commentary: Use Telehealth to Extend and Spread Pediatric Mental Health Services
May 8, 2018

For this doctor, providing resources for families and children facing mental or behavioral health issues is personal.

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3 Tools That are Enhancing the Patient and Family Hospital Experience
May 3, 2018

These strategies also help raise patient family satisfaction rates.

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Leadership Tip: Never Underestimate the Power of Listening
May 3, 2018

After more than 30 years working in a children's hospital, Kurt Newman has experienced it all.

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Technology Helps Hospitals Battle Health Care-Associated Infections
April 30, 2018

UV disinfection is a new weapon that fights against tough germs.

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How to Change the Conversation About Obesity
April 27, 2018

Let's Go! program that encourage healthy behaviors in kids spreads into the adult population.

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What this Doctor Realized When His Son Was Diagnosed with Cancer
April 27, 2018

You can't really know what the parents of sick kids are going through until you've lived through it yourself.

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Meet CHA Board Member Sandra Fenwick
April 27, 2018

Sandra Fenwick has served on the CHA Board of Trustees since 2016.

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3 Examples of Children's Hospital Fetal Care Programs
April 27, 2018

These pediatric hospitals that built fetal programs to deliver care at the most appropriate time share their lessons learned.

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A Child's Special Talent Overshadows a Complex Medical Condition
April 27, 2018

Bridget Benson has adjusted to life with CHARGE syndrome, a genetic condition that occurs in about one in every 10,000 births.

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Adoption Medicine Services in Children's Hospitals
April 27, 2018

Adoption comes with its share of challenges—from medical and social conditions to developmental and psychological issues. Enter adoption medicine—a ...

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Opioid Ingestion Leading to Increase in PICU Admissions
April 27, 2018

Rising number of children need PICU treatment following opioid ingestion.