Articles

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

Resources

Article
Creating Medical and Psychosocial Goals for Patients With Medical Complexity
May 23, 2017

A screening tool helps Children's Hospital Colorado nurse coordinators connect the dots and set social-behavioral and medical goals for patients.

Article
Children's Hospital Team Treats Sick Monkey at Zoo
May 17, 2017

A team from Children's Hospital Wisconsin treated a sick bonobo monkey at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

Article
Community Health Spotlight: Building Community Connections
May 17, 2017

The results of one children’s hospital’s efforts to better understand and connect with the community they serve.

Article
How Medicaid Covers Military Families
May 17, 2017

More than 30 million children from all backgrounds in the United States are covered by Medicaid, including military families.

Article
Direct to Your Desk: 5 Proven Quality and Safety Practices
May 17, 2017

New, on-demand videos feature presentations from the 2017 Quality and Safety in Children's Health Conference.

Article
Sepsis Alliance Names Children's Hospital Association a 2017 Sepsis Hero
May 17, 2017

The honor recognizes CHA’s leadership in improving outcomes for pediatric sepsis through efforts such as its innovative Improving Pediatric Sepsis ...

Article
3-D Models Transform Tumor Surgeries for Surgeons, Patients and Families
May 9, 2017

Clinicians say the models lead to better outcomes and shorter lengths of stay.

Article
Suicide Admissions to Children's Hospitals Double over the Last Decade
May 9, 2017

Research uses PHIS data from 32 children's hospitals across the U.S.

Article
Cotton Tip Applicators Send 34 Kids to the Emergency Department Every Day
May 9, 2017

Patients from newborn to 3 years old account for 40 percent of visits.

Article
New Study Shows How Sleep Apnea, Brain Function in Children are Linked
May 4, 2017

Researchers for the first time show how sleep apena affects neurocognitive function in children.

Article
3 Things You Need to Know about the Health Care Reform Debate
May 4, 2017

Here's what changes to the nation's health care system could mean for kids.

Article
Trading Jokes for Tissues: Jimmy Kimmel Shares Son's Health Care Story
May 4, 2017

The late-night TV show host shares his family's personal story.

Article
Prevent the Spread of Organisms by Disinfecting Clinicians' Personal Medical Devices
May 4, 2017

Items like stethoscopes should be disinfected properly between each patient encounter.

Article
7 Future Breakthroughs in Pediatric Research
May 4, 2017

Researchers say the potential for scientific advances in child health research has never been greater.

Article
Patients, Families and Team Members Can Speak Up for Patient Safety
May 2, 2017

Staff and family members want to make a difference.

Article
Everyday Hero: From Heart Patient to Security Officer
May 2, 2017

Meet Daniel Davis, who was once a patient and is now a security officer.

Article
4 Ways to Take Action Against Suicide Clusters
May 2, 2017

Here are key lessons one hospital learned during its experience with two suicide clusters.

Article
Catching Up With a Former Children's Hospital Patient 21 Years Later
May 2, 2017

Featured 21 years ago in Children's Hospitals Today, Clint Landreth continues to live life as Mr. Outgoing.

Article
When Suicide is Contagious
May 2, 2017

Exposure to suicidal behavior increases the risk for children and adolescents to attempt suicide. This can lead to suicide clusters, a rare and ...

Article
Pharmacogenomics: Examining the Role Genes Play in a Patient's Drug Response
May 2, 2017

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

Article
How This Pediatric Researcher Uses Data to Do His Job
May 2, 2017

Richard Aplenc specializes in caring for children with leukemia. Here's how data helps him do his job.

Article
Fewer Women Enter Neurosurgical Residency Than Other Surgical Specialities
May 2, 2017

The number of women entering into neurosurgical residencies is disproportionate to the overall number of women entering medicine.

Article
CHA Board Member Q&A: Susan Distefano
May 2, 2017

Meet Susan Distefano, CEO of Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Article
5 Ways Families Help Shape a Children's Hospital
May 2, 2017

Here are the biggest lessons learned from one of the longest-running parent advisory councils.

Article
The Harm the Opioid Epidemic is Causing Families
May 2, 2017

What this nurse realized when she talked to a young mother addicted to heroin.