Articles

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

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Community Health Spotlight: Health System Addresses Social Determinants
January 11, 2018

A health system's efforts to address social determinants of health started with food insecurity, but expanded much further.

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13 Semifinalists Advance in Pediatric Quality Award
January 11, 2018

The Pediatric Quality Award uncovers amazing improvement work happening in children's hospitals.

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3 Tips for Recruiting and Retaining Millennial Employees
January 3, 2018

It takes a different approach to recruit and retain 20- and 30-somethings.

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

These strategies are also help raise patient family satisfaction rates.

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Rare Mental Health Disorder Strikes After Strep Infection
January 3, 2018

A child may be diagnosed with PANDAS when obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and/or tic disorders suddenly appear, or worsen following a strep ...

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Webcams Offer Improved Experience for NICU Families
January 3, 2018

Technology helps relieve parents' stress and connects them with their babies.

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Leadership Tip: Get Fresh Perspective From Others
January 3, 2018

Ideas can come from unexpected places.

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What the New Hypertension Guidelines Mean for Employee Wellness
November 29, 2017

Children’s hospitals are using data to assess the needs of their employee populations after revised guidelines on high blood pressure were released.

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How a Group of Children's Hospitals Reduced CLABSI Rates by 64 Percent
November 29, 2017

Hospitals that used a sterile tubing change technique saw the biggest decline in rates.

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New Technology Leads to Breakthroughs in Epilepsy Treatment
November 28, 2017

Surgical and clinical advances help providers and patients strip away the stigma of the disease.

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Two Months After Expiration—Questions About Where CHIP Stands
November 28, 2017

Families are counting on Congress to ensure their children don't lose health insurance.

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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.