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Soft robot could aid failing hearts by mimicking healthy cardiac muscles

(Boston Children's Hospital) Every year about 2,100 people receive heart transplants in the United States, while 5.7 million suffer from heart failure. Given the scarcity of available donor hearts, clinicians and biomedical engineers from Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard University have spent several years developing a mechanical alternative. Show More Summary

Three companies receive seed funds to develop medical devices for children

(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) The Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium has announced seed grants of $50,000 each to three companies developing medical devices for children. The child-sized devices are a powered orthotic...Show More Summary

Soft robot helps the heart beat

(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) Harvard University and Boston Children's Hospital researchers have developed a customizable soft robot that fits around a heart and helps it beat, potentially opening new treatment options for people suffering from heart failure.

Jerusalem hospital school offers hope to ill children

The one-classroom school in an East Jerusalem hospital allows chronically ill Palestinian children to continue studies.

Epigenetic factors linked to obesity-related disease

(Boston Children's Hospital) The study is one of the largest to date to examine the link between BMI, obesity-related disease and DNA methylation -- a type of epigenetic modification that influences whether genes are turned on or off. Findings were published online Jan. 17 by PLOS Medicine.

Four children injured in house fire in South Los Angeles

Four children were hospitalized after a fire broke out at a one-story bungalow in South Los Angeles on Monday night.  The blaze was reported just before 11 p.m. in the 800 block of West Manchester Avenue. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy fire in the front of the 432-square-foot home,...

Stolen laptop may have had data for thousands of patients at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

A stolen laptop may have contained information about nearly 3,600 Children’s Hospital Los Angeles patients, spurring the hospital to warn families who might have been affected. The laptop, which belonged to a physician, was taken out of a locked car during an October burglary, according to the...

DMC's Children's Hospital of Michigan Names Award-Winning Clinician, Teacher, Researcher as Chief of Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Lalitha Sivaswamy has been appointed as Chief of the Children's Hospital of Michigan's nationally recognized Division of Pediatric Neurology effective immediately.

Emma Roberts Hosts L.A. Art Show Supporting St. Jude Children's Hospital

Emma Roberts strikes a pose as she attends the opening night of the L.A. Art Show 2017 on Wednesday night (January 11) at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles. The 25-year-old Scream Queens actress looked pretty in a ruffled white mini-dress with black heels for the event. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics [...]

Philippe Friedlich Named Division Chief at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Philippe Friedlich, MD, MSEpi, MBA, has been selected as division chief of Neonatology and director of the Center for Fetal and Neonatal Medicine (CFNM) at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

The NHS dental service is broken – and its rotten payment system is to blame | Ollie Jupes

A rise in hospital tooth extractions for children in England and Wales is alarming. But this is just one symptom of the growing crisis in NHS dentistry Almost as soon as I stepped into dental school in the mid-1980s, an enthusiastic and wild-eyed child dental health lecturer thrust a Venn diagram in my face. Show More Summary

Doctor Operates on a Boy's Stuffed Toy to Make Him Feel Better About His Own Surgery

At the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, the doctors and staff go above and beyond for their mini patients. After performing a surgery on a young boy, one doctor went out of his way to perform another operation on the boy's best friend - his stuffed animal. Show More Summary

Podcast #271 – Isaac Mitchell, Lean Design in Healthcare

Joining me for Episode #271 is Isaac Mitchell (@IssacMitchell), talking about Lean Design for healthcare, the Society for Health Systems, and more. Isaac is a full-time lean practitioner at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, a lecturer at the University of Tennessee’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and an instructor for the Institute of Industrial and […]

Children's Hospital Los Angeles Awarded Nearly $1 Million From Department of Health

The USC University Center of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Children's Hospital Los Angeles was awarded $880,000 from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health with funding from the California Department of Public Health and the United States Department of Agriculture.

Hospitals are less likely to admit publicly insured children, but outcomes aren't affected

(Princeton University) Hospitals are less likely to admit children covered by public insurance such as Medicaid than privately insured children with similar symptoms, especially when hospitals beds are scarce. But the disparity doesn't appear to affect health outcomes, according to Princeton University researchers.

Why physician engagement is code for physician control

Are physicians unruly children? That’s the attitude I see at hospital C-suite meetings. (As in, “Our doctors are protesting our new unproven proton beam therapy center. How cute! They think they know how hospitals work: Even cuter, they think their opinion matters.”) Chuckles all around. That smiling dismissiveness doesn’t surprise me. Call me cynical, but when people […]

‘General Hospital’ Spoilers: Could Fans See Familiar Faces From Pine Valley Or Llanview Arrive In Port Charles?

General Hospital fans have been excited since it was announced that ABC regained the rights to All My Children and One Life to Live after they were previously given to another company. The shows were canceled and left ABC to try and make it with an online version of each. Show More Summary

Barack Obama's Foreign Policy Leaves Behind An Uneasy World

WASHINGTON ? The bombs kept falling after they had destroyed all the hospitals. They kept coming as international aid agencies warned about the thousands of Syrian children they could hit. They didn’t pause as temperatures fell below...Show More Summary

Hospital Confirms Eric Trump Helped Raise $16.3 Million for It

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An official at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee said the Eric Trump Foundation had helped raised the money over the past decade.

Parents of struggling preemie get married at baby's hospital

They didn't want a church wedding or a lavish affair with an elaborate reception. They wanted to get married at the children's hospital where their teeny-tiny son, Lucas, weighing just four pounds and four ounces, is fighting mightily for his young life. Show More Summary

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