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DuPage Community Foundation Awards $15,000 Grant to Marianjoy Pediatric Continuing Care Program

WHEATON, Ill., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The DuPage Community Foundation has awarded Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital a grant in the amount of $15,000. The grant is specifically targeted for Marianjoy's Pediatric Continuing Care Program, which offers group classes for children...

PET can help guide treatment decisions for a common pediatric cancer

RESTON, Va.A new study published in the August issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine shows that positron emission tomography (PET) is an important tool for depicting the extent of neuroblastoma in some patients, particularly for those in the early stages of the disease. Neuroblastoma accounts...

Rita's Squeezes Pediatric Cancer with $451,000 Donation

TREVOSE, Pa., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Rita's Italian Ice, ( http://www.ritasice.com ) the nation's largest Italian Ice concept with more than 550 stores across 18 states, today announced that the company raised $451,000 this June for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Can...

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons approves new guideline for the treatment of pediatric diaphyseal femur fractures

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons'(AAOS) Board of Directors approved a new clinical practice guideline for the treatment of pediatric diaphyseal femur fractures. Diaphyseal (the shaft of a long bone) fracture of the femur (the bone in the thigh) is a very common childh...

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Approves New Guideline for the Treatment of Pediatric Diaphyseal Femur Fractures

ROSEMONT, Ill., July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons'(AAOS) Board of Directors approved a new clinical practice guideline for the treatment of pediatric diaphyseal femur fractures . Diaphyseal (the shaft of a long bone) fracture of the femur ...

Rare Cells Linked to Pediatric Cancers

Discovery could pave the way for future targeted treatment,,,, WEDNESDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- Certain types of circulating blood cells appear to be important predictors of the spread of cancer in children, say French researchers. They measured levels of circulating endotheli...

MAP Pharmaceuticals Announces Termination of Pediatric Asthma Collaboration

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAPP ) today announced that it has received a notice of termination of the license agreement with AstraZeneca related to the company's Unit Dose Budesonide (UDB) product candidate. The termination was rec...

Lupus Foundation of America Accepting Letters of Intent for Research Grants on Adult Stem Cell Research and Health-Related Quality of Life in Pediatric Lupus

WASHINGTON, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. (LFA) is accepting letters of intent until July 13 for grants to advance adult stem cell transplantation research in humans as a treatment for lupus, and to better understand pediatric lupus features and societal f...

6th Annual Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament Hits It Out of the Park For Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund

WESTCHESTER, Ill., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund of Columbia University Medical Center (the Fund) and BrainLAB teamed up again this year for the 6th Annual Charity Softball Tournament and all-star after-party at ESPNZone in New York City. The June 6 event raised ...

Construction Begins: Nemours Children's Hospital And Pediatric Health Campus

Nemours, one of the nation's leading children's health systems, began construction in June on the Nemours Children's Hospital in Lake Nona's medical city. Orlando, FL (Vocus) June 25, 2009 -- Nemours, one of the nation's leading children's health systems, began construc...

Children's Named Among the Nation's Top 10 Pediatric Hospitals by U.S.News & World Report

DALLAS, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Medical Center is one of only 10 pediatric hospitals in the nation named to the Honor Roll in this year's U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Children's Hospitals survey. Of the more than 215 hospitals that serve children, 56 were ranked, an...

Volvo Invites Customers to Cut Their Service Bills, While Supporting Pediatric Cancer Research

Cups of virtual lemonade purchased on www.lemonadestandforlife.com benefit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and can save $100 off a service bill ROCKLEIGH, N.J., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, Volvo Cars of North America will provide an opportunity for customers t...

Favorable Vote From FDA Advisory Committee on SEROQUEL Pediatric Supplemental New Drug Applications

WILMINGTON, Del., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Psychopharmacologic Drugs Advisory Committee conducted a review of the efficacy and safety of supplemental new drug applications (sNDAs) for SEROQUEL (quetiapine fumarate) tablets proposed for the acute tr...

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Releases New Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Guidelines

Expectant Mothers Should Consider Visiting a Dentist During Pregnancy; Infants Should Undergo Oral Health Assessment by Their First Birthday CHICAGO, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in pediatric oral health, announced new oral ...

Celebrities Come Together to Fight Pediatric AIDS

Star-studded Event with Concert by Miley Cyrus at the 20th Annual A Time For Heroes Family Picnic Sponsored by Disney to Benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation LOS ANGELES, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrities helped create a generation free of HIV at the 20th annual A Time For ...

More Than 80 Celebrities to Come Together at the 20th Anniversary A Time for Heroes Celebrity Carnival Sponsored by Disney to Benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

-Star-studded Event with Concert by Miley Cyrus Takes Place on Sunday, June 7, in Los Angeles- LOS ANGELES, June 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sunday, June 7, L.A.'s most talked about family carnival and picnic turns 20! More than 80 celebrities will be on hand at the 20th annual A...

Text Messaging Medication Reminders Significantly Reduces Organ Rejection in Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients

Mt. Sinai Medical Center's Pediatric Gastroenterology Department published results from a promising yearlong study conducted with pediatric liver transplant patients using CareSpeak Communications' MediM AS medication reminder system to keep them taking critical medication on schedule. By sending...

Surgery proves effective in treating pediatric obstructive sleep apnea

Alexandria, VA Infants and young toddlers with obstructive sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing experience significant improvement following surgical treatment of the ailment, according to an invited article in the June 2009 issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery . The study eval...

The Pediatric IBD Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Presents Rock-n-Reel 2009 Honoring Alexandra Milchan-Lambert & Scott Lambert

Maroon 5's Adam Levine Set to Perform LOS ANGELES, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center will honor Producer Alexandra Milchan-Lambert and Relativity Media President of Production Scott Lambert at their inaugural Rock-n-Ree...

Dr. Anthony Sandler Named to the Diane and Norman Bernstein Professorship in Pediatric Surgery at Children's National Medical Center

Children’s National Medical Center has appointed Dr. Anthony Sandler as the Diane and Norman Bernstein Professor in Pediatric Surgery. Washington, DC (Vocus) May 26, 2009 -- Children’s National Medical Center has appointed Dr. Anthony Sandler as the Diane an...

World-Class Pediatric Orthopaedic Clinic Now Open for Kids

Clinic Provides Comprehensive Treatment for Children's Pediatric Disorders SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital, a world leader in orthopaedic patient care, research and education for nearly a century, announced today the Renee and Meyer Luskin Childre...

Leading US Pediatric Hospital Draws First Dose with RIVA System

www.intelligenthospitals.com WINNIPEG, May 20 /PRNewswire/ - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has drawn the first patient dose on its newly commissioned RIVA System (Robotic Intravenous Automation) - a self-contained unit for filling IV syringes and bags from Intelligent Hospital Sys...

Packard/Stanford Physician to Lead Society for Pediatric Research

STANFORD, Calif., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- David Cornfield, MD, the chief of pulmonary, allergy, and critical care medicine at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, has been elected president of the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR). (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20...

Academic Pediatric Association recognizes Children's National Medical Center with national award

WASHINGTONChildren's National Medical Center is the recipient of the Academic Pediatric Association's (APA) 2009 Health Care Delivery Award, recognizing the institution's work to advance two nationally benchmarked child health quality measures: immunization compliance rates and preventive care vis...

Children's National Experts Present at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting

Topics range from study of urban health issues including HIV to best practices in education and advocacy. Baltimore (Vocus) -- Pediatric experts from Children's National Medical Center will be featured in 85 presentations, workshops, and posters at the 2009 Pediatric ...

Wayne State University and Children's Hospital of Michigan Research Team Discover Chemical That Plays a Major Role in Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Faculty from the University of Michigan , University of Toronto and Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto key collaborators in study DETROIT, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wayne State University medical researchers recently discovered a chemical that plays a major role in children wi...

European Society for Pediatric Urology to organize anniversary congress in Amsterdam

European Society for Paediatric Urology to organise anniversary congress in Amsterdam (NL) From May 6 to 9, the European Society for Paediatric Urology (ESPU) is organising its 20th annual congress. This anniversary meeting promises to be a special one, among other things because of its high-qu...

Hospice Palliative Care Leadership Conference Kicks Off with Focus on Healthcare Reform and the Release of New Pediatric Standards of Care

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Welcomes 1,600 Professionals to DC ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 1,600 hospice and palliative care leaders, managers and industry experts have gathered in Washington, DC this week, with issues involving healthc...

Hometown Grocer, Local Food Companies Team up to Support Pediatric Patients, Encourage 'Green' Lifestyle

Bashas', Food City & AJ's grocery stores sell limited-edition, reusable grocery totes to benefit Phoenix Children's Hospital PHOENIX, April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Dodge the age-old question of "paper or plastic" by choosing to reuse. It will help preserve Arizona and support Phoenix Childr...

University Medical Center at Princeton to Enhance Pediatric Care Through Agreement with The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

PRINCETON, N.J., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- University Medical Center at Princeton ( http://www.princetonhcs.org ) is enhancing its pediatric services at all levels -- emergency, inpatient and neonatal intensive care -- through a new agreement with The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)...

GetWellNetwork and KidsHealth(R) Launch New Interactive Patient Education Content for Pediatric Patients and Their Families

Specialized Videos Engage and Educate Pediatric Patients on What to Expect From Medical Procedures NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- NACHRI Creating Connections Conference, Booths #11 & 12 -- GetWellNetwork, Inc. , the leading provider of Interactive Patient Care (IPC) solutions...

Jonathan Finder, M.D., Joins Point Pleasant Pediatric Special Care's Medical Management Team as Pulmonary Consultant

ALIQUIPPA, Pa., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Jonathan Finder of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC will provide pulmonary consulting services for Point Pleasant pediatric special care located in Aliquippa (Hopewell township), Pa. The 70 bed pediatric community opened in February 2008 and i...

New Initiative to Support Pediatric Migraine Research Announced

Migraine Research Foundation's For Our Children will raise funds for innovative research in this critically under-served population. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 21, 2009 -- Today, the Migraine Research Foundation (MRF) announced a new initiative to promote and support ...

New initiative to support pediatric migraine research is announced

NEW YORK, March 20 -- Today, the Migraine Research Foundation (MRF) announced a new initiative to promote and support research in pediatric and adolescent migraine called FOR OUR CHILDREN. The new program is a multi-faceted funding plan intended to further the understanding of migraine and its ca...

Immune-based drug approved in Europe for pediatric cancer patients

HOUSTON ? The European Commission, which oversees legislation and regulation for the European Union, has approved a therapy for pediatric patients with non-metastatic, resectable osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. The approval is based on clinical studies led by researchers at The University of ...

Greenway Medical Technologies Partners With Pediatric Associates, the Nation's Largest Ambulatory Provider of General Pediatric Care

Western Washington-Based Healthcare Provider, Seeing More Than 250,000 Patients Per Year, to Utilize Greenway's Flagship EHR Solution, PrimeSuite CARROLLTON, Ga., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenway Medical Technologies, a leading provider of integrated electronic health records (EHR), practice ...

Abbott Opens New Pediatric Nutrition Manufacturing Facility in Singapore

Company's Largest Nutrition Manufacturing Facility Will Serve Up to 1 Million Asian Infants and Children Each Year Announces Agreement to Open a New Nutrition Science Research and Development Center SINGAPORE, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott ( NYSE: ABT ) opened its largest nu...

Gene Mutation Increases Drug Toxicity, Rejection Risk in Pediatric Kidney Transplants

Study Suggests Genetic Approach to Personalized Screening of Anti-Rejection Drug Dosing CINCINNATI, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Screening for mutations in a gene that helps the body metabolize a kidney transplant anti-rejection drug may predict which children are at higher risk for sid...

Gentiva(R) Health Services Sells Selected Pediatric Home Health Care Branches

Move Increases Company's Focus on Skilled Geriatric Home Health Care MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: GTIV ), a leading provider of comprehensive home health services, announced today that it has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreemen...

RF Technologies(R) Installs Safe Place(R) Solution for Pediatric and Infant Security at St. John's Children's Hospital

Helps increase security inside and out, including children's playground BROOKFIELD, Wis., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- RF Technologies(R), a leading provider of radio frequency identification monitoring systems and healthcare security solutions, announces it has partnered with St. John's Children'...
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