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Children's in the News - 2012


Washington Post Feature Highlights Children's National's Child Life Program - December 4, 2012


Washington Post Profiles Children's National's Healthy Generations Program - November 29, 2012


Children's Team Treats 2-Year-Old With Brain Tumor - November 27, 2012


Former Children's Mom Brings Dog Program to Hospital - November 19, 2012


Several Children’s National Nurses Featured in New Book - November 16, 2012


Children's National's Pain Clinic Uses Alternative Medicine to Ease Pain - November 16, 2012


Children's Doctors Save Girl's Face From Across the World - November 15, 2012


Mystery Illness Solved at Children's National - November 13, 2012


More Sleep Makes Better Behaved Students, According to New Study - November 9, 2012


Excitement, Sugar Are Bad Combo for Kids Says Ivor Horn, MD - November 9, 2012


Brain Games Increase Cognitive Development in Kids - October 31, 2012


New Study Shows Bullying Links to Suicidal Thoughts in Kids - October 23, 2012


Children's Monika Goyal, MD, Says More Teen Girls Need Pregnancy Testing in Hospitals - October 23, 2012


Stressed Parents Lead to Obese Kids, According to New Study - October 22, 2012


Hemant Sharma, MD, Modern Family's Julie Bowen Team Up to Fight Food Allergies - October 18, 2012


Nazrat Mirza, MD, Tells Post Calories Outweigh Benefits of Fruit Juice - October 16, 2012


Children's Blakemore, DeBiasi Save Girl From Flesh-Eating Bacteria - October 15, 2012


Judith Owens, MD, Tells CNN Sleepy Kids Are Less Engaged - October 15, 2012


Children's Jonathan Kaltman, MD, and Charles Berul, MD, Caution Against ECG Testing in Reuters Article - October 11, 2012


Children's Audiologist Pamela Buethe, MS, Spoke With WTOP on Teens' Hearing Safety - October 10, 2012


US News & World Report Interviews Children's Joseph Devaney, PhD, on New Mental Retardation Study - October 4, 2012


Children's Ellie Hamburger, MD, Touts New School Lunches to Fox 23 - October 2, 2012


Allergy Specialty Clinic Director Hemant Sharma, MD, Talks Weird Allergies With Huffington Post - October 2, 2012


Children's Doctors Discuss Involvement in Beltway Sniper with Washingtonian - September 28, 2012


Laurel Blakemore, MD, Emphasizes Fit in CrossFit for Kids - September 27, 2012


Children's Craig Peters, MD, Explains Robotic Surgery to WUSA-TV - September 21, 2012


Children's Megan Barna Discusses CDC Study Linking Sodium Intake and Hypertension in Kids - September 20, 2012


Children’s Robert Keating, MD, Treats Girl With Rare Disorder - September 13, 2012


Washington Post Explores Acupuncture Alternative Medicine at Children's - September 11, 2012


Children's Megan Barna, MS, RD, Recommends Brain Foods For Back-to-School - September 11, 2012


Gerard Martin, MD, Reunites Children With Heart Disease At National Zoo - September 10, 2012
Part reunion, part support group, children with congenital heart disease, and their families, met with Children's Gerard Martin, MD, for a day at the National Zoo.




The Board of Visitors Kicks Off Its 9th Annual Care for Kids Card Program - September 7, 2012


Nominate a Children's Individual or Team for an 'Excellence in Family-Centered Care Award' - September 7, 2012


Roberta DeBiasi, MD, Tells Parents What They Need to Know About Whooping Cough, Swine Flu - August 22, 2012


Eleanor Mackey, PhD, Discusses Implications of Banning Overweight Children From Sports - August 22, 2012


WTOP Reminds Parents To Keep Immunizations Up-To-Date - August 20, 2012


Gil Rushton, MD, Stresses Testicular Self Exams in CNN Blog - August 17, 2012


USA Today Warns Parents of Leaving Kids in Hot Cars - August 14, 2012


New York Times Seeks Dr. Edgardo Menvielle's Advice on Gender-Variant Children - August 13, 2012


NPR Discusses Concussion Risks in Kids' Sports With Dr. Atabaki, Moms - August 8, 2012


Dr. Moon's Google Search SIDS Study Inspires ABC's Investigation - August 2, 2012


CDC Says More Moms Breastfeeding - August 2, 2012


William Barnes, Ph. D., Stresses Teen HIV Education in WAMU 88.5 Series - July 25, 2012


Children's Doctors Work Hard To Keep HIV Positive Kids Healthy - July 24, 2012


Children's Gerard Gioia, Ph. D. Discusses Dangers of Concussions - July 24, 2012


WebMD Study Explores Childhood Toe Walking - July 23, 2012


NPR Discovers Impact of Child Life Specialists - July 23, 2012


WAMU 88.5 Follows Young HIV Positive Adults in Series - July 23, 2012


CNN Uncovers Lifesaving Capabilities of Pulse-Ox Tests at Children's - July 19, 2012


D.C. United Plays at Children’s National - July 18, 2012


Dr. Teach Speaks With Reuters About Childhood Strangulation Death Decrease - July 9, 2012


Washington Post Columnist Interviews ED Doctors on Summertime Injuries - June 29, 2012


Health Leads Program Helps Parents Get Prescriptions for Basic Needs - June 28, 2012

An innovative program at Children’s National is featured in the Washington Post.



Keeping Your Child’s Mind Sharp During Summer - June 28, 2012
Children’s Neuropsychologist Kristina Hardy provides tips to the Washington Post.

Study Finds More Food Allergies Among Urban Children - June 23, 2012
Children’s allergist talks with WJLA to offer some explanations.

Is Your Child Ready for Summer Camp? - June 18, 2012

Maureen Monaghan talks with the Washington Post.



Spending Father’s Day in the ICU - June 17, 2012
These first-time dads relish their time with their children, despite being in the hospital.

Working the Night Shift at Children’s National - June 15, 2012
Come inside the Cardiac ICU with WAMU

Caring for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease - June 12, 2012


The Washington Post explores concerns about CT scans for children - June 8, 2012


Help for moms wanting to breastfeed and stick to their plan - June 4, 2012



USA Today: When should you test your home or child for lead? - May 21, 2012
Dr. Jerome Paulson says to address lead levels in kids and the house depending on the year the house was built. Prevent kids from coming into contact with lead.

WTOP: Children’s National treats two Ugandan children, giving them the chance to play like never before - May 17, 2012
International Programs volunteer program in Uganda gives support and treatment to families and physicians in pediatric cardiac care

Keep pacifiers, sippy cups, and bottles safe while your baby walks - May 14, 2012
Dr. Joanna Cohen comments on a study about the number of emergency room visits resulting from injuries with pacifiers, bottles, and sippy cups

Crohn Disease: Nutrition Advice for Families - May 11, 2012
Laurie Conklin, director of the IBD Program at Children’s, offers advice

How Much Sleep Does a Toddler Need? - May 11, 2012
Sleep Medicine Director Judith Owens talks with WTOP

Advice for Parents about Concussion Management - May 4, 2012
Neuropsychologist Christopher Vaughan provides practical tips to WTOP.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer talks with Children’s About Celiac Disease - May 4, 2012



Nurses Recognized for National Nurses Day - May 1, 2012
Two nurses from Children’s National are honored in Nurse.com by a family
 


Children’s Aims to Keep Families Together in the Emergency Department - May 1, 2012
Karen O’Connell is featured in the New York Times

The New York Times: Children’s National Study Says It’s Okay for Families to Stay with Their Child during Trauma Care - May 1, 2012
Dr. Karen O’Connell led the study looking at the effects of care given to trauma patients whose families stayed with them during exams and procedures.

Time: New Developments in Depression Screening - April 17, 2012
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Adelaide Robb comments on a recent study on detecting depression.

Terry Kind, MD, MPH, Continues Research Into Use of Social Media Among Medical Professionals - March 23, 2012
As the use of social networking sites is increasing, Terry Kind, MD, MPH, looks at the implications for medical education faculty and trainee interactions. How are social media services being used and what should be the professional boundaries?

Advice for Teen Boys on Finding a Girlfriend - March 21, 2012
Maureen Lyon shares some tips with WebMD

Synthetic Marijuana Poses Risks to Teens - March 19, 2012
Doctors at Children's National published their findings in Pediatrics and shared tips with USA Today.

How Are We Dealing with Bullying, Discussing A New Documentary - March 15, 2012
Dr. Wright joins a panel on The Diane Rehm Show to talk about what kids and adults are doing to address bullying.

The New York Times: What Lengths Should Parents Go To Get Rid of Household Toxins? - March 14, 2012
Dr. Jerome Paulson talks about the risks that toxic chemicals have on developing babies and on newborns and cautions that for some household products there isn't always science to back up its toxicity.

Children’s National Provides Mobile Services - March 7, 2012
The fleet of vans offers services to families that do not have many options for healthcare. Watch the video.

Time: Top 5 Small Objects Kids Swallow and Their Health Risks - March 6, 2012
Dr. Stephen Teach cautions parents to keep small objects like magnets, hair, and button batteries away from children. Swallowing these items could lead to damaged internal organs or require surgery for removal.

Washington Post: How Sick Is Too Sick? When Should Parents Send Kids to School? - February 27, 2012
Dr. Ivor Horn gives advice to parents on how to walk the fine line of when to send your kids to school versus keeping them home.

Gerard Gioia, PhD, discusses concussion management with News 7 - February 21, 2012
Dr. Gioia’s mobile app helps parents and coaches recognize and assess injuries.

Wall Street Journal: Despite A Century Of Changing Sleep Guidelines, Children Still Aren’t Getting Enough Rest - February 14, 2012
Dr. Judith Owens comments on how modern sleep recommendations are based on the correlation between amount of sleep and measured outcomes like attention span and mood. Children still sleep about 30 minutes less than recommended.

Max Coppes, MD, Discusses Shortages of Cancer Drugs - February 14, 2012
Children's National has supply of drugs used to treat Leukemia, but is gravely concerned.

Healthcare Reform: Facing the Primary Care Physician Shortage - February 11, 2012
Children’s National is among the children’s hospitals that received funding from HRSA to increase its community health residency.

Local Family Saved from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning - February 8, 2012
Children's National partnered with Prince George's Fire/EMS to rescue family exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide.


CNN: What is Conversion Disorder? Talking About a Little Known Condition - February 4, 2012
After a recent case of 12 students in a NY high school recently diagnosed with conversion disorder, Dr. Jay Salpekar talks about this mysterious condition.

Study Links Learning Disabilities to Exposure of Heavy Metals - January 27, 2012
Dr. Jerome Paulson comments on a new study that adds to existing data that cadmium may be hazardous to children.

Wall Street Journal: Should You Elect for an Early Delivery or Go Full Term? - January 25, 2012
When there aren’t medical complications, electing for early delivery can sometimes cause complications and have an impact on the developing baby.

Knowing a Woman’s Right to Breastfeed in Public - January 19, 2012
Dr. Sahira Long talks to Paul Brown on the Kojo Nnamdi Show about normalizing breastfeeding and the legal right women have to breastfeed in public.

Children’s National Physician Comments on Working with Families Affected by ADHD Drug Shortages - January 19, 2012
Dr. Adelaide Robb talks about how she and her colleagues try to help families find the right drugs that are currently in short supply.

Safest Place for Infants to Sleep is in a Crib - January 13, 2012
Pediatrician and SIDS researcher Rachel Moon discusses the facts with the Chicago Tribune.



Local Children’s National Program Supports Breastfeeding among New and Expecting Moms - January 3, 2012
East of the River Lactation Support Center works with African American moms to dispel myths and provide the necessary tools and support to breastfeed.

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