Our research has improved the health of children. A century ago, children routinely died of infections and nutritional deficiencies. A decade ago there were few treatment options for childhood cancer, premature birth, and congenital heart or brain diseases. We have made a difference in these areas. However, our work is far from done. Our challenge now is to help our patients live healthier lives as they move into adulthood. We aim to discover how to prevent childhood diseases, limit complications from treatment, and effectively manage chronic illness. Explore our research and learn more about how we plan to improve child health through research.
In an attempt to help urban teens keep their asthma symptoms in check, Jill Halterman, M.D., M.P.H., has developed a study which combines giving students their medications at school with motivational counseling.
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Eating Disorder Research
A timely update of research by Taylor Starr and Richard Kreipe on anorexia and bulimia reveals that eating disorders are not just affecting adolescent and young white females.
What Are the Most Affected Organs & Best Treatment Strategies?
A collaborative study documenting sleep behavior among children and adolescents with Down syndrome may help physicians augment the care these children receive.
What Every Parent & Provider Should Know