The popularity of energy drinks has increased dramatically since their introduction in the 1980s. These drinks now represent a $5 billion industry and are purchased primarily by male teenagers and young adults, especially those involved in sports.
Neurosurgeon Joseph Nadell, M.D., F.A.C.S., has announced he will retire at the end of summer. Dr. Nadell has been at Children's Hospital since January 1976.
The end of summer means it's school time! For some young children this will be one of their first experiences away from home and family. Children are often exited about the new environment, toys and activities, and meeting other children. But others may be anxious and unsure.
Language skills play an important role in children's later reading and thinking skills. Parents can support this development through positive interactions and experiences.
Children who feel connected to their dads are more likely to feel secure and happy. When dads spend time with children, children interpret it as "I'm important", and it boasts their self-esteem.
Parenting can be such a rewarding and exciting experience. It can also be exhausting and frustrating. Parents need resources and support to do the job well.
The Child Neurology Society presented Ann Henderson Tilton, MD, with the 2012 Hower Award at the 41st Annual CNS Meeting in November.
Clarence Greene, Jr., MD, was named one of America's Top Doctors and among the top 1 percent of neurosurgeons in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Children's parent corporation expands system, preserves residency programs
A nearly $20 million, five-year National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to support biomedical research was announced today by eight higher education academic, research, and health care delivery institutions in Louisiana.
Malia Sanchez, of Boyce, Louisiana, is the first pediatric patient in the state to undergo surgery for a Berlin Heart. After contracting an infection, Malia was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, a chronic disease of the heart, and had to be placed on a heart/lung bypass called Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO).
In a medical emergency, timing is everything. That's why early last year, Children's Hospital became the first hospital in the state to have an on-site helicopter dedicated solely to pediatric transport. Since landing at Children's in January of 2011, the helicopter has been available for transport 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
On Thursday, June 7, Hyundai Hope On Wheels® will award Children’s Hospital in New Orleans with a $75,000 Hyundai Scholar Grant to support the pediatric cancer research of Dr. Ofelia Crombet. Her work will involve determining potential mechanisms of resistance to therapies for lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) to develop more effective treatments.
The Speech, Language, and Audiology Department at Children's Hospital provides evaluation, management and consultation for patients from birth to 21 years of age.
The 2011 Kids Fund Campaign raised $843,187 to help complete construction of two new surgery suites. The new operating rooms are furnished with state-of-the art equipment, affording surgeons the opportunity to perform more complex surgeries.
When neurologist Stephen Deputy is asked to show his identification, depending on which ID he displays, the accompanying photographs show very different phases of his life. On his LSU Health Sciences Center badge, circa 2007, he looks like a surfer with straight, long hair pulled back into a pony tail.
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