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With more than 300 physicians, 50 medical specialties, 15 surgical services, and compassionate preventive and primary care, we are an invaluable resource for the health-care needs of infants, children and adolescents.

Overview

With more than 300 physicians, 50 medical specialties, 15 surgical services, and compassionate preventive and primary care, we are an invaluable resource for the healthcare needs of infants, children and adolescents. At MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) we have the expertise and experience — as well as the state-of-the-art facilities and technologies — to provide exceptional care for our patients.

Our patients have complete access to the resources of the world-renowned Massachusetts General Hospital, including innovative research and treatments. As our patients grow, they also benefit from the smooth transition of care between pediatric and adult services at Mass General.

  • The oldest provider of pediatric services in Boston, MGHfC has provided comprehensive, compassionate care to children since 1821.
  • MGHfC treats more than 170,000 patients annually, including both primary care visits and specialty care visits.
  • Annually, more than 12,000 pediatric emergency visits, 3,000 admissions and 3,500 births take place at MGHfC.
  • MGHfC is home to the only proton beam facility in New England, which allows our team to provide groundbreaking therapy for children with cancerous brain tumors, eye tumors and other illnesses.
  • MGHfC staff is involved in global health initiatives in developing countries and participates in national and international disaster relief efforts.

Learn about treatment programs at MGHfCFamily-Centered CareWe respect that the family is the center of the child’s life and what affects one member of a family unit has an effect on the entire family. We welcome families to participate in every aspect of the child’s care and encourage them to communicate their needs and those of their child. Family-centered care is built upon the core concepts of dignity and respect, information sharing, participation and collaboration between patients and families, and healthcare providers. Learn about the Family Advisory Council at MGHfC.Care in the Local CommunityWe offer more than 12 community locations, a convenience for families throughout Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. In our regional hubs, located at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and North Shore Medical Center, our pediatric specialists and house staff work closely with local pediatricians to provide specialized care closer to home. View our locations.Innovative ResearchAs part of Mass General, MGHfC shares the largest hospital-based research program in the United States. Over the years, our researchers have made significant advancements in genetics and genomics, imaging technologies, less invasive surgical techniques and an abundance of treatment options that are changing the way pediatric care is delivered. Learn more about research at MGHfC.Support MassGeneral Hospital for ChildrenWhen you donate your time, your talents or your financial contributions to MGHfC, you are making a real and lasting difference in the futures of children treated at the hospital. Learn more about giving to MGHfC.Our MissionWe are dedicated to providing outstanding personalized, developmentally appropriate care for infants, children and adolescents within the context of their family and community. We recognize that excellence in patient care is the result of an interdisciplinary effort requiring collaboration from all members of the healthcare team. We are committed to providing the best care possible in a child friendly environment that includes dedicated pediatric emergency, day surgery, outpatient and inpatient services. We honor diversity, we encourage open discussion and respect the parent’s and child’s right to participate in the planning of care. We are advanced in our understanding of illness by sound medical research and education, empowered by skill and technology, and motivated by a commitment to excellence in pediatric practice that is sincere and compassionate.

News

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  • FAC Spotlight: Sharing Parent Perspectives to Improve Patient Care

    Tuesday, November 21, 2017  Mass General

    In three innovative trainings, two parents from the Pediatric Family Advisory Council (PFAC) shared what makes for a more positive hospital experience. The sessions, hosted by the MGHfC Quality and Safety Team, and facilitated by the PFAC and the Practice Improvement/Service Excellence Division at Mass General and the MGPO, also allowed staff to learn tips to improve how they interact with patients and families before, during and after a visit.

  • Young Philanthropist Turns Lemons into Lemonade for Crohn's Research

    Thursday, November 16, 2017  Mass General

    Liam's lemonade stand support his physician's work and MGHfC IBD Parents Group receives $5,000 for outreach and education

  • MGHfC Recognizes Employees' Years of Service at 72nd Annual Ether Day

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017  Mass General

    Ether Day, a tradition started in 1945, is a day to recognize MGHfC and Mass General staff for their years of service to patients and the hospital's overall mission. Learn more about what MGHfC means to some of those providers and staff.

  • How to Give Your Baby a Healthy Start

    Thursday, September 28, 2017  Mass General

    During the first 1,000 days (from conception to age 2) of your baby's life, you can take small, but important steps to help give your baby a healthy start in life. Elsie Taveras, MD, MPH, chief of General Academic Pediatrics and director of the First 1,000 Days Program, shares tips to improve your baby's lifelong health.

  • Pediatric Wheelchairs Make for Improved Hospital Experience

    Friday, September 15, 2017  Mass General

    When coming to MGHfC for treatments, Mike Doiron transported his daughter, Ava, 8, in an adult-sized wheelchair that was too big for her small frame, making the trips uncomfortable. When Ava passed on last summer, Doiron brought his idea for child-sized wheelchairs to two MGHfC Family Advisory Councils. In July 2017, MGHfC debuted its new fleet of wheelchairs throughout the Yawkey building.

  • The FDA's qualified health claim about peanut and the importance of NIAID Guidelines for prevention of peanut allergy: What providers need to know

    Monday, September 11, 2017  Mass General

    New recommendations from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) were recently released that help guide healthcare providers and families in feeding infants peanut products. Following these recommendations, with the guidance of healthcare professionals, may help decrease peanut allergy in infants that don't yet have it.

  • MGHfC and Partners LEAP forward to help prevent peanut allergy

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017  Mass General

    The landmark LEAP (Learning Early About Peanut) study demonstrated an amazing, yet challenging opportunity to decrease peanut allergy prevalence and stop a food allergy before it starts.

  • Food Allergy Center responds to recent news about oral immunotherapy

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017  Mass General

    Wayne Shreffler, MD, PhD, the chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology and director of the Food Allergy Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, responds to the results of a peanut oral immunotherapy with probiotics trial (PPOIT) study.

  • Toddler Rebounds from Dangerous Feeding Disorder

    Monday, August 14, 2017  Mass General

    The newly expanded Center for Feeding and Nutrition works with children with feeding disorders who struggle to consume enough food to survive.

  • Finding a medical home away from home with a rare disease diagnosis: Anna's story

    Friday, August 11, 2017  Mass General

    At 16, Anna Young was diagnosed with Myhre Syndrome, a very rare genetic condition. Since coming to the Myhre Syndrome Clinic at MGHfC, she has found her place in the world and learned the skills to thrive as a young adult.

  • Critical Role Caring For Kids

    Friday, August 11, 2017  Mass General

    Pediatric Radiology nurse, Deborah Gorham, plays a critical role coordinating pediatric imaging exams performed with anesthesia.

  • Patient ambassador is a guiding light for the Myhre Syndrome Clinic

    Friday, August 11, 2017  Mass General

    April Lanord's son, Alec Bruneau, was considered a medical mystery until he received a diagnosis of Myhre Syndrome, a very rare genetic condition, during childhood. Since coming to the Myhre Syndrome Clinic, Alec has found a new sense of confidence and comfort in who he is. April was also inspired to become an ambassador for the clinic, helping other families get oriented to Boston and MGHfC.

  • Accio Fun: Patients Spellbound by Annual Camp Day

    Monday, July 24, 2017  Mass General

    Pediatric cancer patients and their families were spellbound by The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp's annual summer celebration, Camp Day, on July 20.

  • Pugsley to Serve as Nursing Director for Inpatient Pediatrics

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017  Mass General

    Lori Pugsley, RN, BSN, MEd, will assume the position of nurse director for inpatient pediatrics at MGHfC in August 2017. Pugsley will succeed Brenda Miller, RN, who has served the role for the past six years.

  • The Purple Butterfly Project Brings Hope, Healing and Legacy to NICU Families and Staff

    Friday, July 14, 2017  Mass General

    This past spring, MGHfC introduced the Purple Butterfly Project to honor the lives of babies who were part of a multiple pregnancy and passed away. The stickers also serve as a reminder to hospital staff of the family’s loss.

  • Marblehead Native Honors Patient Through a Spa-Like Experience on Ellison 18

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017  Mass General

    Once a month, Bonnie Garaventi donates handcrafted soap, body butter and lip balm to families who children are receiving care on Ellison 18. Her spa-quality products help bring a moment of calm and comfort to families who need it most, allowing for a renewed sense of healing.

  • Boston Marathoner's Experience Changes Entire Family's Perspective

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017  Mass General

    In a letter to Dr. Howard Weinstein, captain of the MGHfC marathon team, one runner's mother says, “The love, support and camaraderie was contagious all around. Everlasting friendships were formed and lives were touched forever (at least mine was!).”

  • A Brave Decision for Lifesaving Care Helps Baby Elias Thrive

    Friday, July 7, 2017  Mass General

    Shortly after birth, Elias Asry was fussy and feverish. After a few tests and several attempts to calm him, he was diagnosed with early onset septicemia from E. coli bacteria in his bloodstream. To help him heal and get much needed oxygen back into his body, Elias was placed on a form of life support called ECMO. Four months after discharge, Elias is happy and healthy.

  • A Strong Support System Away From Home Helps Baby Lucy Thrive

    Thursday, June 29, 2017  Mass General

    Julie Blake was 7 1/2 months pregnant when her daughter, Lucy, was diagnosed with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). When she was transferred to MGHfC from Dresden, Maine, almost four hours away, multiple teams from MGHfC, including Fetal Care, the NICU and Pediatric Surgery, came together to form the support system that the Blakes needed while far away from home.

  • A return to the NICU: Positive moments with a personal touch

    Friday, June 9, 2017  Mass General

    Becoming a mom can be overwhelming. Sleepless night, developing a new routine and learning an infant’s queues can lead to anxiety and stress. For infants with unexpected health complications, their parents worry only multiplies. That was case for Memmolo family.

  • Introducing Your Infant to Allergens: Understanding the Latest Recommendations

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017  Mass General

    Wayne Shreffler, MD, PhD, the chief of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology and director of the Food Allergy Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, provides insight into new National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease recommendations and their potential implications for patient care.

  • Sand, Swim and Sunburns? Keeping Your Kids Safe This Summer

    Tuesday, June 6, 2017  Mass General

    As soon as New England’s long, frigid winters begin to wane, many families will spring into action hoping to enjoy every possible moment of summer’s fleeting sunshine. Trips to the beach and dips in the pool can quickly become a bust, though, because of sun and heat overexposure. Ari Cohen, MD, chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, explains how parents can be prepared with a few simple steps.

  • MGHfC Residents Advocate for Children's Health at RFDASH

    Friday, May 26, 2017  Mass General

    On May 25, residents and fellows took to Beacon Hill to advocate for children’s health at this year’s Residents and Fellows Day at the State House (RFDASH). This year, RFDASH is aligned with the Resident Advocacy Committee’s Cause of the Month.

  • Not Taking a Breath for Granted: Mikey's Story at FAC Grand Rounds

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017  Mass General

    At 3 months old, Mikey was diagnosed with laryngomalacia. This made it hard for him to breathe. It also meant that he might need surgery and a tracheotomy. On April 11, his parents, Katie and Michael, shared their family’s experience at this year’s Grand Rounds, sponsored by the Family Advisory Council at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

  • A Royal Reception at MGHfC

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017  Mass General

    Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia visited MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) on April 24 for a special tour of the hospital’s cutting-edge facilities.

  • Infant Intervention: Saving Mihaly

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017  Mass General

    Before the birth of Rose's twins, prenatal testing showed one baby may have an intestinal blockage. Hours after Mihaly was born, MGHfC surgeons performed a life-saving surgery.

  • Egg-cellent adventure

    Friday, April 14, 2017  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children patients and their siblings were treated to an egg-cellent adventure at the 13th annual Spring Egg Hunt April 13.

  • 'Dear Aspire': Thank you

    Friday, April 7, 2017  Mass General

    The 17th annual Aspire Spring Gala featured heartfelt “Dear Aspire” messages from those whose lives have been touched by MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s successful, therapeutically-based program at the Lurie Center for Autism.

  • MGHfC Celebrates 9th Annual Research Day

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) hosted its 9th annual Research Day on March 28, 2017, with innovative presentations, speakers and poster sessions. The event celebrated the pioneering research of investigators throughout MGHfC whose discoveries help to better understand childhood disease.

  • Simple Steps to Cure a Complex Disease

    Thursday, March 23, 2017  Mass General

    Laura Williams, RN, of the Ellison 18 pediatric inpatient unit, will take on the Boston Marathon April 17 to benefit the Joey O'Donnell Cystic Fibrosis Center at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

  • Bagian Kicks Off Patient Safety Awareness Week

    Monday, March 20, 2017  Mass General

    James Bagian, MD, PE, professor of Engineering Practice and Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan College of Engineering, was honored as this year’s Safety Scholar at the 8th annual Patient Safety Awareness Week at MGHfC from March 12-18. Bagian, a former astronaut, presented his talk, “Patient Safety – It’s Not Rocket Science,” which gave insights on patient safety and how cultural changes matter most when making hospitals safer for patients.

  • Family First: Michael Garry Runs to Honor Nephew

    Thursday, March 16, 2017  Mass General

    Michael Garry joined the Fighting Kids' Cancer... One Step at a Time team to run his first Boston Marathon this year in honor of family members who have been impacted by a cancer diagnosis.

  • This Mom is Carrying her Terminally Ill Child to Term to Save Lives

    Thursday, March 16, 2017  Mass General

    Article in Self magazine quotes Jeanne Macdonald, MD, director of MassGeneral Hospital for Children Perinatal Palliative Care service.

  • FAC Spotlight: Adolescent Rounding Brings New Meaning to Family-Centered Care

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017  Mass General

    In this FAC Spotlight, meet Eleanor McLaughlin, RN, a nurse on the PICU and member of MGHfC's Family Advisory Council, who helped improve patient care by implementing adolescent rounding in the PICU. Adolescent rounding is an innovative practice that gives teens and young adults a place to be heard and advocate for their care by participating in morning rounds.

  • Taveras to Lead the Kraft Center for Community Health

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017  Mass General

    Elsie Taveras, MD, MPH, was selected as the next Executive Director of the Kraft Center for Community Health. Taveras will support the center’s work in improving the health of vulnerable populations in the communities the hospital serves. She will also find new ways to promote community health and uncouple socioeconomic status from poor health outcomes.

  • Race Day Reward: Supporting Colleagues

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017  Mass General

    Michael Diviak, oncology pharmacist of the MGHfC outpatient infusion center knows what the hospital’s pediatric oncologists and pediatric infusion nurses do first hand. “Pediatrics is one of our most vulnerable patient populations and they need as much support from advocates as possible,” says Diviak, who will run his third Boston Marathon this April.

  • The Heart of an Evolution: Kholmatov Runs to Get Back to Her Roots

    Monday, March 13, 2017  Mass General

    Humans used to run an average of 26 miles while hunting for food - about the length of a marathon. For Manizha Kholmatov, a senior at Harvard University studying human evolutionary biology and pediatric cancer survivor, running the 2017 Boston Marathon is a way of getting back to her roots and fighting pediatric cancer, one step at a time.

  • Marathoner's Care Motivates

    Friday, March 10, 2017  Mass General

    Shavonne Malara is not only taking to the Boston Marathon course to fulfill a personal goal, but also to thank the clinicians who cared for her while far from family.

  • Marathon Memories: Jessica Spence Runs for Patient Partner

    Thursday, March 9, 2017  Mass General

    After running 5 consecutive marathons, MGH nurse Jessica Spence needed time off from the grueling training. When she learned about the passing of her 2016 Patient Partner, Matt, though, Spence found inspiration to push through just as he had done

  • Learning to Practice at 'Peek' Performance

    Thursday, March 9, 2017  Mass General

    For first time runner Holly Peek, the Boston Marathon is more than a personal life goal; it’s an opportunity to give back to the clinicians and patients who taught her career-changing lessons.

  • Sophia Strong

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017  Mass General

    Alyssa and Rich Maglione are running for the 2017 Boston Marathon 'Fighting Kids' Cancer...One Step at a Time' by mirroring their daughter's resilience while undergoing intensive cancer treatment.

  • From Manager to Marathoner: Ashley Bronson's New Perspective

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017  Mass General

    As the MGH Boston Marathon team coordinator, longtime employee Ashley Bronson knows the intricacies of managing "Fighting Kids' Cancer...One Step at a Time" team. She refers to it as a life altering experience. This year though, Ashley will take to the course to experience first hand the runner perspective.

  • Following Trauma: Sisters Support MGHfC

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017  Mass General

    Following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, survivor Jaymi Cohen follows her sister Ilana's footsteps from Hopkington to Boston in support of the MGHfC’s pediatric cancer team, Fighting Kids’ Cancer ... One Step at a Time.’

  • Boston Marathon Runner Thankful for Good Health

    Thursday, March 2, 2017  Mass General

    In running her first Boston Marathon, Meg O'Donnell wants to join a community that for decades has strived to create top notch health care services and has saved countless lives.

  • Sweet Support for NICU Families

    Thursday, March 2, 2017  Mass General

    Becoming a mom can be overwhelming. Sleepless night, developing a new routine and learning an infant’s queues can lead to anxiety and stress. For infants with unexpected health complications, their parents worry only multiplies. That’s the case for Mary Memmolo.

  • Lucas's story: Miracle baby's heart grows stronger after life-saving care

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017  Mass General

    At just seven weeks old, Lucas Calderon was rushed to the Emergency Department at MGHfC. His tiny body had gone into cardiogenic shock, caused by SVT, a condition that causes a fast heart rate because of extra electrical conduction tissue in the heart. Now at age 1, Lucas is the happiest of miracle babies.

  • Baby Box program hopes to reduce SIDS in U.S.

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017  Mass General

    A new program to reduce the possibility of SIDS is being launched at a Massachusetts hospital.

  • Yager appointed chief of Critical Care Medicine

    Wednesday, February 8, 2017  Mass General

    Phoebe Yager, MD, has been appointed chief of Critical Care Medicine for MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

  • Maureen Leonard, MD, MMSc, In the News

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017  Mass General

    News coverage featuring Maureen Leonard, MD, MMSc, of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Center for Celiac Research and Treatment.

  • Stumbling blocks into stepping stones

    Friday, January 27, 2017  Mass General

    Perseverance and grace are qualities people often learn through life experiences. For 17-year-old Olivia Renzi, these qualities allowed her to transform stumbling blocks into stepping stones.

  • Songs for His Sister

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017  Mass General

    On Dec. 18, Boston-based music artist Joe Diaz hosted a concert to raise funds for pediatric cancer research at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

  • Wrapping Gifts on Ellison 18 with Care

    Wednesday, January 4, 2017  Mass General

    Just before Christmas, members of the MGHfC Family Advisory Council wrapped gifts hand-picked by families for their children at the Toy Shop on Ellison 18. For children staying in the hospital, opening newly-wrapped gifts brought joy and spirit to the holiday season.

  • Sergeant Santa's Special Stop

    Wednesday, January 4, 2017  Mass General

    Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker kicked off his holiday happenings with a visit to MassGeneral Hospital for Children's Ellison 17 pediatric unit. Part of the 4th annual Sergeant Santa hosted by the Massachusetts National Guard, they chose toys for each patient and posed for photos.

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  • Olivia Finds Inner Strength, Grace Through a Complex Diagnosis

    Friday, December 16, 2016  Mass General

    For years, doctors could not determine why Olivia Renzi, 17, was growing so rapidly. She was much taller than other children her age and wasn’t developing normally. In 2013, her mother knew something wasn’t right, so she brought her then 14-year-old daughter to MGHfC. Olivia was diagnosed with gigantism, a rare growth disorder, but the diagnosis taught her to tap into a source of inner strength she didn't know she had.

  • Access and New Appointment Center Celebrates 10 Years

    Tuesday, December 13, 2016  Mass General

    The Access and New Appointment Center, which opened in December 2006, was designed to be a single-entry point for scheduling new patient appointments and registering new patients. Instead of calling multiple phone numbers and leaving voicemails, patients, families and providers can call one number and have their call answered every time. Since opening, staff have answered more than 300,000 calls and scheduled more than 100,000 new patient appointments.

  • New NICU Celebrates 10 Years of Giving Hope to Babies and Their Families

    Tuesday, December 6, 2016  Mass General

    For NICU staff, August 2016 marked 10 years of providing care for MGHfC’s most fragile patients and their families in a new space. The new NICU first opened in August 2006 and became a sacred space where staff and families shared life’s most difficult and beautiful moments and formed long-term bonds with one another.

  • Burgos-Chaves Joins Charlestown HealthCare Center

    Thursday, December 1, 2016  Mass General

    Ariadna Burgos-Chaves, MD, joins MGHfC as a pediatrician at Charlestown HealthCare Center. Getting to know her patients and their families in a community setting and the small team approach to patient care allows her to deliver the best personalized care.

  • Celiac Center Celebrates 20 Years of Incredible Breakthroughs, Compassionate Patient Care

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016  Mass General

    For the Celiac Center for Research and Treatment, this coming January marks 20 years of research breakthroughs and patient care and four years since moving to Boston. Alessio Fasano, MD, director of the Celiac Center, reflects on his team's accomplishments over the past two decades and the high standard of care he delivers to patients every day.

  • Randazzo-Ahern Joins Newborn Medicine, Pediatric Nephrology

    Monday, October 24, 2016  Mass General

    Nicole Randazzo-Ahern, MD, joins MGHfC as the director of Newborn Medicine and consulting physician in Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension. Her own family is what inspires her to provide the best care possible to new parents and their babies.

  • Capturing the Essence of Patients in Pediatric Hemetology and Oncology

    Monday, October 24, 2016  Mass General

    Gia Pettinicchio, 2, had just overcome intense treatment for ALL. To commemorate the milestone, a photographer from Flashes of Hope captured Gia's spunky spirit in black and white. Every year, Flashes of Hope photographs pediatric cancer patients in the Ulfelder Healing Garden, creating keepsakes for families and bringing light and laughter to patients.

  • Diercks, Comins Join Pediatric Otolaryngology

    Friday, October 21, 2016  Mass General

    Jill Comins, RN, MSN, CPNP, and Gillian Diercks, MD, MPH, have joined Pediatric Otolaryngology at MGHfC and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Comins and Diercks are committed to a multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach so patients and families receive the best care possible.

  • Life's a bowl of honey at this year's Storybook Ball

    Friday, October 21, 2016  Mass General

    More than $1.6 million was raised as part of this year’s annual Storybook Ball to support research initiatives and patient care programs at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC). Some 500 guests attended the whimsical “Winnie-the-Pooh”-themed event on Oct. 15 at The Castle at Park Plaza in Boston, which was transformed into the Hundred Acre Wood.

  • Slime time

    Friday, September 30, 2016  Mass General

    In honor of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp Hospital Outreach Program hosted its annual Slime Day on Sept. 22 at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

  • A Delicious Donation for NICU Awareness Month

    Monday, September 26, 2016  Mass General

    In honor of NICU Awareness Month, Aloft Boston Seaport wanted to give back to the hospital staff who care for families when they need it most. Hotel and MGHfC staff came together to distribute nearly 1,000 freshly-made bagels and donuts after an event at Aloft Boston Seaport cancelled at the last minute.

  • Microcephaly Q&A with MGHfC Experts

    Tuesday, August 30, 2016  Mass General

    Mark Pasternack, MD, chief of Pediatric Infectious Disease and Ganeswaran Mochida, MD, attending pediatric neurologist in the Pediatric Neurology Unit, answer common questions about microcephaly and the current situation.

  • Once again, named among America's best hospitals

    Tuesday, August 2, 2016  Mass General

    Massachusetts General Hospital is once again named among the top hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report and is the only hospital to be highly rated across all 16 specialties.

  • Small gifts of kindness go a long way

    Friday, July 1, 2016  Mass General

    Being hospitalized overnight might be unsettling, but for children, missing the comforts of home while ill can be an overwhelming experience. Thanks to a recent donation from Bridgewater State University’s Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative (ICEI), warmth and coziness can be found on Ellison 17 and 18 in addition to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

  • Making MRI safe and comfortable for kids

    Monday, June 13, 2016  Mass General

    In a recent paper in Pediatric Radiology on minimizing sedation in pediatric MRI, Chief of Pediatric Imaging Michael S. Gee, MD, PhD and chief radiology resident Camilo Jaimes, MD examine strategies to help make MRI safe and comfortable for kids.

  • Kids care for their fluff-filled friends

    Friday, June 10, 2016  Mass General

    On June 4, MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) welcomed children to the first Teddy Bear Clinic. The future doctors and nurses checked their furry friends’ vitals, decorated anesthesia masks and cared for their pals through recovery.

  • From a Parent's Perspective: Managing Asthma

    Thursday, June 2, 2016  Mass General

    Erik Hinderlie, Pediatric Asthma Coordinator, spoke with Karen whose son is treated for sever asthma at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

  • Understanding and Treating Allergic Asthma

    Wednesday, June 1, 2016  Mass General

    Drs. Diana Balekian and Paul Hesterberg, Allergy and Immunology specialists, share insights in allergies and asthma and preventive ways to care for the conditions.

  • Pediatric Asthma Q&A with Erik Hinderlie, Pediatric Asthma Coordinator

    Monday, May 23, 2016  Mass General

    Pediatric Asthma Coordinator Erik Hinderlie answers questions about the condition that affects 6.3 million children in the US.

  • Providing Appropriate Care to Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorder

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016  Mass General

    The clinicians who care for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome have established extensive treatment protocols to control withdrawal symptoms, which prevents many children from suffering short and long-term effects.

  • Doctors help babies born addicted to heroin

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016  Mass General

    Teens, adults, and now the rise of a new generation affected by the opioid crisis. According to federal statistics, every 25 seconds a baby is born-- helpless and hooked on opioids. Their battle to get clean is heart-wrenching.

  • Q&A: Could weight affect a child's asthma?

    Tuesday, May 10, 2016  Mass General

    This Asthma and Allergy Month, Christina Scirica, MD, MPH, a MassGeneral Hospital for Children pulmonologist and weight expert, answers questions on how obesity can affect a child's health, plus more helpful insights.

  • Keys to asthma management

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016  Mass General

    MGHfC pediatrician Daniel A. Hall, MD, answers parents' commonly asked questions about asthma and the condition's proper management.

  • Providing patient education during Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

    Tuesday, May 3, 2016  Mass General

    At least 7 million children experience shortness of breath, wheezing recurring cough caused by asthma. This May, the MGH marks Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month to educate parents about how to better manage their child’s asthma and allergies.

  • The Pediatric Urology Service at MassGeneral Hospital for Children

    Sunday, May 1, 2016  Mass General

    Jack S. Elder, MD, the new chief of Pediatric Urology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, answers questions about the Pediatric Urology Service.

  • Patients Share Lessons Learned from Their Hospital Experience at Grand Rounds

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016  Mass General

    Four patients shared their stories and perspectives on the care they received at MGHfC during the annual MGHfC Family Advisory Council Grand Rounds. Providers and other members of the MGHfC community had the opportunity to learn about each patient’s positive experiences and areas for improvement while at the hospital.

  • Aspire Gala raises $2.6 million

    Friday, April 8, 2016  Mass General

    On March 31, MassGeneral Hospital for Children celebrated the 16th annual Aspire Spring Gala, raising more than $2.6 million to support Aspire, which equips children, teens and adults with high cognitive autism spectrum disorder with the knowledge and skills to lead successful and fulfilling lives.

  • Taking on 26.2 miles

    Friday, April 1, 2016  Mass General

    At 17 years old, Keith Reissfelder’s life revolved around school and the football field. When the high school quarterback began experiencing pain in his leg and knee, he assumed it was a bruise or sprain from the gridiron. That was until he awoke one morning in excruciating pain.

  • As Mass. Grapples With Opioid Crisis, More Babies Are Being Born Exposed To Drugs

    Saturday, March 26, 2016  Mass General

    Massachusetts hospitals are seeing evidence that the opioid epidemic is affecting the next generation, with an increasing number of babies being born exposed to drugs. The most recent state hospital data suggest that the rate of drug-dependent newborns has skyrocketed to about 16 in every 1,000 births — about three times the national average.

  • Running for her Superman

    Friday, March 25, 2016  Mass General

    This year, Nicolette Deveau will run her first Boston Marathon in memory of her late son, Reggie, who she calls “her Superman.” Although only 5 years old, Reggie was as brave as the mythical Man of Steel, Deveau says.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Meghan Connors

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016  Mass General

    Meghan Connors is running this year’s Boston Marathon because she knows what it’s like to be a young cancer patient needing help.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Scott Hilt

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016  Mass General

    Scott Hilt will run the 2016 Boston Marathon as part of the 'Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids' Cancer . . . One Step at a Time' team.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Dan McGinley

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016  Mass General

    Dan McGinley will run the 2016 Boston Marathon as part of the 'Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids' Cancer . . . One Step at a Time' team.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Courtney Fine

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016  Mass General

    Courtney Fine will run the 2016 Boston Marathon as part of the 'Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids' Cancer . . . One Step at a Time' team.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Mike Hastie

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016  Mass General

    Mike Hastie will run the 2016 Boston Marathon as part of the 'Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids' Cancer . . . One Step at a Time' team.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Brittany Forgues

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016  Mass General

    Brittany Forgues will run the 2016 Boston Marathon as part of the 'Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids' Cancer . . . One Step at a Time' team.

  • Four-Legged Friends Bring Comfort and Joy to Pediatric Patients

    Monday, March 21, 2016  Mass General

    For Delia Binette, visits from Sammy, a black lab in the Pet Therapy Program, became her best friend throughout her cancer treatment. For children and families, dogs in the Pet Therapy Program bring a new sense of comfort, healing and joy during difficult times.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Mike Epstein

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016  Mass General

    Mike Epstein will run the 2016 Boston Marathon as part of the 'Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids' Cancer . . . One Step at a Time' team.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Jessica Spence

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016  Mass General

    Jessica Spence will run the 2016 Boston Marathon as part of the 'Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids' Cancer . . . One Step at a Time' team.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Howard Weinstein

    Wednesday, March 16, 2016  Mass General

    Dr. Howard Weinstein, chief of the pediatric hematology and oncology at MGHfC, will run his 25th Boston Marathon to raise money for cancer care and research.

  • Saugus baby thriving after being born 100 days too soon

    Monday, March 14, 2016  Mass General

    While preterm birth affects about one of every 10 infants born in the United States, you never imagine that your baby will be that one. For Saugus resident Catherine Lopez, that was her reality, when her son Matthew Evans-Lopez was born at just 24 weeks.

  • Scoring off the ice

    Friday, March 11, 2016  Mass General

    On Feb 20., patients from the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Hematology and Oncology Clinic traveled to Harvard University’s season-ending home game against Colgate University.

  • MGHfC study finds positive attitudes prevail within families of people with Down syndrome

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016  Research

    Family members share feelings of love and pride, few report regret or embarrassment.

  • Worth every step

    Friday, March 4, 2016  Mass General

    For Sara Cole, testing her endurance through competitive sports has taken the 37-year-old athlete across the United States. However, when her son Zachary was born on March 6, 2012 with Hirschsprung’s Disease – a congenital condition where the absence of nerve cells in the lower colon causes intestinal obstruction – her physical, spiritual and emotional endurance was tested to a much higher degree.

  • Running it forward

    Friday, February 26, 2016  Mass General

    Meghan Connors is running the 2016 Boston Marathon for MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s (MGHfC) pediatric cancer team because she knows what it’s like to be a young cancer patient who benefits from the team’s fundraising efforts.

  • Brittany's Story: Defining Success Her Own Way

    Thursday, February 25, 2016  Mass General

    Brittany Maag was born with congenital heart disease, but it doesn't stop her from living life to the fullest. The support she receives from the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program has helped her transition from pediatric to adult cardiology, but to also define success her own way.

  • LoveStrong symbolizes support

    Friday, February 12, 2016  Mass General

    Rather than dinner reservations, Jean Sheehy made an appointment to drop off gifts for pediatric patients at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) this Valentine’s Day.

  • When Harry met Howard

    Friday, February 12, 2016  Mass General

    Harry Burns, 5, walked into the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Unit Jan. 27 with a secret. The youngster, clad in a dress shirt and pink bowtie, carried a green gift bag for his running mate, Howard Weinstein, MD, chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

  • Lincoln doctor helps make life better for seriously ill children

    Thursday, February 11, 2016  Mass General

    Story in Wicked Local about Dr. Pat O'Malley's work in pediatric palliative care.

  • Fetal Care Program Opens at MGHfC

    Tuesday, February 9, 2016  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children rolled out the Fetal Care Program, adding to its more than 50 specialty clinical services for children and families. The program aims to provide the highest quality specialty care for families whose babies are diagnosed with a prenatal fetal abnormality.

  • Fetal Care Program Opens at MGHfC

    Monday, February 8, 2016  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children rolled out the Fetal Care Program, adding to its more than 50 specialty clinical services for children and families. The program aims to provide the highest quality specialty care for families whose babies are diagnosed with a prenatal fetal abnormality.

  • Coverage of study led by Torunn Yock, MD, MCH

    Thursday, February 4, 2016  Research

    Compared with traditional photon radiotherapy, proton radiotherapy irradiates less normal tissue and might improve health outcomes associated with photon radiotherapy by reducing toxic effects to normal tissue. The investigators did a trial to assess late complications, acute side-effects, and survival associated with proton radiotherapy in children with medulloblastoma.

  • Proton therapy controls common pediatric brain tumor with fewer long-term side effects

    Friday, January 29, 2016  Research

    The use of proton radiotherapy to treat the most common malignant brain tumor in children is as effective as standard photon (x-ray) radiation therapy while causing fewer long-term side effects such as hearing loss and cognitive disorders, according to a study receiving online publication in Lancet Oncology.

  • Closing the Genetic Gap in Orofacial Clefts

    Friday, January 1, 2016  Mass General

    Researchers from MassGeneral Hospital for Children are using animal models to investigate the genetic and cellular triggers of human clefting. Their findings could lead to the development of earlier detection and more effective treatments capable of halting or reversing cleft development.

  • Treatment and Screening in Cryptorchidism

    Friday, January 1, 2016  Mass General

    Although cryptorchidism is the most common congenital abnormality of the genitourinary tract, lingering uncertainties remain regarding the appropriate management and long-term consequences of an undescended testicle (UDT).

  • Estrogen Replacement in Anorexia Nervosa

    Friday, January 1, 2016  Mass General

    New research from MassGeneral Hospital for Children shows the benefits of estrogen replacement therapy for improving physiological and psychological outcomes in young females with anorexia nervosa.

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  • A New Direction On Drugs

    Sunday, December 13, 2015  Mass General

    After 40 years and a trillion dollars, the nation has little to show for its war on drugs. Prisons are beyond crowded and there's a new outbreak in the heroin epidemic.

  • Masiakos's Lifesaving Efforts Inspire Australian Officials to Change ATV Laws

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015  Mass General

    In 2006, Peter T. Masiakos, MD, saw firsthand the devastating effects that all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accidents can have on young children. This November, Masiakos traveled to Australia to present lessons learned since enacting a state law that has dramatically decreased the number of ATV accident-related injuries and deaths in children throughout Massachusetts.

  • Massachusetts General Hospital Receives Baby-Friendly Hospital Designation

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015  Mass General

    Mass General has been awarded the Baby-Friendly designation from Baby-Friendly USA, a credentialing program for hospitals that is part of an international initiative led by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund. This accreditation highlights Mass General’s commitment to ensuring that all mothers and their newborns receive the support needed to achieve breastfeeding success.

  • Misra Elected to Board of Directors of Pediatric Endocrine Society

    Thursday, December 3, 2015  Mass General

    Madhusmita Misra, MD, MPH, chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at MGHfC, has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Pediatric Endocrine Society from 2016-2016.

  • Belle's Story: Where Putting the Patient First Creates a Holistic Approach to Care

    Wednesday, December 2, 2015  Mass General

    Focusing on the child first is the standard of care at MGHfC. For patients like Belle Swersey and her family, putting Belle before anything else made a world of difference while she received care for her childhood cancer.

  • Charlie's Story: Instilling Confidence Through a High Standard of Care

    Friday, November 20, 2015  Mass General

    Charlie Beecher's family described the first two years of his life as joyously normal until Charlie developed belly pain. When they found out it was cancer, the Beechers brought Charlie to the Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center, which helped Charlie return to his normal, happy childhood.

  • Jonathan's Story: Living Donor Transplant Program Gives Teen a Second Chance

    Friday, November 20, 2015  Mass General

    Jonathan Noon was born with a life-threatening liver disease that left him in need of a liver transplant. He received a second chance at life when his father, Jeff, donated half of his liver to Jonathan through the Living Donor Transplant Program at MGHfC.

  • Home run at MassGeneral Hospital for Children

    Friday, November 20, 2015  Mass General

    Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz put a smile on the faces of several MassGeneral Hospitalfor Children (MGHfC) patients after a special visit to the inpatient floors on Nov. 12.

  • Josh's Story

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015  Mass General

    When 16-year-old soccer player Josh Canales started to feel ill in the middle of a school day last February, he told his school nurse that he felt “crummy.” It never crossed the mind of the high school freshman from Lynn, Massachusetts, that the medical device implanted in his brain at birth could be causing his symptoms.

  • Introducing Solid Foods to Babies

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015  Mass General

    Dr. Lauren Feichtner, director of nutrition at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, discusses the best methods for introducing solid foods to babies.

  • Paul Lerou, MD, named chief of Neonatology

    Friday, November 6, 2015  Mass General

    Paul Lerou, MD, has been appointed chief of Neonatology and Newborn Medicine for MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) effective Oct. 1. Lerou succeeds Jonathan Cronin, MD, who will remain a member of the MGH’s clinical faculty in the Patty Ribakoff Newborn Intensive Care Unit.

  • MGHfC patients have a wicked good time

    Tuesday, November 3, 2015  Mass General

    Glitter, goodies and get-ups were the perfect recipe for monthlong Halloween festivities at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

  • A treasure trove of fun and festivities

    Friday, October 23, 2015  Mass General

    More than 550 guests sailed into a swashbuckling world of pirates and buried treasure during this year’s Storybook Ball, which drew its inspiration from the classic children’s adventure tale, “Treasure Island.” The annual fundraiser for MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) raised $1.6 million to support research initiatives and patient care programs.

  • Young at art

    Friday, October 23, 2015  Mass General

    The MassGeneral Hospital for Children Cancer Center recently hosted its annual “Celebrating the Arts,” a program to recognize patients in the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Unit who participate in healing arts programs throughout the year.

  • O'Malley Retires from Pediatric Emergency Medicine

    Thursday, October 15, 2015  Mass General

    After 31 years, Patricia J. O'Malley, MD, retired as MGHfC's longest-serving attending physician in Pediatric Emergency Medicine to dedicate her time to the Pediatric Palliative Care Service.

  • Ryan's Story: Inspired by Compassionate Care to Achieve His Dreams

    Monday, September 21, 2015  Mass General

    When Ryan Schlosser received his master's degree this year, he thought of everyone who supported him along the way, especially his care team at the Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center at MGHfC, who played a larger role in his success than he ever imagined.

  • A positive approach to alopecia

    Friday, September 18, 2015  Mass General

    Joshua Corey, 13, has written a book chronicling his journey with an alopecia diagnosis.

  • Students share discoveries

    Friday, September 18, 2015  Mass General

    Swarming neutrophils, clumping bile salts and glowing gut granules from a roundworm were a few of the diverse topics presented by 11 undergraduate and medical students who attended the 2015 MassGeneral Hospital for Children Digestive Disease Research Program at the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center at the Charlestown Navy Yard.

  • Alex's Story: Family-Centered Care Helps Kids Be Kids Throughout Challenging Treatments

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015  Mass General

    When Alex Sheehan was diagnosed with a brain tumor at age 10, staff at the Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center helped him simply be a kid during a challenging time.

  • Radiation and CT Scans: Making an Informed Decision for Your Child

    Thursday, August 20, 2015  Clinical

    Radiation doses at MassGeneral Hospital for Children can be half the national average for pediatric patients. Use these frequently asked questions (FAQ) to learn more about radiation and pediatric CT scans.

  • Cost-Effective Surgical Device Helps "Tongue-Tied" Infants Breastfeed

    Tuesday, August 11, 2015  Mass General

    For babies with ankyloglossia, or "tongue tie," breastfeeding can be trickier than it looks. Marvin Wang, MD, has created a cost-effective surgical device to help babies with ankyloglossia breastfeed better.

  • Patients Take a Trip to Oz with New Pinball Machine on Ellison 18

    Friday, July 24, 2015  Mass General

    Patients on Ellison 18 can now follow the yellow brick road to recovery with a “Wizard of Oz” themed pinball machine, donated to MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) by Project Pinball Charity.

  • Camp, crafts and laughs

    Friday, July 24, 2015  Mass General

    On July 15, the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp’s Hospital Outreach Program (HOP) sponsored the second annual Camp Day – bringing magic and inspiring imagination to MassGeneral Hospital for Children patients and their families.

  • A special week for siblings

    Friday, July 24, 2015  Mass General

    The Pediatric Oncology clinic on Yawkey 8B recently hosted “Sibling Week” to honor the brothers and sisters of children being treated for cancer.

  • #1 in the Nation

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report has named Massachusetts General Hospital the #1 hospital in the nation based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.

  • Rosie's Story: Multidisciplinary Care Through Life's Stages

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015  Mass General

    Rosie Mahoney has Turner syndrome, but doesn't let it stop her from dreaming big. With help from the Turner Syndrome Clinic at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Rosie develops the skills she needs to achieve her dreams.

  • Firework Safety: How to Keep Kids Safe on the 4th

    Thursday, July 2, 2015  Mass General

    Ari Cohen, MD, chief of Pediatric Emergency Medical Services at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, explains how to keep kids safe around fireworks on the 4th of July.

  • The Pediatric Emergency Department offers child-focused care

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children features a Pediatric Emergency Department, designed especially for young patients and their families.

  • The Neonatal Transport Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children

    Wednesday, July 1, 2015  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Boston MedFlight, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital provide care to critically ill newborns through the Neonatal Transport Program.

  • Honoring a beloved physician

    Friday, June 26, 2015  Mass General

    The MGH celebrated the creation of the Jordan S. Ruboy, MD, Endowed Fund for Compassionate Care in honor of a beloved pediatrician associated with the hospital for more than 50 years.

  • Traveling with Kids: How to prevent infections on vacation

    Monday, June 22, 2015  Mass General

    Pediatric infectious disease specialist Jason Harris, MD, answers questions about protecting your family from infections while traveling.

  • Measles Q&A with Mark Pasternack, MD

    Monday, June 22, 2015  Clinical

    A child has been diagnosed with the measles on Martha's Vineyard. Mark Steven Pasternack, MD, unit chief of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Pediatric Infectious Disease Program, answers common questions about measles and the current situation.

  • Madhusmita Misra, MD, MPH, Named Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at MGHfC

    Monday, June 22, 2015  Mass General

    Madhusmita Misra, MD, MPH, has been named the chief of Pediatric Endocrinology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), effective July 1, 2015.

  • Summer Safety: How to Keep Your Kids Safe Around Portable Pools

    Tuesday, June 16, 2015  Mass General

    Ari Cohen, MD, chief of Pediatric Emergency Medical Services at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, explains what you can do to help keep children safe around portable or inflatable swimming pools.

  • Data-Driven Insights Help Providers Improve Patient Care

    Monday, June 8, 2015  Mass General

    With the transition to electronic health records, each of the 16 divisions at MGHfC are now using data to drive efforts to improve patient care.

  • Child Life Services Inspires Patient to Give Back to MGHfC

    Friday, June 5, 2015  Mass General

    Over the past three years, patient Nick Pemberton's positive experiences with MGHfC's Child Life services have inspired him to give back not only to Child Life services, but to other children at the hospital as well.

  • Q&A with John Winickoff, MD, MPH: The Dangers of E-Cigarettes and Nicotine Products

    Thursday, May 21, 2015  Mass General

    Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are sometimes falsely viewed as a "healthier" alternative to traditional tobacco and nicotine products. Jonathan Winickoff, MD, MPH, a primary care physician and tobacco researcher at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), shares his knowledge on the dangers of e-cigarettes and provides tips on how parents can help teens avoid tobacco and nicotine products.

  • Help Teens Reduce Stress with Resiliency Program at the Benson Henry Institute

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015  Mass General

    "Resilient Kids: A Mind Body Program" is designed to help children develop self-care skills to manage and reduce symptoms of stress and move through life's challenges with greater resiliency.

  • Scoring goals off the ice

    Friday, May 8, 2015  Mass General

    Boston Bruins players Dennis Seidenberg and Chris Kelly visited MassGeneral Hospital for Children on April 29.

  • Role of the Microbiome in Celiac Disease

    Monday, May 4, 2015  Mass General

    Researchers at MassGeneral Hospital for Children are leading an international study investigating how the interplay of genetics and other environmental variables influence the microbiome and contribute to the development of celiac disease.

  • Obesity Interventions for Children and Adolescents

    Monday, May 4, 2015  Mass General

    Obesity experts at MassGeneral Hospital for Children are exploring preventative public health programs and surgical interventions to better combat childhood obesity.

  • The Concussion Spectrum: Tracing the Impact

    Monday, May 4, 2015  Mass General

    A series of studies conducted at MassGeneral Hospital for Children is developing more rigorous standards for diagnosis and treatment of concussions in children and adolescents.

  • Q&A with Haytham Kaafarani, MD, MPH: Safer Driving Habits in Teens

    Friday, May 1, 2015  Mass General

    Before teens get their licenses, it's important for parents to help instill safe driving habits and empower teens to be confident behind the wheel. Haytham Kaafarani, MD, MPH, a trauma surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, provides some tips on how parents can help teens stay safe while driving.

  • Running for Pediatric Palliative Care: Providing a New Sense of Healing

    Monday, April 20, 2015  Mass General

    For pediatric nephrologist and marathon runner, Avi Traum, MD, running for the Pediatric Palliative Care marathon team means being able to give patients with cancer, like Zoe Meinen, a better quality of life.

  • Research of Brett D. Nelson, MD, MPH, DTM&H

    Monday, April 13, 2015  Research

    Dr. Brett Nelson is an MGHfC pediatrician, newborn hospitalist, and global health faculty member whose research interests are health care provision for vulnerable populations, particularly newborns, children, and individuals affected by conflict and crisis around the globe.

  • MGHfC Digestive Disease Summer Research Program

    Monday, April 13, 2015  Research

    MGHfC is a place where exciting biomedical research is conducted on a daily basis. A number of independent investigators are tackling a variety of compelling and topical issues urgently in need of creative solutions.

  • Research of Manasi Sinha, MD, MPH

    Monday, April 13, 2015  Research

    My interest in integrating themes of glycemic control and technology to improve management of type 1 diabetes led me to studying automated blood glucose control with a bihormonal bionic pancreas at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Diabetes Research Center with Dr. Steven J. Russell.

  • Natalia's Story: Compassionate Care Helps Premature Infant Thrive

    Friday, April 10, 2015  Mass General

    Natalia Nowakowski was born prematurely at 29 weeks with a host of medical issues. With help from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Special Care Nursery and the Newborn Developmental Follow-Up Clinic at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Natalia, now 3 years old, is a thriving as a happy, healthy preschooler with a love for music and dance.

  • Marathoners run for Pediatric Palliative Care

    Friday, April 10, 2015  Mass General

    On Patriot's Day, ‪MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) physicians Jeanne MacDonald Avram Traum will run the Boston Marathon in support of MGHfC’s Pediatric Palliative Care Service as part of the Miles for Mass General program.

  • A record-breaking night for the Aspire Gala

    Friday, April 10, 2015  Mass General

    On April 2, MassGeneral Hospital for Children celebrated its 15th annual Aspire Spring Gala at the Four Seasons Boston.

  • Boston Marathon runner inspired by son’s care

    Friday, April 10, 2015  Mass General

    Tarrah Zedower never dreamed she would run the Boston Marathon. This year, however, she’s joined the MGH’s pediatric cancer team “Fighting Kid’s Cancer ... One Step at a Time,” a group that she first learned of last summer when her now 3-year-old son, Caden, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a cancer of the bone marrow and blood.

  • Plastic Surgery mission transforms lives of Colombian children

    Friday, April 10, 2015  Mass General

    In February, William (Jay) G. Austen Jr., MD, chief of the MGH Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Division of Burn Surgery, and a plastic surgery team from MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) traveled to Colombia for their annual Cartagena Surgical Mission.

  • Hopping along

    Friday, April 10, 2015  Mass General

    Patients and their families were treated to a special visit by the Spring Bunny on April 2 during the 10th annual MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s Spring Egg Hunt.

  • Featured Runners: Boston Marathon 2015

    Thursday, April 2, 2015  Mass General

    In 1998, Dr. Howard Weinstein, chief of Pediatric Hematology / Oncology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), founded the Mass General Marathon Team with the goal of Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time. Meet this year's runners.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Cynthia Wigren

    Thursday, April 2, 2015  Mass General

    Cynthia Wigren explains why she is running for the Mass General Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Marathon Team.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Dan McGinley

    Thursday, April 2, 2015  Mass General

    Dan McGinley explains why he is running for the Mass General Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Marathon Team.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Howard Weinstein

    Thursday, April 2, 2015  Mass General

    Howard Weinstein explains why he is running for the Mass General Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Marathon Team.

  • Q&A with marathon runner John Ostrowski

    Thursday, April 2, 2015  Mass General

    John Ostrowski explains why he is running for the Mass General Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Marathon Team.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Meghan Connors

    Thursday, April 2, 2015  Mass General

    Meghan Connors explains why she is running for the Mass General Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Marathon Team.

  • Q&A with marathon runners Robyn and Tommy Beaton

    Thursday, April 2, 2015  Mass General

    Robyn and Tommy Beaton explain why they are running for the Mass General Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Marathon Team.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Sarah Sleboda

    Thursday, April 2, 2015  Mass General

    Sarah Sleboda explains why she is running for the Mass General Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Marathon Team.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Tarrah Zedwoer

    Thursday, April 2, 2015  Mass General

    Tarrah Zedwoer explains why he is running for the Mass General Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Marathon Team.

  • Q&A with marathon runners Amy & Alli Armstrong-Javors

    Thursday, April 2, 2015  Mass General

    Amy & Alli Armstrong-Javors explain why they are running for the Mass General Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Marathon Team.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Lauren Parks

    Thursday, April 2, 2015  Mass General

    Lauren Parks explains why she is running for the Mass General Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Marathon Team.

  • Help Teens Reduce Stress with Resiliency Program at the Benson Henry Institute

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015  Mass General

    "Resilient Kids: A Mind Body Program" is designed to help children develop self-care skills to manage and reduce symptoms of stress and move through life's challenges with greater resiliency.

  • Gooey surprise

    Friday, March 27, 2015  Mass General

    St. Patrick’s Day at MassGeneral Hospital for Children would not have been complete without a green surprise.

  • Fairytale Fridays bring magic and joy to pediatric patients

    Friday, March 20, 2015  Mass General

    On her last day at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), a young patient was getting ready to go home when Elsa from Disney’s “Frozen” appeared in the doorway.

  • New artwork brightens days

    Friday, March 13, 2015  Mass General

    New artwork installed at MGHfC aims to have patients take their minds off of their hospital stay by inviting them to enjoy peaceful nature scenes and adventurous lands where animals roam.

  • Weinstein looks forward to his 25th marathon

    Friday, March 13, 2015  Mass General

    This April will mark the 25th time Howard Weinstein, MD, chief of the Hematology-Oncology Unit at MassGeneral Hospital for Children runs the Boston Marathon and 17th as captain of the MGH team supporting pediatric hematology-oncology.

  • “Fairytale Fridays” Bring Magic and Joy to Pediatric Patients

    Monday, March 9, 2015  Mass General

    Dance teacher Amy Stockton's volunteer program transforms the pediatric inpatient and intensive care areas into an enchanted world of dance and artistic expression, complete with a visit from a magical princess.

  • Neurology residents practice what they preach

    Friday, March 6, 2015  Mass General

    Several MGH and MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) neurologists are saying goodbye to carbohydrates and sweets for the month. In order to support their patients, spread awareness about the effectiveness of dietary therapy and raise funds for the department, six neurologists – both pediatric and adult – are participating in a Low Glycemic Index Therapy (LGIT) diet, which often is used in the treatment of pediatric epilepsy patients.

  • Communication Workshop Enhances the Human Connection for Interns and Patients

    Thursday, March 5, 2015  Mass General

    At MassGeneral Hospital for Children, interns and second-year residents have an opportunity to practice the art and science of good communication in the longitudinal curriculum’s Communications Workshop.

  • Gifts that keep on giving

    Friday, February 27, 2015  Mass General

    Spirit Halloween SuperStores representatives recently presented the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Child Life Department with a check for $34,985 as part of the company’s Spirit of Children program.

  • New Artwork Brightens Days for Patients on Ellison 17 and 18

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015  Mass General

    At the foot of every bed on the pediatric inpatient floors at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), watercolor trees sway in the wind and exotic animals come alive in brilliant brushstrokes. New artwork, created by students at the Waldorf School in Lexington, Mass., takes patients away from the hospital and into peaceful nature scenes and adventurous lands where animals roam.

  • A duck boat ride to remember

    Friday, February 13, 2015  Mass General

    Seventeen-year-old Keith Reissfelder was selected by several Mass General Hospital for Children (MGHfC) staff members to board a duck boat Feb. 5 for the New England Patriots Super Bowl XLIX victory parade.

  • Black and gold go red and pink

    Friday, February 13, 2015  Mass General

    On Feb. 5, Boston Bruins players visited MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

  • Gifts that keep on giving

    Monday, February 9, 2015  Mass General

    The MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) recently received a generous donation from the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Eastern New England.

  • New pediatric Emergency Department opens

    Monday, February 9, 2015  Mass General

    The newly-renovated emergency department (ED) at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) offers a welcoming space meant just for children and their families.

  • Little Words: A Mother Shares Her Son's Story Through Uplifting Memories

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015  Mass General

    Ben Siedman loved decorating the Christmas tree with his family every year. One year since his death in 2014, Ben's mother shares the importance of the little words that made a big difference when Ben and his family spent time together during the holidays.

  • New MGHfC clinic offers treatment for rare disorder

    Monday, February 2, 2015  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children will soon open the world’s first Pitt Hopkins Syndrome Clinic. Made possible by a generous donation from parents of two young women with Pitt Hopkins Syndrome, the clinic will focus on providing knowledge-based medical care and serving the comprehensive medical needs of individuals with the disease.

  • Pediatric Emergency Department Delivers Better Experience for Patients

    Friday, January 30, 2015  Mass General

    In the pediatric Emergency Department, a welcoming space meant just for children and their families awaits.

  • New MGHfC clinic offers treatment for rare disorder

    Friday, January 30, 2015  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) will soon open the world’s first Pitt Hopkins Syndrome (PTHS) Clinic.

  • Buie Featured in Video Series for Autism Speaks

    Monday, January 26, 2015  Mass General

    Timothy Buie, MD, director of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at the Lurie Center for Autism, discusses various topics surrounding gastroenterology issues and autism in a video series for Autism Speaks.

  • MGHfC Clinicians Reflect on Experiences from When Their Children Were Patients

    Friday, January 23, 2015  Mass General

    Three MGHfC clinicians reflected on lessons from when the roles of parent and provider roles were reversed and their children became patients.

  • Patient’s "Toy Refresh” Gives Back to Ellison 17

    Wednesday, January 21, 2015  Mass General

    When Tyler Holloway was diagnosed with Kawasaki disease last summer, his special precautions did not allow him leave his room or play with toys in the the Ellison 17 playroom. To say thank you for the outstanding care he received, Tyler donated toys to the newly renovated playroom on Ellison 17 so others could have toys to play with.

  • Laxatives Q&A with Dr. Jaime Belkind-Gerson

    Tuesday, January 20, 2015  Mass General

    Recent news reports have brought about concern over PEG3350, a common ingredient in laxatives used to relieve constipation in children. Jaime Belkind-Gerson, MD, medical director of Pediatric Neurogastroenterology and Nutrition, answers common questions about PEG3350, its safety and its use in children.

  • High socioeconomic status increases perceived discrimination, depression risk in black young adults

    Sunday, January 18, 2015  Research

    Study finds greatest perceived discrimination in black young adults from most highly educated families, removing parental education's protective effect against depression. Release quotes Elizabeth Goodman, MD, of the Division of General Academic Pediatrics, senior author on the paper.

  • Resiliency Program Open for Children with Chronic GI Issues

    Thursday, January 15, 2015  Mass General

    The Benson-Henry Institute (BHI) at Massachusetts General Hospital offers a program called “Resilient Kids: A Mind Body Program” that teaches children how to cope more effectively with stress from chronic GI issues, like irritable bowel syndrome or Crohn’s disease.

  • Converse customization

    Monday, January 12, 2015  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children patient Matt Bolduc, 7, customizes a Converse All Star sneaker at a Dec. 30, 2014 holiday event, made possible by a generous donation from Converse.

  • Sleep Duration, Restfulness, and Screens in the Sleep Environment

    Tuesday, January 6, 2015  Research

    Coverage of study co-authored by Elsie Taveras, MD, MPH, Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

Currently Browsing:2014

  • For Babies, Bigger Isn’t Always Better

    Monday, December 22, 2014  Research

    Wall Street Journal article quotes Elsie Taveras, MD, MPH, Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

  • Red Sox spread cheer

    Friday, December 19, 2014  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children patient Annie Flaherty, 4, is visited by Boston Red Sox players as part of the annual Red Sox Holiday Caravan on Dec. 12.

  • Snappy Santa

    Friday, December 19, 2014  Mass General

    Lizzy the Shark took a bite out of the holiday season on Dec. 15, visiting with MassGeneral Hospital for Children patients.

  • ‘Let it sew’

    Friday, December 19, 2014  Mass General

    In preparation for the holiday season, patients from MassGeneral Hospital for Children gathered to decorate festive scarves as part of the “Let It Sew” event.

  • Dashing through the MGHfC

    Friday, December 19, 2014  Mass General

    Every year, dressed head-to-toe in red with a snowy white beard, surgeon Kevin Raskin, MD, and his helpers from the MGH Department of Orthopædics arrive from the North Pole delivering toys and games to MGHfC patients.

  • Crafted with care

    Friday, December 19, 2014  Mass General

    Stepping in as one of Santa’s elves, MassGeneral Hospital for Children patient Jose Dejesus, 6, top photo, tinkers away on a wooden tool box during the second annual Woodworking Elf Workshop on Dec. 4.

  • Gee named chief of the Division of Pediatric Radiology

    Monday, December 15, 2014  Mass General

    Michael S. Gee, MD, PHD, has been named chief of the Division of Pediatric Radiology for MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), which was effective Nov. 17.

  • Perrin honored with John C. Robinson, MD, Chair in Pediatrics

    Friday, December 12, 2014  Mass General

    James M. Perrin, MD, FAAP, associate chair of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy, was appointed first incumbent of the John C. Robinson, MD, Chair in Pediatrics, during a Nov. 3 reception in the Boston Liberty Hotel.

  • Research of Angela E. Lin, MD

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014  Research

    In addition to practicing clinical genetics at MGHfC, I conduct clinical research in the field of birth defects surveillance. Since 1997, I have been the clinical geneticist consultant to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Birth Defects Monitoring Program (BDMP).

  • Research of Josephine Lok, MD

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014  Mass General

    The microvascular endothelium is instrumental in many processes in the brain, including oxygen delivery, barrier function, and response to inflammation. After brain trauma, microvasculature disturbances lead to increased permeability, vasoconstriction, and capillary occlusion, events which amplify the primary insult. An understanding of these endothelial responses to injury is important in the investigation of neuroprotective strategies during brain injury. This topic forms one major area of my research.

  • Preventing obesity in the supermarket aisle

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014  Research

    A year ago while I was rearranging the beverage display at Compare Supermarket in Chelsea, I thought to myself: “How did I get from medical school to the supermarket aisle?” The complete story is long- too long for this article- but my path from internal medicine residency and primary care practice to community-based research reflects an evolution in my thinking about prevention and health.

  • Research of Kriston Ganguli, MD

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014  Research

    Kriston Ganguli, MD is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist at MGHfC, and is dedicated to patient care, her responsibilities as an Associate Fellowship Program Director, Quality Improvement as the division’s Physician Quality Champion as well as basic science research. She has held a long-term scientific interest in understanding the pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and investigating preventive strategies for this potentially life-threatening disease of premature infants.

  • Flu Vaccines for Patients and Staff Available in the Blum Center

    Thursday, December 4, 2014  Mass General

    Patients and staff are encouraged to get the seasonal flu vaccine at the Blum Patient and Family Learning Center from December 8-10, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Fostering a Culture of Psychological Safety

    Monday, November 24, 2014  Mass General

    Improving patient safety through a culture of safety has been one of MGHfC’s goals since the Quality and Safety Leadership Team analyzed the results of the 2012 Safety Culture Survey.

  • Art of healing

    Friday, November 21, 2014  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children patients and their families gathered for a festive afternoon of arts and music at the 10th annual Fall for the Arts: An International Celebration.

  • Hockey fights cancer

    Friday, November 21, 2014  Mass General

    Area hospital pediatric patients, including those from MassGeneral Hospital for Children, served as bench assistants at the Oct. 28 Boston Bruins game against the Minnesota Wild.

  • A soccer kick for a cause

    Friday, November 14, 2014  Mass General

    When MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) patient David Badaro, 11, found out he was invited to attend the New England Revolution’s final game of the season, he was elated.

  • Tackling cancer one rock at a time

    Friday, November 14, 2014  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children recently teamed up with One Summit, a rock climbing program that helps pediatric cancer patients build courage and self-confidence to fight the disease.

  • Q&A: What is enterovirus?

    Friday, November 7, 2014  Mass General

    Pediatricians from MGHfC's Department of Pulmonary Medicine discuss EV-D68, a strain of enterovirus that affects the lungs and airways.

  • MGH Centralized Flu Shot Program Now Open

    Monday, November 3, 2014  Mass General

    The MGH Centralized Flu Shot Program is now open to staff and patients 18 years or older in the Wang Ambulatory Center Main Lobby

  • Goldstein Appointed New Surgeon-in-Chief of MGHfC

    Friday, October 31, 2014  Mass General

    Allan Goldstein, MD, FACS, has been appointed chief of Pediatric Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief of MGHfC.

  • Cowboys, crayons and cheerleaders, oh my!

    Friday, October 31, 2014  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) patients suited up for the annual Trick or Treat Halloween Parade on Oct. 30.

  • Rolling back school nutrition standards may threaten progress in addressing childhood obesity

    Friday, October 31, 2014  Mass General

    Efforts to roll back current nutritional standards for the National School Lunch Program could jeopardize gains made in the fight against childhood obesity, write the authors of an article that will appear in the Nov. 13 New England Journal of Medicine and has been released online.

  • Colleges Could Do More for Students With Chronic Ills, Study Finds

    Monday, October 27, 2014  Mass General

    Only half of campus clinics felt they could handle diabetes care, and many don't identify students with needs

  • Outdoors Rx Expansion

    Friday, October 24, 2014  Mass General

    Appalachian Mountain Club and MassGeneral Hospital for Children Team Up with WGBH on Outdoors Rx Expansion: Outdoor prescription program expands to Chelsea and Revere, includes new science education activities from WGBH’s PLUM LANDING

  • Storybook Ball a sweet success

    Friday, October 24, 2014  Mass General

    A bit of Willy Wonka magic inspired more than 500 people to raise $1.8 million for MassGeneral Hospital for Children during the 15th annual Storybook Ball.

  • Happy Halloween

    Friday, October 24, 2014  Mass General

    On Oct. 17, volunteers from the retail chain Spirit Halloween brought Halloween cheer to Ellison 18 with the Spirit of Children program, complete with costumes, decorations, games and crafts.

  • Taylor family makes large donation to support the work of a Mass General surgeon

    Thursday, October 23, 2014  Mass General

    Singer James Taylor and his family make a substantial donation to MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the efforts of Dr. William G. (Jay) Austen, Jr., who performs life-changing surgery on children around the world.

  • Big Papi’s big heart

    Friday, October 10, 2014  Mass General

    Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz hit a home run with pediatric patients and their families when he visited MassGeneral Hospital for Children Oct. 2.

  • Goldstein named surgeon-in-chief of MGHfC

    Friday, October 3, 2014  Mass General

    Allan M. Goldstein, MD, FACS,has been named chief of Pediatric Surgery and surgeon-in-chief of MassGeneral Hospital for Children, effective Oct. 1.

  • Calling all runners to the 2015 Boston Marathon

    Friday, October 3, 2014  Mass General

    The MGH is now accepting applications for the 119th Boston Marathon, which will be held on April 20, 2015.

  • Tackling obesity early

    Friday, October 3, 2014  Mass General

    Elsie Taveras, MD, MHP, chief of the Division of General Pediatrics and director of Pediatric Population Health Management addresses the prevalence of obesity in children during a Sept. 30 lecture – “Obesity Among Racial/Ethnic Minority Children: The Importance of Prevention in Early Life.”

  • A pitcher’s promise

    Friday, September 26, 2014  Mass General

    Red Sox pitcher Craig Breslow walked off the baseball field and into patient rooms at MassGeneral Hospital for Children Sept. 15.

  • Run of Hope raises awareness and funds for pediatric cancer

    Friday, September 12, 2014  Mass General

    Nearly 500 runners and walkers participated in the 27th annual Run of Hope Boston, hosted by the Four Seasons Hotel Boston to benefit the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

  • Russell Museum Fall Lecture Series

    Thursday, September 11, 2014  Mass General

    All MGH Russell Museum lectures are open to the public. To register, please email mghhistory@partners.org.

  • Decompressing After School: Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Monday, September 8, 2014  Mass General

    Many children and teens on the autism spectrum expend a lot of energy to “hold it together” just to make it through the school day. When they get home from school they could benefit from a little time to decompress. Here are strategies parents can use to help facilitate this process.

  • Head games – the impact of concussions

    Friday, August 29, 2014  Mass General

    As fall sports commence, Walter Panis, MD, of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Sports Concussion Clinic and the MGH Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, explains the ins and outs of concussions.

  • Determined to succeed

    Friday, August 29, 2014  Mass General

    The Aspire Adult Internship Program at the Lurie Center for Autism helps adults gain valuable experience in the work world.

  • Camp comes to the kids

    Friday, August 29, 2014  Mass General

    Summer may be coming to a close for some but not for patients at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

  • Research of Inderneel Sahai, MD

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014  Research

    Inderneel Sahai, MD, is an attending physician in the Genetics and Metabolic Disorders Unit at MGHfC. In addition to her practice at MGHfC, Inderneel Sahai, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of the New England Newborn Screening Program, University of Massachusetts. Her primary interests and research are focused on the Inborn Errors of Metabolism and Disorders Detectable by Newborn Screening.

  • Research of Michael Whalen

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014  Research

    Severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of death and disability in children. Currently, therapy for childhood TBI is focused on controlling intracranial hypertension and minimizing secondary brain injury that may occur with hypotension, hypoxemia, seizures, fever, and other physiological insults.

  • Medical Education for the Modern Student

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014  Research

    Education is central to the mission of MassGeneral Hospital for Children. The education mission stretches the spectrum from medical students to residents to fellows to faculty. Indeed some of the techniques used to teach these medical learners are now used in pediatric patient education.

  • Shark surprise

    Friday, August 22, 2014  Mass General

    Shark Week came to an official end at MassGeneral Hospital for Children Aug. 20 with a special visit from the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy.

  • Connected care

    Friday, August 15, 2014  Mass General

    Julie Perkins was one of the first to use the MassGeneral Hospital for Children's iPad telemedicine technology following her five-year-old daughter Fiona's recovery from reconstructive airway surgery.

  • Cruisin’ with cops

    Friday, August 15, 2014  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s Cancer Center patients and their families cruised the Boston Harbor aboard the Boston Police Harbor Patrol Boat on July 31 as part of an event hosted by Cops for Kids with Cancer.

  • Wilens named chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    Friday, August 8, 2014  Mass General

    The MGH Department of Psychiatry recently announced that Timothy E. Wilens, MD, has been named the new chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, effective Aug. 1.

  • New guidelines for "gluten-free"

    Friday, August 8, 2014  Mass General

    The Center for Celiac Research and Treatment at MassGeneral Hospital for Children celebrated a milestone Aug. 5, when new Food and Drug Administration standards for gluten-free labeling went into effect.

  • FDA Implements Safety Standards for Gluten-Free Labeling

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014  Mass General

    Celiac patients and other consumers trying to sort the gluten-free from the gluten-filled, will have an easier time after August 5, when the FDA standards for gluten-free labeling go into effect.

  • Back in the game

    Friday, August 1, 2014  Mass General

    After suffering with debilitating symptoms for almost two years, 19-year-old Trevor Kenkel of Montana is finally looking forward to a bright future.

  • Studying celiac's infancy

    Friday, July 25, 2014  Mass General

    Maureen Leonard, MD, is looking for 500 newborns at risk for celiac disease. The third-year Mass General Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Pediatric Gastroenterology fellow is working with Alessio Fasano, MD, director of the Center for Celiac Research and division chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at MGHfC.

  • Tips before you dip

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014  Mass General

    Ari Cohen, MD, chief of Pediatric Emergency Medical Services at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, offers parents advice on pool safety.

  • Positive plunge

    Friday, July 18, 2014  Mass General

    Sixty-nine swimmers – alongside former Olympic athletes – gleefully jumped into the Boston Harbor on June 11 to raise money for pediatric cancer programs and research as part of the 21st annual Swim Across America (SAA) event.

  • Show of swimmer support

    Friday, July 18, 2014  Mass General

    Former Olympians share their medals with a MassGeneral Hospital for Children patient.

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

  • Turner Syndrome Research Network (TRN) is Formed

    Sunday, July 13, 2014  Mass General

    A first step is taken at a national level to integrate the shared goals of those interested in Turner syndrome.

  • Scoring smiles

    Friday, July 11, 2014  Mass General

    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski visits with Awatif Albadri and her 22-month old son Ali Alghabban, in the Ellison 18 playroom on June 26.

  • Planting hope

    Friday, July 11, 2014  Mass General

    On June 25, Richard Bonasoro, chef of the Four Seasons Hotel Boston, read his illustrated children’s book to cancer patients in the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Unit.

  • Spreading joy one jar at a time

    Friday, July 11, 2014  Mass General

    Jordyn Bouchard, 2, was one of dozens of MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) patients paid a special visit from the Jesse Rees Foundation on July 1.

  • Clearing Up Confusion About Following a Gluten-Free Diet

    Thursday, July 3, 2014  Mass General

    In this news segment with Dr. Mallika Marshall from WBZ-TV Boston, Dr. Alessio Fasano, joined by patient Sharone Jelden, talks about diagnosis and treatment for celiac disease and who benefits from following a gluten-free diet.

  • Facts and tips for healthy sleeping habits

    Monday, May 19, 2014  Research

    The National Sleep Foundation recommends children ages 6 to 12 sleep 10-11 hours per night. With a new study published in Pediatrics by MassGeneral Hospital for Children researchers linking reduced sleep and obesity, encouraging healthy sleeping habits in children has taken on a new precedence. The study's researchers, led by Elsie Taveras, MD, MPH, chief of General Pediatrics at MGHfC, offer some facts and tips to help parents ensure their kids get a good night’s sleep.

  • Score!

    Friday, May 16, 2014  Mass General

    Exuberant MassGeneral Hospital for Children patient Devin Cheeks, 14, rang the bell marking his final treatment at the Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center on May 7.

  • Celiac disease pathogenesis: Impact of microbiota derived metabolites

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014  Research

    Stefania Senger's research focuses on how physiological and pathological alteration of the intestinal stem cell microenvironment, caused by pro- inflammatory stimuli, bacteria and derived toxins or byproducts, affects the proliferation and differentiation of the stem cell compartment and ultimately contributes to early steps of intestinal pathologies.

  • Understanding healthy bone growth in childhood to improve long-term quality of life

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014  Research

    Childhood is a critical time for bone health. Approximately 90% of peak bone mass is acquired by age 18, with about 50% of this acquired during the pubertal growth spurt. As a pediatrician, my research goal is to better understand the factors which impact bone growth and mineralization during this important window in order to maximize long-term bone health.

  • New Approaches to Enhancing Innovation

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014  Research

    In an era when collaborations between industry and academia are more prized than ever, the traditional model of academic research is evolving. A new model—one that matches critical needs in industry with crosscutting solutions from basic and translational research—is emerging throughout the academic community.

  • Reducing Risk in Pediatric General Anesthesia

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014  Research

    Each year, nearly 500,000 children in the US require general anesthesia (GA) for surgery. Recent evidence suggests that children may be vulnerable to the neurotoxic side effects from exposure to GA drugs. While newer, less-toxic anesthetic drugs may one day be available, our child patients urgently need solutions to reduce the risk of toxic exposure.

  • Success for Mass General Marathon Teams

    Friday, April 25, 2014  Mass General

    The 2014 Boston Marathon marked a triumphant return for the Mass General Marathon teams.

  • Dr. Fasano Featured on MSNBC Talk on Leaky Gut and Painkillers

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014  Mass General

    Overuse of popular NSAIDs is associated with intestinal permeability, which is a condition associated with celiac disease and other autoimmune disorders. Dr. Alessio Fasano, director of the Center for Celiac Research at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, discusses the implications of using popular pain medication in relation to gluten-related disorders and exercise.

  • Why we run

    Friday, April 18, 2014  Mass General

    MGH marathon runners — in their own words

  • Hippity Hoppity Hunt

    Friday, April 18, 2014  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) patients and their siblings were treated to an egg-stravaganza in the Howard Ulfelder, MD, Healing Garden at the Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care on April 17.

  • A family affair

    Friday, April 11, 2014  Mass General

    For 33-year-old Maryclaire Capetta of Storrs, Conn., the 2014 Boston Marathon is more than just 26.2 miles of terrain.

  • Women with Turner Syndrome Tell Their Stories

    Monday, April 7, 2014  Mass General

    Boston Globe article profiles Miriam Beit-Aharon, a patient in the MGH Turner Syndrome Clinic, whose mother, Claudette, edited a collection of essays of women living with Turner syndrome. The article mentions Co-Director Dr. Angela Lin, and her interest in the use of IVF for women with Turner syndrome.

  • Lily & Dr. Weinstein: A Story of Endurance

    Friday, April 4, 2014  Mass General

    Lily Waldeck, an 8-year-old former MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Cancer Center patient, embodies the mission to persevere in the fight against childhood cancer. Thanks to the care she received from Howard Weinstein, MD, Chief of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at MGHfC and the rest of her care team, she now proudly says that she’s “stronger and faster now than when [she] had leukemia.”

  • Never too late to become a marathoner

    Friday, April 4, 2014  Mass General

    Evy Picker, MD, 63 has never been a runner but she was inspired to run in “defiance of the Boston Marathon bombings” and now she is one of more than 80 MGH employees who are running for the MGH.

  • Featured Runners: Boston Marathon 2014

    Thursday, April 3, 2014  Mass General

    In 1998, Dr. Howard Weinstein, chief of Pediatric Hematology / Oncology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), founded the Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time. Meet this year's runners.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Jenny Jacobsen

    Monday, March 31, 2014  Mass General

    Jenny Jacobsen explains why she is running for the Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Caitlin Hemeon, RN

    Monday, March 31, 2014  Mass General

    Caitlin Hemeon, RN, explains why she is running for the Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Shannon Sawyer

    Monday, March 31, 2014  Mass General

    Shannon Sawyer explains why she is running for the Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Brian Beale

    Monday, March 31, 2014  Mass General

    Brian Beale explains why he is running for the Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Howard Weinstein, MD

    Monday, March 31, 2014  Mass General

    Howard Weinstein, MD explains why he is running for the Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Aura Obando, MD

    Monday, March 31, 2014  Mass General

    Aura Obando, MD, explains why she is running for the Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner David Sweetser, MD, PhD

    Monday, March 31, 2014  Mass General

    David Sweetser, MD, PhD, explains why he is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Pete Guiney

    Monday, March 31, 2014  Mass General

    Pete Guiney explains why he is running for the Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Danielle Newell, RN

    Monday, March 31, 2014  Mass General

    Danielle Newell, RN, explains why she is running for the Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Joe Moran

    Monday, March 31, 2014  Mass General

    Joe Moran explains why he is running for the Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Beth Callahan

    Monday, March 31, 2014  Mass General

    Beth Callahan explains why she is running for the Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Lacing up for kids’ care

    Friday, March 28, 2014  Mass General

    For marathoners Jeanne MacDonald, MD, of the MGH Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Catherine Chapin, MD, a pediatric resident, and Kevin Timulty, a Braintree police officer, giving back is part of their everyday jobs.

  • Recognizing pediatric research

    Friday, March 28, 2014  Mass General

    Pediatric researchers within the MGH community were celebrated March 18 at the sixth annual MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Research Day in the Simches Building.

  • Down Syndrome Day: Ben Majewski Speaks at UN

    Friday, March 21, 2014  Mass General

    Panel discussions on “Health and wellbeing – Access and equality for all” (on the occasion of World Down Syndrome Day).

  • Hitting the pavement for two special patients

    Friday, March 14, 2014  Mass General

    Aura Obando, MD, a medicine-pediatrics resident in her last year of residency will run the Boston Marathon in honor of the Sanchez-Ruballos family as part of the Mass General Marathon Team, Fighting Kids’ Cancer ... One Step at a Time.

  • People With Intellectual Disabilities Get a Say in Drug Trials

    Monday, March 10, 2014  Mass General

    Wall Street Journal article mentions Mass General Down Syndrome program.

  • Giving back, one step at a time

    Friday, March 7, 2014  Mass General

    Leeds Pierce was 10 years old when her father ran the Boston Marathon in her honor as part of the Mass General Marathon Team “Fighting Kids Cancer ... One Step at a Time.”

  • IQ-Boosting Drugs Aim to Help Down Syndrome Kids Learn

    Monday, March 3, 2014  Mass General

    Bloomberg article features Dr. Brian Skotko of the Mass General Down Syndrome program.

  • Fan favorites

    Friday, February 28, 2014  Mass General

    Boston Bruins players visited the MGHfC as part of an auction item sold during the 14th annual Storybook Ball, a fundraiser that supports MGHfC research initiatives and patient care service programs.

  • Nurses on the run

    Friday, February 28, 2014  Mass General

    Six nurses on the Blake 12 Intensive Care Unit are planning to run the 2014 Boston Marathon – five for charity teams and one as a qualified runner.

  • Can Down Syndrome Be Treated?

    Friday, February 28, 2014  Mass General

    Science Magazine article features Dr. Brian Skotko of the Mass General Down Syndrome Program.

  • Life After Cancer

    Monday, February 24, 2014  Mass General

    After eight years in remission, Meredith Johnston and her younger sister Marissa Hudson are running the Boston Marathon with the Mass General Boston Marathon Team, “Fighting Kids’ Cancer ... One Step at a Time,” to show kids that there is life after cancer.

  • Creating an Indoor Winter Wonderland

    Wednesday, February 19, 2014  Mass General

    The Child Life Team at MassGeneral Hospital for Children shares some tips for fun indoor activities to help parents have fun with their kids while avoiding the harsh winter weather.

  • In the spirit of giving

    Friday, January 31, 2014  Mass General

    On Jan. 17, Spirit Halloween Superstores representatives presented the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Child Life Department with a check for $41,775.

  • Winter wonderland

    Friday, January 31, 2014  Mass General

    The MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s Cancer Center Winterfest Program was held on Jan. 5 at the Liberty Hotel.

  • Winterfest Welcomes Wally

    Thursday, January 30, 2014  Mass General

    Mass General Hospital for Children's Cancer Center celebrated its annual Winterfest program on Sunday, January 5th at the Liberty Hotel.

  • How to stay healthy and active during the winter

    Friday, January 24, 2014  Mass General

    Christina Scirica, MD, MPH, a MassGeneral Hospital for Children pulmonologist and weight expert, offers advice on how the whole family can stay active and healthy during freezing temperatures.

  • Marathon mural inspires

    Friday, January 17, 2014  Mass General

    Little blue footprints cross a make-believe Hopkinton starting line in the newly unveiled Mass General Boston Marathon Team, “Fighting Kids’ Cancer ... One Step at a Time,” mural in the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Unit at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) on Yawkey 8.

Currently Browsing:2013

  • Childhood Obesity: The Intersection of Research, Policy, and Practice

    Friday, December 20, 2013  Research

    Research of Elsie M. Taveras, MD, MPH

  • Prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission in Botswana

    Friday, December 20, 2013  Research

    Research of Kathleen Powis, MD, MPH

  • Mechanisms of the host-microbial interaction in the human gastrointestinal tract

    Friday, December 20, 2013  Research

    Maria Rosaria Fiorentino, PhD

  • Tracking Salmonella and Fighting Leishmaniasis

    Friday, December 20, 2013  Research

    Combined Research Meeting for the Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center and Pediatric Gastroenterology Division

  • Santa's helpers

    Friday, December 20, 2013  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) patient Polina Connor, 12, gets a surprise visit and gift bag from Santa and his helpful elves in the Department of Orthopædic Surgery.

  • Winning music

    Friday, December 20, 2013  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) patient T. Jae Arnold, 7, wowed Boston Red Sox pitcher Drake Britton and catcher Ryan Lavarnway with his prowess on the xylophone during the 2013 Red Sox Holiday Trophy Tour Dec. 9.

  • Gracious gifts

    Friday, December 20, 2013  Mass General

    On Christmas Eve day, Santa Claus will make a special stop at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children to deliver gifts on behalf of the MGH Blood Donor Center.

  • Celebrity surprise

    Friday, December 20, 2013  Mass General

    MGHfC patient and future firefighter Douglas Davis, 4, of Billerica, smiles after receiving a fire truck lunch box from R&B star Robin Thicke.

  • MGHfC expands research efforts with new enterprise in Italy

    Friday, December 13, 2013  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) has partnered with the city of Salerno, Italy to establish an international research and education center.

  • Tips for enjoying the holidays with food allergies

    Friday, December 13, 2013  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s Food Allergy Center experts share their surefire tips for ensuring families with food allergies experience a happy and healthy holiday season.

  • Celiac Program at Harvard Medical School

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013  Mass General

    People with celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders soon will have something to celebrate with the recent launch of the Celiac Program at Harvard Medical School. Advancing basic and clinical research is the main goal of the partnership of experts in celiac care from Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Boston Children’s Hospital, along with collaboration in clinical and training initiatives.

  • Mural reflects Mass General Marathon Team legacy

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013  Mass General

    Little blue footprints cross the starting line in Hopkinton, or so it seems upon entering the newly unveiled Mass General Marathon Team gallery in the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Unit. The hallway mural, a physical reflection of the joy, inspiration, and hope that defines the Mass General Marathon Team, includes a montage of photos, quotes, news clippings and art capturing the team’s legacy.

  • Turner Syndrome Clinic Offers a Lifetime of Coordinated Multispecialty Care

    Sunday, December 1, 2013  Mass General

    Opened in October of 2011 under the leadership of medical geneticist Angela Lin, MD, and Lynne L. Levitsky, MD, chief of pediatric endocrinology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and joined by reproductive endocrinologist Frances Hayes, MD, in 2013, the Turner Syndrome Clinic at MGHfC provides comprehensive evaluation and individualized care for newborns, toddlers and adolescents with Turner syndrome.

  • 'Flashes of Hope' Captures Smiles on Camera

    Monday, November 25, 2013  Mass General

    As part of a Flashes of Hope photo shoot, patients and families from the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Clinic had a unique opportunity to capture special memories in professional black and white photography. The volunteer-driven organization, based in Cleveland, takes professional portraits of children with cancer or life-limiting illness as a way to honor their lives and raise funds to support cancer research.

  • SEA therapy

    Friday, November 22, 2013  Mass General

    Tina Wilkins, a biologist at the New England Aquarium and her co-worker Eric Payne launched SEA Star in 2012 to provide a small group of pediatric patients and their families with two-hour behind-the-scenes tours of the aquarium.

  • SEA therapy

    Friday, November 22, 2013  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) patients Delia Binette, 6, and Tyson LeBlanc, 7, stare transfixed at the glowing image that lights up the little room. Despite their age, both are familiar with X-ray machines and hospitals. But this X-ray is special – it shows the inside of a lookdown fish.

  • Red Sox pride

    Friday, November 22, 2013  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children patient Olivia Walker, 6, gets a close-up look at the World Series trophy

  • Celebrating community

    Friday, November 15, 2013  Mass General

    The MassGeneral Hospital for Children hosted its annual Fall for the Arts event Oct. 20 to celebrate the healing arts programs that Pediatric Oncology patients and their siblings participate in throughout the year.

  • Miracle comes full circle

    Friday, November 8, 2013  Mass General

    It all began in the early morning hours of Jan. 29. Dawn Joyner was rushed by ambulance from Logan Airport to the MGH. She was 32 weeks pregnant and experiencing severe pain.

  • Dr. Tim Buie of the Lurie Center talks to "Autism Speaks" about Patient Behavior and GI Distress

    Thursday, November 7, 2013  Mass General

    MGHfC pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Tim Buie talks to Autism Speaks about getting help for autistic children who suffer from gastrointestinal disorders. He discusses reducing behaviors linked to GI distress and provides some tips for parents on recognizing these behaviors and talking to pediatricians.

  • Fall for the Arts: A Community Celebration in Pediatric Oncology

    Monday, November 4, 2013  Mass General

    A crowd of children and their families came together for the annual Fall for the Arts event, hosted by the Mass General Hospital for Children Cancer Center on October 20th in the Yawkey Building.

  • MGH and Mass Eye and Ear make history with auditory brainstem implant surgery

    Friday, November 1, 2013  Mass General

    A team of surgeons, audiologists and nurses from the MGH and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary recently performed an auditory brainstem implant (ABI) on a 16-month-old patient – the youngest person in the U.S. to receive the device.

  • Storybook Ball draws hope

    Friday, October 25, 2013  Mass General

    If Harold, from the 1955 classic childhood storybook “Harold and the Purple Crayon,” were to draw a picture representing the 14th annual Storybook Ball, it would be a bull’s-eye. The premiere fundraising event for the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) surpassed its $20 million milestone in cumulative funds raised.

  • Fighting cancer

    Friday, October 25, 2013  Mass General

    Boston Bruins players visit MGHfC.

  • Keeping connected through the gift of technology

    Friday, October 25, 2013  Mass General

    The iPad was a gift from Ralph and Sabina Fusco of The Richard Fusco Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping cystic fibrosis patients stay connected with their family and friends, keep up with their schoolwork and maintain an optimistic outlook during often long and frequent hospital stays.

  • Spirit of Halloween

    Friday, October 25, 2013  Mass General

    Spirit Halloween Superstores have donated more than $100,000 to MGHfC through its Spirit of Children Program.

  • Shaping the delivery of care

    Friday, October 11, 2013  Mass General

    For more than a decade, the MGH Patient and Family Advisory Councils have provided communication vehicles for patients and families to share their experiences.

  • MGHfC offers support groups for children

    Friday, October 11, 2013  Mass General

    Supportive groups at The MGHfC offer a safe place for siblings of a patient with a disability or for children who have experienced the death of someone close to them.

  • Perfect Pass

    Friday, October 11, 2013  Mass General

    New England Patriots linebacker Dane Fletcher visited MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s inpatient units Oct. 8 as part of the Patriots Charitable Foundation’s Celebrate Volunteerism initiative.

  • Knowledge is power

    Friday, October 4, 2013  Mass General

    After years of planning and thanks to the help of generous donors, The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds: Developing Resilience through Engagement, Awareness and Media (DREAM) is a reality.

  • Run Raises Hope for Kids’ Cancer

    Friday, September 27, 2013  Mass General

    A record number of participants joined the annual Four Seasons Run of Hope on September 8th to raise awareness for pediatric cancer care and research at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

  • Prescribing nature and outdoor activity

    Friday, September 27, 2013  Mass General

    The Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) and MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) have teamed up to launch Outdoors Rx, an innovative program that gives health care professionals dedicated resources for prescribing regular outdoor physical activity to children.

  • You can't do that...

    Friday, September 27, 2013  Mass General

    MGHfC goes green during Slime Day, one of the several events held to celebrate National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

  • A Lifetime of Care at the Down Syndrome Program

    Wednesday, September 25, 2013  Mass General

    After expanding its doors in July of 2012, the Down Syndrome Program has grown to include numerous age-appropriate clinics, experts from Mass General, MGHfC and the Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, and multidisciplinary care along with state-of-the-art resources to provide seamless transition from pediatric to adult care.

  • Mass General Receives Extracorproeal Life Support Organization Award for Excellence

    Saturday, September 21, 2013  Clinical

    Massachusetts General Hospital has been designated as a Center of Excellence by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO), an international consortium of health care professionals and scientists who are dedicated to the development and evaluation of novel therapies for support of failing organ systems.

  • Interview: Dr. Allie Schwartz

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013  Research

    Dr. Schwartz talks about Down Syndrome with the hosts of Your Health® radio, a weekly one-hour radio talk show on patient health produced by the University of North Carolina Department of Family Medicine.

  • The truth about Molly

    Friday, September 6, 2013  Mass General

    Dr. Timothy Wilens, director of the Center for Addiction Medicine and Substance Abuse Services in Pediatric Psychopharmacology at MassGeneral for Children, discusses Molly, the new club drug that’s been associated with overdoses in New England.

  • Helping Your Teen Through a Break Up

    Wednesday, September 4, 2013  Mass General

    Ellen B. Braaten, PhD, of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Psychiatry Department offers tips on how parents can help their teens through a break up.

  • Molecular etiology of human aortic aneurysm

    Friday, August 30, 2013  Research

    Dr. Mark Lindsay conducts clinical and basic science research of aortic disease, including the clinical expression and molecular etiology of human aortic aneurysm.

  • Hirschsprung Disease: exploring its causes, consequences, and novel treatments

    Friday, August 30, 2013  Research

    Dr. Allan Goldstein researches the development of the enteric nervous system, including the causes of distal aganglionosis, causes and possible treatments of Hirschsprung-associated enterocolitis (HAEC), and neuronal cell transplantation, a novel treatment approach for Hirschsprung disease.

  • Genetic regulation of facial development

    Friday, August 30, 2013  Research

    Dr. Eric Liao, director of the Craniofacial Developmental Biology Laboratory, conducts research on the genetic regulation of facial development.

  • Teddy bear tribute

    Friday, August 30, 2013  Mass General

    A 13-year-old, who stitched and stuffed 54 bright and colorful bears, delivered them to pediatric patients at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

  • Beary Fun

    Friday, August 30, 2013  Mass General

    The Boston Bruins mascot and two of the team's Ice Girls visited the pediatric inpatient units on Aug. 23.

  • Rolling out fun

    Friday, August 16, 2013  Mass General

    Waiting for appointments in the MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s (MGHfC) Pediatric Imaging waiting room became a lot more fun this week thanks to a donation of a new Starlight Fun Center.

  • FDA sets new labeling regulations for gluten-free foods

    Friday, August 9, 2013  Mass General

    In a long-awaited step toward accurate gluten-free food labeling, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released its definition of “gluten free” to be used by food manufacturers.

  • Changing of the Guard

    Thursday, August 1, 2013  Mass General

    Every year, a seasoned group of pediatric residents complete a chapter in their training, and a fresh face of new interns walk the halls.

  • Gifford Says Goodbye

    Thursday, July 25, 2013  Mass General

    Senior Child Life Specialist Marilyn Gifford leaves behind a legacy as she retires after 29 years at Mass General Hospital for Children.

  • Sibling Rivalry Versus Sibling Bullying

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013  Mass General

    A recent study published in Pediatrics found that kids and teens exposed to an aggressive rivalry with their siblings tend to report more depression, anxiety, and anger than other kids. MassGeneral for Children Psychologist Ellen Braaten, PhD, Director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program, explains the findings and shares tips to recognize and deal with the situation.

  • Playing It Cool In The Heat

    Friday, July 19, 2013  Mass General

    The Child Life Team at MassGeneral Hospital for Children shares some tips for fun indoor activities to help parents have fun with their kids while avoiding the heat.

  • Making waves

    Friday, July 19, 2013  Mass General

    On July 12, 80 swimmers – alongside former Olympic athletes – plunged into Boston Harbor, braving the cold, choppy waters to raise money for pediatric cancer programs and research as part of the 20th annual Swim Across America (SAA) event.

  • #1 in New England, #2 in the nation

    Tuesday, July 16, 2013  Mass General

    U.S. News & World Report ranks Massachusetts General Hospital among the top hospitals in America based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 specialties.

  • Designated glitter

    Friday, July 12, 2013  Mass General

    Red Sox slugger David Ortiz visits MGHfC patients after presenting the hospital with a $20,000 donation from the David Ortiz Children’s Fund.

  • Designated glitter

    Friday, July 12, 2013  Mass General

    Red Sox slugger David Ortiz visits MGHfC patients after presenting the hospital with a $20,000 donation from the David Ortiz Children’s Fund.

  • Residents and fellows storm the State House

    Friday, July 12, 2013  Mass General

    Residents and fellows from pediatric residency programs throughout the state joined in an effort to advocate for children during the annual Residents and Fellows Day at the Massachusetts State House (RFDASH).

  • Study: Pediatric practices offer smoking cessation help to parents of their patients

    Friday, June 28, 2013  Mass General

    Finally some good news for parents who smoke: they may now be able to get help quitting from an unlikely source, their child’s doctor.

  • Bubbles and books brighten MGHfC patients

    Wednesday, June 19, 2013  Mass General

    Bubbles and songs burst from the Ellison 17 playroom on June 10 as Paul Carafotes read his children’s book “The Adventures of Charlie Bubbles!” to MGHfC patients.

  • Honorees shine at sixth annual MGH Cancer Center gala

    Friday, June 14, 2013  Mass General

    On June 5, the MGH Cancer Center hosted the sixth annual the one hundred gala. Hosted by actor and Newton native John Krasinski, the fundraiser attracted some 900 attendees, raised more than $1.3 million, and honored 100 individuals and organizations for their commitment and contributions to the fight against cancer.

  • Pediatric Nursing Staff Receives Yvonne L. Munn Research Award

    Thursday, June 6, 2013  Mass General

    Arlene Kelleher, RN, Nursing Director of the Pediatric ICU, Brenda Miller, RN, Nursing Director of Ellison 17 and 18, and staff win the Yvonne L. Munn Nursing Research Award.

  • We Remember

    Thursday, May 30, 2013  Mass General

    With a month gone by, the tragic events of the Boston Marathon are fading into the fabric of our memories. But as our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to those affected by tragedy, we at MassGeneral Hospital for Children also remember the original glory and purity of the day, and the strength we’ve shown to carry on.

  • Gluten-Free Diet Myths Examined in HuffPo

    Monday, May 20, 2013  Mass General

    Dr. Alessio Fasano, director of the Center for Celiac Research at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, separates the myths from the realities about the gluten-free diet in this video with Huffington Post science editor Jacqueline Howard.

  • Goldstein named chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery

    Friday, May 17, 2013  Mass General

    Allan Goldstein, MD, FACS, director of the Pediatric Neurogastroenterology Program, has been appointed chief of the Division of Pediatric Surgery for MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and will lead the division’s clinical, education, research and community service activities.

  • What everyone should know about mumps

    Friday, May 17, 2013  Mass General

    Mark Pasternack, MD, chief of Pediatric Infectious Disease at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, answers questions about mumps, an acute and highly contagious viral illness.

  • A song from the heart

    Friday, May 3, 2013  Mass General

    Actress Lauren Potter from the “Glee” television show cast visited pediatric patients at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

  • With Down syndrome diagnoses comes a wrenching choice

    Wednesday, May 1, 2013  Mass General

    As prenatal tests proliferate and come earlier, more couples are arriving at a medical crossroads.

  • Life with Down syndrome is full of possibilities

    Wednesday, May 1, 2013  Mass General

    The lives of the 250,000 Americans with Down syndrome today are radically different than a generation ago.

  • Fellows and Families Ask Important Questions

    Tuesday, April 30, 2013  Mass General

    Parents and fellows gathered for the unique opportunity to ask pressing questions they normally would not be comfortable asking in a clinical setting at the Family Advisory Council luncheon on April 5th.

  • 2013 Boston Marathon teams

    Friday, April 26, 2013  Mass General

    Photo montage of members of the 2013 Boston Marathon teams

  • Some happy amongst the sad, Dr. Runs for Fallen Angel

    Wednesday, April 24, 2013  Mass General

    Karen Livernois writes about the care her daughter Yvie received at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and Dr. Avi Traum's request to run the Boston Marathon in memory of Yvie.

  • Tips For Parents At Home In Lockdown With Kids

    Friday, April 19, 2013  Mass General

    Gene Beresin, MD, director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training at Massachusetts General Hospital and director of the MGH Center for Mental Health and Media, offers advice for parents at home with their kids in lockdown, as law enforcement continues its investigation.

  • How to Talk to Kids Following the Boston Marathon Explosion

    Tuesday, April 16, 2013  Mass General

    Gene Beresin, MD, director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training at Massachusetts General Hospital and director of the MGH Center for Mental Health and Media, shares advice on how to talk to children and teenagers after the Boston Marathon explosion incident.

  • Expanding the Spectrum of Gluten-Related Disorders

    Monday, April 15, 2013  Research

    Transcending the disciplines of microbiology, molecular and cell biology, and physiology, Dr. Alessio Fasano’s research focuses on the mucosal biology of the gut. By focusing on the “cross talk” between enteric pathogens and their hosts, Dr. Fasano’s group has elucidated various organs and cell functions involved in health and disease, including inflammatory and autoimmune disorders.

  • Connecting innate and adaptive immunity

    Monday, April 15, 2013  Research

    Research of Anna Sokolovska, PhD, Research Associate, Developmental Immunology Laboratory, Department of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

  • Research of Ryan Carroll, MD, MPH

    Monday, April 15, 2013  Research

    Drs. Warren Zapol and Ryan Carroll of the Anesthesiology Center for Critical Care Research and are currently leading a phase II clinical trial in the safety and efficacy of inhaled nitric oxide as an adjunctive treatment for pediatric patients with cerebral malaria in Uganda (ClinicalTrial.gov: NCT01388842).

  • Research of Ronald Thibert, DO, MsPH

    Monday, April 15, 2013  Research

    Ronald Thibert, DO, MsPH is a pediatric epileptologist in the Pediatric Epilepsy Program at MGHfC and the Lurie Center for Autism, specializing in the treatment of children with difficult to control seizures. He has a special interest in children with autistic spectrum disorders, especially those with Angelman syndrome and duplications of chromosome 15q (Dup15q). He is the director of both the Angelman syndrome clinic and the Dup15q Center at MGHfC and the Lurie Center and the majority of his clinical research focuses on the treatment of seizures in these 2 genetic disorders.

  • National Quality Forum Endorses Pediatric Symptom Checklist

    Friday, April 12, 2013  Mass General

    The National Quality Forum endorses the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Pediatric Symptom Checklist, a screening questionnaire used by pediatricians to improve the recognition and treatment of psychosocial problems in children.

  • Aspire Gala raises nearly $1.4 million for MGHfC

    Friday, April 12, 2013  Mass General

    More than 900 people turned out for this year’s Aspire Spring Gala, which raised nearly $1.4 million to support the MassGeneral Hospital for Children program that helps children, teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorders develop the social skills critical for success at home, school and within the community.

  • Child Protection Consultation Team offers support, training

    Friday, April 12, 2013  Mass General

    Training, supporting and closely collaborating with clinicians are key roles of the MGH Child Protection Consultation Team, which is available 24 hours, seven days a week to ensure staff always have a person to turn to when dealing with child abuse or suspected maltreatment cases.

  • High-tech imagery helps surgeons combat epilepsy

    Monday, April 8, 2013  Clinical

    The Boston Globe reports on imaging's role in surgery as a growing treatment option for children with epilepsy.

  • A spring tradition

    Friday, April 5, 2013  Mass General

    MGHfC hosts annual spring egg hunt.

  • Following in her father’s footsteps

    Friday, April 5, 2013  Mass General

    For Michael Shea, his fifth time running the Boston Marathon as part of the Mass General Marathon Team will be unique because he will have his inspiration – his daughter Elizabeth – running alongside him.

  • Olivia Finds Her Voice

    Thursday, April 4, 2013  Mass General

    Lifechanging airway surgeries allow 3-year-old MGHfC patient Olivia Cabral to talk for the very first time.

  • Make Gluten-Free Food Safe for Patients and Consumers

    Monday, April 1, 2013  Mass General

    Calling for action on the final steps before implementation of safe gluten-free labeling regulations, Dr. Alessio Fasano joined Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) in an Op-Ed published in the Huffington Post Healthy Living section on April 3.

  • A slam dunk for the Lurie Center

    Friday, March 29, 2013  Mass General

    THE LURIE CENTER FOR AUTISM at the MGH and MassGeneral Hospital for Children was one of the beneficiaries of the 14th annual Full Court Charity Challenge March 16 at Basketball City in Boston.

  • MGHfC hosts fifth annual Research Day

    Friday, March 22, 2013  Mass General

    FOR MASSGENERAL HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN Physician-in-Chief Ronald Kleinman, MD, the highlight of the fifth annual MGHfC Research Day was the thought-provoking conversations he had with pediatric researchers. “It’s really remarkable how integrated our research is within a set of highly diverse themes,” says Kleinman. “That tells me we are really coming together as a research community here and helping each other to grow.”

  • Anniversary of a promise

    Friday, March 22, 2013  Mass General

    WHEN SHE CROSSES THE FINISH LINE as a member of the 2013 Mass General Boston Marathon Team on April 15, Lindsey Beggan’s life will have come full circle. It was 15 years ago, on the day of the team’s first marathon, that Beggan was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare bone disease. It also was the day her father made her a promise.

  • An ‘Angel’ Remembered

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013  Mass General

    Family, friends and staff gather to honor MGHfC patient Christopher Driscoll, 18, who passed away January 22.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Bonnie Monahan

    Monday, March 18, 2013  Mass General

    Bonnie Monahan explains why she is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Caroline Armington

    Monday, March 18, 2013  Mass General

    Caroline Armington explains why she is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Rachael Higgins

    Monday, March 18, 2013  Mass General

    Rachael Higgins explains why she is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Howard Weinstein, MD

    Monday, March 18, 2013  Mass General

    Howard Weinstein explains why he is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Erica Masini

    Monday, March 18, 2013  Mass General

    Erica Masini explains why she is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Karin Sachs Wood

    Monday, March 18, 2013  Mass General

    Karin Sachs Wood explains why she is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Scott Hilt

    Monday, March 18, 2013  Mass General

    Scott Hilt explains why he is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Margo Smith

    Monday, March 18, 2013  Mass General

    Margo Smith explains why she is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Featured Runners: Marathon 2013

    Monday, March 18, 2013  Mass General

    In 1998, Dr. Howard Weinstein, chief of Pediatric Hematology / Oncology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, founded the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time. Meet this year's runners.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Kenny Shann

    Monday, March 18, 2013  Mass General

    Kenny Shann explains why he is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Megan Hall

    Monday, March 18, 2013  Mass General

    Megan Hall explains why she is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • New Family-Friendly Center for Perioperative Care Opens

    Thursday, March 14, 2013  Mass General

    Separate pediatric and adult waiting areas and patient bays transform the Mass General Center for Perioperative Care.

  • Time for Tea with the FAC

    Friday, March 8, 2013  Mass General

    As a way to spread the word about the work of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Family Advisory Council hosted a special Tea Time event on the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units.

  • Time for Tea with the FAC

    Thursday, February 28, 2013  Mass General

    Family Advisory Council hosts tea and cupcakes event in the NICU and PICU.

  • Who Has the Guts for Gluten?

    Saturday, February 23, 2013  Mass General

    New York Times article features Alessio Fasano, MD, of the Center for Celiac Research & Treatment at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

  • Love Is In the Air at MGHfC

    Friday, February 15, 2013  Mass General

    Hugs and kisses melted hearts at the annual Angels Above Valentine's Day party at MGHfC.

  • A ring of pride

    Friday, February 15, 2013  Mass General

    Boston Bruins players visit the MassGeneral Hospital for Children as part of an auction item sold during the 13th annual Storybook Ball.

  • MGHfC gets a Halloween treat

    Friday, February 8, 2013  Mass General

    Spirit Halloween SuperStores representatives Dan Mathis and Michael Cutting presented the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Child Life Department with a check for $33,840 on Feb. 5.

  • Division of General Pediatrics welcomes new chief

    Friday, February 1, 2013  Mass General

    The MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) will welcome Elsie Taveras, MD, as the new chief of the Division of General Pediatrics on April 1.

  • Challenging Asperger's at Camp

    Friday, January 25, 2013  Mass General

    Aspire tailors its therapeutic Summer Camp program for children with Asperger’s Syndrome and related Autism Spectrum Disorders.

  • Center for Celiac Research joins MGHfC

    Friday, January 25, 2013  Mass General

    After nearly two decades of providing clinical care for patients and conducting innovative research on celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders, the Center for Celiac Research has relocated from Baltimore to Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGHfC), as part of the MGHfC’s newly renamed Mucosal Immunology and Biology Research Center.

  • Lessons learned through pages turned

    Friday, January 25, 2013  Mass General

    When it came time for Bryn Seltzer, 13, of Needham, to choose her bat mitzvah project, she knew she wanted to give back to the Pediatric Epilepsy Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), which had cared for her since she was 6 years old.

  • Sharing the magic of Disney

    Friday, January 18, 2013  Mass General

    Former patient and Disney enthusiast donates collectibles to MGHfC.

  • Winterfest wows with a memorable afternoon

    Friday, January 18, 2013  Mass General

    More than 150 children and their families turned out to the annual Winterfest celebration, hosted by the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Cancer Center Jan. 13 at the Liberty Hotel.

  • Doctors Finding it Easier to Diagnose Down Syndrome

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013  Mass General

    Interview with Dr. Brian Skotko, co-director of the Mass General Down Syndrome Program on FOX25 News.

  • Blood Donor Center Moving On Up

    Monday, January 14, 2013  Mass General

    In March, the Mass General Blood Donor Center will temporarily move from the Gray lobby to the 12th floor of the White building. The move will facilitate the renovation of the existing donor center, which will include a modern redesign with a more open floor plan.

  • Surprise visit

    Friday, January 11, 2013  Mass General

    Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz visits MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

  • Red Sox Foundation recognizes Operation Airway

    Monday, January 7, 2013  Mass General

    On September 21, the Red Sox foundation recognized Operation Airway with a $5,000 check as part of the “100 Acts of Kindness” campaign in honor of Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary.

  • Interview with Dr. Alessio Fasano on the Center for Celiac Research — Past & Future

    Monday, January 7, 2013  Mass General

    Dr. Alessio Fasano, director of the Center for Celiac Research, speaks with Jules Shepard on The Gluten Free Voice Radio Show to discuss the Center’s future and the move to MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

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  • Research Shows Violent Media Do Not Cause Violent Behavior

    Wednesday, December 26, 2012  Mass General

    Gene Beresin, MD, director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training at Massachusetts General Hospital and director of the MGH Center for Mental Health and Media, and Steve Schlozman, MD, examine research that shows no causal relationship between violent games and violent behavior. They also offer advice for parents on TV watching and video game playing.

  • Multisystem Studies Speed Understanding of Innate Immunity

    Monday, December 24, 2012  Mass General

    Recent work at the MassGeneral for Hospital Children’s Developmental Immunology Program reveals potential therapeutic targets for staph-related infections, inflammatory bowel disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and atherosclerosis.

  • Bruins score with annual toy delivery

    Friday, December 21, 2012  Mass General

    Boston Bruins alumni visit pediatric patients at MGHfC.

  • The gift of giving

    Friday, December 21, 2012  Mass General

    MGH Blood Donor Center celebrates the holiday season.

  • Holiday home run

    Friday, December 21, 2012  Mass General

    The Boston Red Sox Holiday Caravan visits MGHfC.

  • Santa, elves and penguins too!

    Friday, December 21, 2012  Mass General

    The Department of Orthopædic Surgery Oncology Service arranged a special holiday visit from Santa, Mrs. Claus and their penguin friends to pediatric patients.

  • Helping Families During Medical Crises

    Thursday, December 20, 2012  Mass General

    When a family is hit with a medical crisis, it often feels as though the world is turned upside down. It is during these challenging times that friends and other family members’ support becomes invaluable.

  • No Connection Between School Shooting and Asperger's Syndrome

    Monday, December 17, 2012  Mass General

    In a blog post shared here, D. Scott McLeod, PhD, a MassGeneral Hospital for Children psychologist and executive director of Aspire Program, says persons with ASD are no more likely to commit a violent act than persons not on the autism spectrum.

  • Research of Brian Cummings, MD

    Friday, December 14, 2012  Research

    Dr. Cumming's research has found no significant cardiovascular side effects in continuous sedation of dexmedetomidine without a loading dose in critically ill children for infusions up to 24 hours.

  • Research of Cassandra Michelle Kelleher, MD

    Friday, December 14, 2012  Research

    Dr. Kelleher's laboratory has created a mouse lung culture model to study how alveoli form and is using the model to identify therapies that may help newborns with lung diseases.

  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Premature Infants

    Friday, December 14, 2012  Research

    Premature birth remains one of the most challenging problems in pediatrics. The implementation of sophisticated technologies and neonatal specific interventions have contributed to an increase in survival among very low-birth-weight-infants from 15% to 75% over the past decade. However, with these gains in survival, morbidity related to immaturity of gastrointestinal function has increased significantly. Infants who previously would have succumbed to complications associated with prematurity and low birth weight are surviving, but often with impaired growth and neurodevelopment as a result of gastrointestinal complications such as necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).

  • Master’s Program in Clinical and Translational Investigation at Harvard Medical School

    Friday, December 14, 2012  Research

    Physician-scientists are able to see the full picture: With firsthand exposure to patients, they understand the human side of disease. And with skilled laboratory training, they have the necessary tools to develop therapies to manage disease.

  • Reaction from the winner of the Pilot Feasibility Award, 2011

    Friday, December 14, 2012  Research

    Jamie Micco, PhD, of the Department of Psychiatry, received the Research Pilot and Feasibility Award from the Research Council in July, 2011, and used it to support a study of the development of cognitive biases in young children (ages 4-7) of parents with a history of anxiety disorders.

  • Reaction from a winner of the Clinical Effectiveness Award 2012

    Friday, December 14, 2012  Research

    Peter P. Moschovis, MD, MPH, a research fellow in pulmonary critical care at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, won the 2012 Clinical Effectiveness Award from the Research Council.

  • 12:12 on 12-12-12

    Friday, December 14, 2012  Mass General

    Noelle Joy Klinker knows how to make an entrance – she was welcomed into the world at 12:12 pm on 12-12-12, a moment that comes along just once every 100 years.

  • How Can Parents Help Children After a National Tragedy?

    Friday, December 14, 2012  Mass General

    Gene Beresin, MD, director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training at Massachusetts General Hospital and director of the MGH Center for Mental Health and Media, shares advice on how to talk to children and teenagers after a national tragedy.

  • Comfort and Support after Loss Memorial Service

    Monday, December 10, 2012  Mass General

    The 21st annual Pediatric, Neonatal and Obstetric Memorial Service was held at Mass General Hospital for Children on November 4. The service is dedicated to MGH families who have experienced the death of a child, from infancy through adolescence, including miscarriage or stillbirth.

  • Tips for Travel

    Friday, December 7, 2012  Mass General

    Traveling with children who have food allergies can be challenging, but with a little preparation, you don’t need to stay home.

  • Food Allergy Center Research Provides Hope for Future Treatment of Food Allergies

    Friday, December 7, 2012  Mass General

    The Food Allergy Center strives to answer why some people react to certain foods. Research provides hope for future treatment of patients with food allergies.

  • A Nurse Who Wears Many Hats

    Friday, December 7, 2012  Mass General

    As both a pediatric allergy and pulmonary nurse and mother of children with food allergies, Lisa provides an insight into the emerging food allergy developments.

  • MGHfC programs offer support for staff, patients and families

    Friday, December 7, 2012  Mass General

    MGHfC hosts Tea and Empathy program and Pediatric, Neonatal and Obstetric Memorial Service.

  • Breakthrough cystic fibrosis drug gives hope, transforms lives

    Thursday, December 6, 2012  Mass General

    Praised by experts as a breakthrough for patients with a particular form of cystic fibrosis, ivacaftor was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in January 2012 and is the first of its kind to treat the underlying defects of the disease, rather than manage its symptoms.

  • Celebrating the Arts in Pediatric Oncology

    Thursday, December 6, 2012  Mass General

    Nearly twenty patients and their families gathered November 12 for a night of crafts, music and art awards hosted by the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Unit at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

  • Interview: Dr. Brian Skotko

    Friday, November 30, 2012  Mass General

    New numbers show about 4,700 babies are born each year with Down Syndrome. That's down according to Down Syndrome Education USA.

  • Taking a Deep Breath: Avoiding Holiday Stress

    Thursday, November 29, 2012  Mass General

    Gene Beresin, MD, and Steve Schlozman, MD, of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Psychiatry Department offer advice to parents on managing holiday stress.

  • MGHfC launches new clinics and program

    Friday, November 9, 2012  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children(MGHFC) recently rolled out two new clinics – the Angelman Syndrome Clinic and the Child and Adolescent Medical Psychiatry (ChAMP) Clinic – and a new weight and asthma program, Inspired Health.

  • Ben Majewski: Una vida intensa y plena

    Friday, November 2, 2012  Mass General

    Profile of Ben Majewski, Self-Advocate Resource Specialist at the Mass General Down Syndrome Program, in the journal "Sindrome de Down: Vida Adulta," from the Fundación Iberoamericana Down 21 in Madrid, Spain. Article is in Spanish.

  • MGHfC patients treated to ‘spooktacular’ events

    Friday, November 2, 2012  Mass General

    Princesses, punk rockers, skeletons and ghouls paraded through the halls of MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) during a month-long celebration of “spooktacular” Halloween events.

  • A lasting friendship for two families

    Friday, October 26, 2012  Mass General

    Twenty-five years after their sons were diagnosed with leukemia, the Masserys and Donnellans remain close friends -- and the two young men are now long cancer free.

  • Storybook Ball supports MGHfC nutrition, music and art therapy

    Friday, October 26, 2012  Mass General

    The 13th annual Storybook Ball Oct. 20 at the Museum of Fine Arts raised more than $1.3 million.

  • In General: James M. Perrin, MD

    Friday, October 26, 2012  Mass General

    In General awards and honors

  • Storybook Ball Raises More Than $1.3 Million for MGHfC

    Thursday, October 25, 2012  Mass General

    More than $1.3 million was raised for MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) at the 13th annual Storybook Ball Oct. 20 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

  • Thirteen tips to Navigate the Holidays Joyfully and Safely

    Thursday, October 25, 2012  Mass General

    Shift the focus from holiday foods and plan memorable holiday activities for your children to enjoy this season that are safe and free from allergens.

  • PICU Study Finds Telemedicine Feasible for Remotely Managing Care

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012  Clinical

    In a recent study, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) found that nighttime telemedicine linking staff intensivists on overnight home-call with PICU bedside care providers, patients and their families is technologically feasible and beneficial for remotely managing critically ill patients.

  • Celebrating 101 Years of the Department of Pediatrics

    Monday, October 22, 2012  Mass General

    Friends from far and wide gathered to celebrate 101 years of the Department of Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital on Friday, October 12.

  • Ether Day: MGHfC Celebrates Longtime Employees

    Monday, October 22, 2012  Mass General

    This year, over 3,400 employees were honored and given pins and ribbons for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 and 65 years of service at the Ether Day event on October 14 under the Bullfinch tent.

  • In General: Oct. 19, 2012

    Friday, October 19, 2012  Mass General

    In General: Oct. 19, 2012

  • Loring School Little Buddy Challenge

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012  Mass General

    SudburyPatch article includes mention of the Mass General Down Syndrome Program and Dr. Brian Skotko.

  • Halloween Safety Tips

    Monday, October 15, 2012  Mass General

    The pediatric nursing staff at MassGeneral Hospital for Children offers suggestions on how to keep your trick or treating safe and your holiday trouble free.

  • Mom Empowers Families to Understand Rounds

    Friday, October 12, 2012  Mass General

    Sarah Santos, mother of an MGHfC patient, partners with the Family Advisory Council to create an educational document informing patients and families about their role during the medical team’s morning rounds.

  • How to Prepare for the Upcoming Flu Season

    Friday, October 12, 2012  Mass General

    Pediatric infectious disease specialist Jason Harris, MD, answers questions about the 2012-2013 flu season and how you can protect your family against the flu.

  • Celebrating Amazing Moms

    Friday, October 5, 2012  Mass General

    A Sept. 9 celebration at the Liberty Hotel honored a special group of mothers – moms of childhood cancer survivors and childhood cancer patients currently in treatment at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

  • Christopher J. McDougle, MD, honored by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    Monday, September 24, 2012  Mass General

    The George Tarjan Award recognizes a child and adolescent psychiatrist who has made significant contributions in a lifetime career or single seminal work to the understanding or care of those with developmental disabilities. These contributions must have national and/or international stature and clearly demonstrate lasting effects.

  • Christopher J. McDougle, MD, named among top 1% of doctors by U.S. News & World Report

    Monday, September 24, 2012  Mass General

    Dr. McDougle is listed among the top 1% of doctors in the nation in the specialty of child and adolescent psychiatry.

  • When Is My Child’s Snoring a Problem?

    Friday, September 21, 2012  Mass General

    Craig Canapari, MD, a MassGeneral Hospital for Children pulmonologist and sleep expert, answers questions about the American Academy of Pediatrics’ revised sleep apnea guidelines, which say all children and teens who frequently snore should be evaluated for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), all children with OSA and enlarged tonsils should consider having their tonsils removed, and all children who undergo tonsil removal surgery should be re-evaluated for sleep apnea and consider alternate treatments if their condition has not improved.

  • Taking Time to Celebrate Amazing Moms

    Friday, September 21, 2012  Mass General

    On September 9, the Celebrating Amazing Moms event in the Liberty Hotel honored a special group of mothers – moms of childhood cancer survivors and childhood cancer patients currently in treatment at the Center for Pediatric Hematology-Oncology clinic at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

  • Lurie Center joins largest study of drug to treat social impairment

    Friday, September 21, 2012  Mass General

    The Lurie Center for Autism at MassGeneral Hospital for Children will take part in a $12.6 million study of the effectiveness of using intranasal oxytocin – a hormone believed to be important in the formation of social bonds – to treat impaired social relatedness in children and teens with autism spectrum disorders.

  • Hyundai donates $250,000 to MGHfC

    Friday, September 14, 2012  Mass General

    For the third consecutive year, Hyundai Hope on Wheels presented MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) with a $250,000 check to support pediatric cancer research.

  • Lurie Center Part of the Largest Drug Study for Treatment of Impaired Social Relatedness in Autism

    Friday, September 14, 2012  Mass General

    The Lurie Center for Autism will take part in the largest study ever done on a medication to treat impaired social relatedness in children and teenagers with autism spectrum disorders.

  • Could a ban on large soft drinks be effective?

    Friday, September 14, 2012  Mass General

    Christina Scirica, MD, MPH, a MassGeneral Hospital for Children pulmonologist and weight expert, answers questions on the potential effectiveness of the New York City ban on the sale of sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces at restaurants that was passed September 7, 2012.

  • Could banning large soft drinks be effective in the fight against obesity?

    Friday, September 14, 2012  Mass General

    Christina Scirica, MD, MPH, a MassGeneral Hospital for Children pulmonologist and weight expert, answers questions on the potential effectiveness of the New York City ban on the sale of sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces at restaurants, delis, sports facilities, and street vendors that was passed September 7, 2012.

  • AAP revises circumcision policy, says benefits outweigh risks

    Friday, September 7, 2012  Clinical

    Marvin Wang, MD, co-director of Newborn Nurseries at MassGeneral Hospital for Children answers questions about the newly updated American Academy of Pediatrics policy, which states the health benefits outweigh the risks of circumcision.

  • Surfers make a splash at MGHfC

    Friday, September 7, 2012  Mass General

    Surfers from the Mauli Ola Foundation visited MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) patients on Aug. 27.

  • A Healthy Start Back to School

    Wednesday, August 29, 2012  Mass General

    Christina Scirica, MD, a MassGeneral Hospital for Children pulmonologist and weight expert, shares tips on how parents can help their kids kick off the new school year with healthy eating and activity habits.

  • NASA astronaut visit a blast for patients and staff

    Friday, August 24, 2012  Mass General

    NASA astronaut Stephen Bowen, a Massachusetts native who has been on three flights to the International Space Station, visited the MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s inpatient units.

  • Summer sundaes

    Friday, August 24, 2012  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Family Advisory Council hosted an Ice Cream Social on Aug. 21.

  • Back to School Psychology 101: Tips for Parents

    Friday, August 24, 2012  Mass General

    Steve Schlozman, MD, and Gene Beresin, MD, of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Psychiatry Department offer advice to parents on helping their teens and young children transition back to school.

  • Back to School Psychology 101: Tips for Parents

    Friday, August 24, 2012  Mass General

    Steve Schlozman, MD, and Gene Beresin, MD, of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Psychiatry Department offer advice to parents on helping their teens and young children transition back to school.

  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children Weight Center: Collaborative Research

    Thursday, August 23, 2012  Research

    Obesity is a unique medical problem because it affects a large proportion of the population across the entire lifespan, causes comorbidities in virtually every organ system including mental health and social functioning, typically affects several members of the same family, and is remarkably refractory to treatment. Accordingly, the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Weight Center is a unique program, with the following goals: multidisciplinary clinical care for children with obesity, lifespan approach, collaborative research.

  • Breastfeeding and the Development of Allergic Disease

    Thursday, August 23, 2012  Research

    In addition to practicing pediatric allergy/immunology at MGHfC and the Newton-Wellesley Hospital outpatient Pediatric Specialty Ambulatory Care Center, Dr. Iyengar conducts translational research on breast milk factors implicated in the development of allergic disease. As an Associate Investigator of the Harvard Clinical Nutrition Research Center (HCNRC) at MGH, she studies the role of breast milk in modulating gut mucosal responses in allergic disease.

  • Studying the Genetics of Early-Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Thursday, August 23, 2012  Research

    Dr. Moran is a pediatric gastroenterologist who practices clinically in the Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Programs at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and Newton Wellesley Hospital. He conducts clinical and basic science research to better understand the cause of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

  • Microvillus inclusion disease (MVID): clathrin and intestinal polarity

    Thursday, August 23, 2012  Research

    Dr. Zhang studies microvillus inclusion disease (MVID), an inherited intestinal failure syndrome of infancy. She currently works in Dr. Verena Gobel's laboratory in Developmental Gastroenterology.

  • Healthcare Career Day at Camp Harbor View

    Thursday, August 23, 2012  Mass General

    This summer, MassGeneral Hospital for Children staff participated in the Partners Health Explorers Program at Camp Harbor View during two career fair days. The fair days helped campers learn about health professionals and their careers through hands-on activities and games.

  • NASA Astronaut Inspires Pediatric Patients and Staff

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012  Mass General

    Stephen Bowen, a Massachusetts native who has been on three spaceflights to the International Space Station, visited the MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s inpatient units, the PICU and the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Unit on Aug. 17 to promote “Destination: Station,” NASA’s International Space Station exhibit featured at the Museum of Science now through Labor Day.

  • Perrin for President of the AAP

    Tuesday, August 21, 2012  Mass General

    James M. Perrin, MD, FAAP, professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and chief of general pediatrics at MassGeneral Hospital for Children for over 25 years, is running for the presidency of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). A passionate public policy leader, Perrin shares his background and objectives, and encourages members of the Academy to vote in the 2012 election starting August 31st through September.

  • MGHfC physicians engage with ‘mommy bloggers’

    Friday, August 17, 2012  Mass General

    Nine local mothers who blog about parenthood visited MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) on July 31 to meet MGHfC physicians and learn about three popular pediatric health topics – obesity, food allergy and sleep behavioral disorders.

  • Crushing Cancer

    Monday, August 6, 2012  Mass General

    After their 8-year-old son had a successful brain tumor surgery in their home state of Washington, Joe and Leigh McGraw chose to take Tommy to MassGeneral Hospital for Children's Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy Center for targeted treatment. The McGraw's share the story of their experience at MGHfC in the letter and video below.

  • What are the differences between oral immunotherapy and food challenges?

    Friday, August 3, 2012  Clinical

    Wayne Shreffler, MD, PhD, division chief of Pediatric Allergy & Immunology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and director of the Food Allergy Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, explains the differences between food challenges, which are established methods of care, and oral immunotherapy, which is still in research.

  • Bruins player surprises pediatric patients

    Friday, August 3, 2012  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children recently welcomed Shawn Thornton, left wing for the Boston Bruins. Thornton visited children July 26 in the Ellison 18 inpatient pediatric unit and the Yawkey 8 Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Clinic.

  • MGH and MGfC launch new Down syndrome program

    Friday, July 27, 2012  Mass General

    The MGH and MassGeneral Hospital for Children have launched one of the only comprehensive adult and pediatric Down syndrome programs in the nation.

  • Talking to Kids about the Movie Theater Shooting in Colorado

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012  Mass General

    Gene Beresin, MD, co-director of the Center for Mental Health and Media and medical director of the MGH Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic, shares advice on how to talk to children and teenagers about the recent shooting at the movie theater in Aurora, CO.

  • Rethinking Spanking

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012  Mass General

    In response to new research exploring the controversial practice of spanking, MassGeneral Hospital for Children physicians Peter Greenspan, MD, and Raymond Levy, PsyD, share their stance and offer advice to parents on how to discipline kids without the use of violence.

  • Ben Majewski Inspires Down Syndrome Clinics

    Friday, July 20, 2012  Clinical

    Ben Majewski, Resource Specialist in the MassGeneral Hospital Down Syndrome Program, tells clinical leaders at a national conference that they should hire a person with Down syndrome.

  • Diagnosing and Treating Food Allergy in Pediatric Patients

    Monday, July 16, 2012  Mass General

    Food allergy is an immune-based disease affecting an estimated 5 percent of children younger than age 5 and 4 percent of teens and adults.

  • Duck Tour makes a splash

    Friday, July 13, 2012  Mass General

    On a sunny Saturday afternoon in June, a group of MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) patients and their families climbed aboard a Boston Duck Tours vehicle for a special tour of the city.

  • MGHfC Opens State-of-the-Art Pediatric Endoscopy Suite

    Sunday, July 1, 2012  Clinical

    MGHfC opened a new, state-of-the-art pediatric endoscopy suite in February 2012. It combines the most advanced technologies for endoscopic diagnosis and treatment with a physical layout and care model geared for the comfort of pediatric patients and their families.

  • Theodore Roosevelt Association donates teddy bears

    Friday, June 29, 2012  Mass General

    On June 15, members of the Boston College men’s ice hockey team – winners of the 2012 national college hockey championship – visited pediatric patients and handed out cuddly toy bears donated by the Theodore Roosevelt Association’s (TRA) Teddy’s Bears for Kids New England Chapter.

  • Grant helps transform primary care

    Friday, June 29, 2012  Mass General

    The MGH General Medicine Division recently was honored with a $1 million grant from the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care to help transform primary care within MGH practices.

  • Food Allergy Center Summer Newsletter

    Thursday, June 28, 2012  Mass General

    Read about summer camp and your food allergic child, allergy anxiety, new books for parents and more in the summer Pediatric Food Allergy Center newsletter

  • Down Syndrome: One Family's Decision

    Thursday, June 28, 2012  Mass General

    From WCVB-TV, Ch. 5, segment quotes MGHfC physician Brian Skotko, MD, MPP.

  • Earlier, Easier Down Syndrome Test

    Thursday, June 28, 2012  Mass General

    From WCVB-TV, Ch. 5, segment quotes MGHfC physician Brian Skotko, MD, MPP.

  • Will New Mass. Law Discourage Women from Aborting Fetuses with Down Syndrome?

    Thursday, June 28, 2012  Mass General

    From Time Magazine, article quotes MGHfC physician Brian Skotko, MD, MPP.

  • Make Way for Ducklings

    Tuesday, June 26, 2012  Mass General

    On June 23, precious cargo piled aboard a Boston Duck Tours boat for a ride around the city.

  • Boston College Hockey Players Hand Out Teddy Bears

    Tuesday, June 26, 2012  Mass General

    Smiles abounded in the pediatric inpatient units on June 15 when members of the 2012 National Champion Boston College Men’s Ice Hockey Team handed out teddy bears in honor of Theodore Roosevelt Association’s Teddy Bear Celebration Event.

  • A Premature Baby Follows Her Dreams

    Monday, June 25, 2012  Mass General

    An early surprise to her family, former MassGeneral Hospital for Children patient Keri White was born premature at 28 weeks in her Newton, New Hampshire home. Although she has faced many challenges growing up, Keri has proven herself as a fighter and is pursuing her passion.

  • Quality and Safety Mini Grant Program Update

    Saturday, June 23, 2012  Mass General

    In its second year of the Mini Grant Program, the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Quality and Safety Team awarded grants to four projects including a NICU nutrition and growth program, and a safe patient handoff checklist.

  • Teaming Up for Impact

    Saturday, June 23, 2012  Mass General

    MGHfC has partnered with Team IMPACT, a Boston-based non-profit that connects kids battling life-limiting health issues with college sports teams across the northeast.

  • Chris McDougle, MD, Named to Nancy Lurie Marks Professorship

    Thursday, June 14, 2012  Mass General

    Congratulations to Chris McDougle, MD, the first incumbent of the Nancy Lurie Marks Professorship in the Field of Autism at Harvard Medical School.

  • Safety: Children and CT Scans

    Monday, June 11, 2012  Mass General

    Dushyant Sahani, MD, Director of CT at Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging, answers parents’ questions on the June 2012 study in The Lancet that found that children who get several CT scans have a slightly higher chance of brain cancer and leukemia in later life.

  • Lyme Disease: Q&A with Dr. Mark Pasternack

    Friday, May 25, 2012  Clinical

    Mark Pasternack, MD, Chief of Pediatric Infectious Disease at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, answers parents' questions about how to protect kids from Lyme disease and what to do if a child is bitten by a tick.

  • Summer Camp and your Food Allergic Child

    Thursday, May 24, 2012  Mass General

    After-school activities can be difficult with a food allergic child. Rose Ann Miller talks about her own experience sending her food allergic child to summer camp. Learn about how she worked together with the Food Allergy Center to prepare herself, the camp and her child for this new life hurdle.

  • Food Allergy Anxieties

    Thursday, May 24, 2012  Mass General

    Nancy S. Rotter, PhD, a pediatric psychologist in the Food Allergy Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, treats children who are impacted by medical illness and specializes in understanding the challenges of preparing allergic children for transitions at different developmental stages. Sarah Wolfgang talks about her own experience managing her day to day activities with her two allergic children.

  • A dream come true: working at Mass General's Food Allergy Center

    Thursday, May 24, 2012  Mass General

    Qian Yuan, MD, PhD, is a gastroenterologist and clinical director at the Food Allergy Center (FAC) at Massachusetts General Hospital. Before coming to Mass General, Dr. Yuan worked with renowned immunologist and allergist K. Frank Austen, MD, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where he sparked an interest in Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EE or EoE). Read about the exciting research projects and advancements in EoE at the center.

  • What research is currently underway at the Food Allergy Center?

    Thursday, May 24, 2012  Research

    Research at the Food Allergy Center including an oral immunotherapy study of peanut-allergic children, a study of older adolescents and adults with milk and peanut allergies, and plans for a new, multi-food study with Stanford University, and more.

  • Oral Food Challenges

    Thursday, May 24, 2012  Mass General

    The Food Allergy Center at Massachusetts General Hospital has conducted more than 200 food challenges with a pass rate of about 70 percent. A food challenge is the most definitive procedure for testing whether someone can tolerate a specific food. Parents from the Food Allergy Center talk about their own experiences with food challenges.

  • Peanut Oral Immunotherapy Study at the Food Allergy Center

    Thursday, May 24, 2012  Mass General

    The Food Allergy Center is currently enrolling peanut allergic children ages 7–21 years in an oral immunotherapy (OIT) study, which involves administering small doses of peanut powder, increased over time. Read about Deb Edmunds’ insiders experience with her daughter, Ashley Edmunds, who is currently enrolled.

  • Stress Awareness: How Parents Can Help Their Children with Stress

    Monday, May 21, 2012  Mass General

    Marilyn Wilcher, Senior Director at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, discusses how parents can help their children with stress

  • Granite State Ride Brings Together the Community

    Monday, May 21, 2012  Mass General

    Cancer changes a family’s life, and without support is unbearable. That is what Bruce and Laurie Taylor believe and why they and their friends from The Timberland Company created the Granite State Quest, a community bike ride through southern New Hampshire that raises money for pediatric cancer research at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children.

  • Weight Center hosts Pediatric Obesity Collaborative Retreat

    Friday, May 18, 2012  Mass General

    A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projects that three out of four obese children will become obese adults, increasing the obese adult population to 42 percent by 2030. Just days after the report, on May 10, the MGH Weight Center brought together clinicians from 24 different programs – many within MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) – for the first Pediatric Obesity Collaborative Retreat.

  • MassGeneral for Children presents Free Family Flix

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012  Mass General

    Please join MassGeneral for Children for Free Family Flix, a traveling, outdoor movie event. Coming to six North Shore communities in May and June, Free Family Flix provides families with a fun alternative to their regular movie night, complete with giveaways.

  • Not Just for Kids: Understanding Food Allergy in Adults

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012  Mass General

    Food allergy is most common in young children, so it's easy to forget that a growing number of adults are also affected. For National Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 13-19), Wayne Shreffler, MD, PhD, director of the Mass General Food Allergy Center, explains how food allergy is different in adults.

  • Mass General Marathon Team Runners Inspired by Their Patient-Partners

    Tuesday, May 15, 2012  Mass General

    Most of the 130 runners on the Mass General Marathon Team chose to run despite the weather. Family members, friends and children who participate in the Patient-Partner program which matches children with cancer with runners, gathered at mile 20 in Newton to show their support.

  • Pediatric Endoscopy Suite opens

    Friday, May 4, 2012  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) has opened a new Pediatric Endoscopy Suite specially designed to help children and their families feel at ease throughout their visit.

  • Neuroscience Center Innovates, Grows

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012  Mass General

    The Neuroscience Center at MassGeneral Hospital for Children is a growing program designed to accelerate research and provide state-of-the-art care for children with neurological disorders.

  • New Pediatric Endoscopy Suite Opens

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012  Mass General

    The brand new Pediatric Endoscopy Suite provides patients with a unique, family-friendly space while allowing adult and pediatric endoscopy specialists to collaborate and share technology and expertise.

  • A Day for Discovery

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012  Research

    The MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Research Council presented its Fourth Annual Research Day on March 27th, showcasing ongoing discoveries and advancements from Mass General researchers and the broader pediatric community.

  • Julie Ingelfinger Wins Prestigious Pediatric Nephrology Award

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012  Mass General

    Julie Ingelfinger, MD, is the recipient of the 2012 American Society of Pediatric Nephrology’s (ASPN) Founder’s Award, given annually to recognize persons who have made a “unique and lasting contribution to the field of pediatric nephrology.”

  • Inflammation at Mucosal Barriers

    Monday, April 23, 2012  Research

    The mucosal surface of multiple organ systems interfaces with the external environment. These interactions are geared towards harnessing beneficial components such as nutrients, oxygen, and resident microbes, while limiting exposure of underlying tissue to harmful substances including toxins and pathogenic organisms.

  • ELGA Infants' Pain Response

    Monday, April 23, 2012  Research

    In addition to her responsibilities as the Neonatal Clinical Nurse Specialist for the well newborn and level II nurseries at MGH, Kim recently received her PhD from Boston College where she studied pain assessment for premature infants born prior to 34 weeks gestation.

  • Polarity and tubulogenesis

    Monday, April 23, 2012  Research

    The breaking of symmetry – or the establishment of polarity - is one of the ancient and still unresolved mysteries of biology. Polarity is a prerequisite for spatial diversity, growth, development and homeostasis of all multicellular organisms. Having identified thousands of genes and molecular interactions in recent years, we now have the ability to ask which molecules generate and maintain an asymmetric state and how they accomplish this.

  • Peter P. Moschovis, MD, MPH

    Monday, April 23, 2012  Research

    The past decade has witnessed a burgeoning interest in global health. The growing realization that tremendous disparities exist between health outcomes in high-resource and low-resource nations has driven education programs, research initiatives, program development, and tremendous growth in philanthropic funding. While disparities exist across the age spectrum, many of the most tragic ones begin at birth.

  • Going the distance

    Friday, April 20, 2012  Mass General

    Crossing the finish line of a marathon is a feat in itself, but completing the race and supporting a good cause is a triumph times two.

  • MGHfC hosts annual egg hunt

    Friday, April 13, 2012  Mass General

    Thirty pediatric patients and their siblings participated in the annual event.

  • Mass General Researchers Take Major Step Toward a Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis

    Thursday, April 5, 2012  Mass General

    Researchers in the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute have taken a critical step toward a treatment for Cystic fibrosis and other fatal lung diseases.

  • Young Patient Inspires Marathon Team Runner’s Determination to Finish

    Wednesday, April 4, 2012  Mass General

    Sutanuka Lahiri plans to run through her pain to finish the Boston Marathon. Lahiri injured her leg while training and had to rest for several weeks. But she is determined to complete the race to honor 3-year-old Henry Geis, who is receiving treatment for leukemia at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. Lahiri has been raising money for the hospital through her participation in the Mass General Marathon Team. The team is made possible by a partnership with John Hancock Financial.

  • Boston Marathon Best Bets for Avoiding Injury

    Monday, April 2, 2012  Mass General

    Paving the Way to Boston Marathon 2012: Since 1998, through a partnership between John Hancock Financial Services and MassGeneral Hospital for Children, the Mass General Marathon Team has raised more than $6.7 million to support pediatric cancer care. Each week leading up to the April 16th event date, we will post a story about the marathon, featuring a few of this year's runners along with Mass General experts who will provide tips on how to run a healthy race. Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids' Cancer … One Step at a Time

  • Q&A with marathon runner Howard Weinstein, MD

    Friday, March 23, 2012  Mass General

    Howard Weinstein, MD, chief of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, explains why he is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Tender visit at MGHfC

    Friday, March 23, 2012  Mass General

    “OH MY GOD it’s Tuukka! It’s Tuukka,” yelled Josh Hume, 18, as he watched the Boston Bruins goaltender walk into a nearby pediatric patient’s room on Ellison 18.

  • Child life specialists empower, support children and families

    Friday, March 23, 2012  Mass General

    MEMBERS OF MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s (MGHfC) Child Life Team marked the 30th anniversary of Child Life Month by hosting a table in the White Corridor March 22.

  • Featured Runners: Marathon 2012

    Friday, March 23, 2012  Mass General

    In 1998, Dr. Howard Weinstein, chief of Pediatric Hematology / Oncology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, founded the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time. Meet this year's runners.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Antoine Tanne

    Friday, March 23, 2012  Mass General

    Antoine Tanne explains why he is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Chris Buliga

    Friday, March 23, 2012  Mass General

    Chris Buliga explains why he is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Greg Gonzales

    Friday, March 23, 2012  Mass General

    Greg Gonzales explains why he is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Kathleen Doyle, MD

    Friday, March 23, 2012  Mass General

    Palliative care physician Kathleen Doyle, MD, explains why she is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Renee Heffron

    Friday, March 23, 2012  Mass General

    Renee Heffron explains why she is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Tara Jennings, NP

    Friday, March 23, 2012  Mass General

    Tara Jennings, NP, explains why she is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with Jordan Gill

    Friday, March 23, 2012  Mass General

    Jordan Gill explains why she is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Marisa Levine

    Friday, March 23, 2012  Mass General

    Marisa Levine explains why she is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Lisa Conti

    Friday, March 23, 2012  Mass General

    Lisa Conti explains why she is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • Q&A with marathon runner Steven Davis

    Friday, March 23, 2012  Mass General

    Steven Davis explains why he is running for the MassGeneral Marathon Team Fighting Kids’ Cancer . . . One Step at a Time.

  • The giving Spirit

    Friday, March 9, 2012  Mass General

    Spirit Halloween SuperStores representatives Dan Mathis and Philip Volonino presented the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) Child Life Department with a check for $22,015 on Feb. 27.

  • Somerville Woman Trains for Medical School and Marathon to Honor Father

    Friday, March 2, 2012  Mass General

    Paving the Way to Boston Marathon 2012: Since 1998, through a partnership between John Hancock Financial Services and MassGeneral Hospital for Children, the Mass General Marathon Team has raised more than $6.7 million to support pediatric cancer care. Each week leading up to the April 16th event date, we will post a story about the marathon, featuring a few of this year's runners along with Mass General experts who will provide tips on how to run a healthy race. Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids' Cancer … One Step at a Time

  • Peabody Woman Running Boston Marathon in Memory of Preschooler

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012  Mass General

    Paving the Way to Boston Marathon 2012: Since 1998, through a partnership between John Hancock Financial Services and MassGeneral Hospital for Children, the Mass General Marathon Team has raised more than $6.7 million to support pediatric cancer care. Each week leading up to the April 16th event date, we will post a story about the marathon, featuring a few of this year's runners along with Mass General experts who will provide tips on how to run a healthy race. Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids' Cancer … One Step at a Time

  • Breaking through the wall

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012  Mass General

    Paving the Way to Boston Marathon 2012: Since 1998, through a partnership between John Hancock Financial Services and MassGeneral Hospital for Children, the Mass General Marathon Team has raised more than $6.7 million to support pediatric cancer care. Each week leading up to the April 16th event date, we will post a story about the marathon, featuring a few of this year's runners along with Mass General experts who will provide tips on how to run a healthy race. Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids' Cancer… One Step at a Time

  • Newton Mom Balances Motherhood and Marathon Training for a Cause

    Wednesday, February 15, 2012  Mass General

    Paving the Way to Boston Marathon 2012: Since 1998, through a partnership between John Hancock Financial Services and MassGeneral Hospital for Children, the Mass General Marathon Team has raised more than $6.7 million to support pediatric cancer care. Each week leading up to the April 16th event date, we will post a story about the marathon, featuring a few of this year's runners along with Mass General experts who will provide tips on how to run a healthy race. Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids' Cancer … One Step at a Time

  • Father and Son Team Up for Boston Marathon

    Wednesday, February 15, 2012  Mass General

    Paving the Way to Boston Marathon 2012: Since 1998, through a partnership between John Hancock Financial Services and MassGeneral Hospital for Children, the Mass General Marathon Team has raised more than $6.7 million to support pediatric cancer care. Each week leading up to the April 16th event date, we will post a story about the marathon, featuring a few of this year's runners along with Mass General experts who will provide tips on how to run a healthy race. Mass General Marathon Team Fighting Kids' Cancer … One Step at a Time

  • Child health pilot grants available

    Friday, January 27, 2012  Mass General

    The Harvard Catalyst Child Health Pilot Grant Program is awarding up to 10 pilot grants of $25,000 to $50,000 for one year.

Currently Browsing:2011

  • Brightening the holidays

    Friday, December 23, 2011  Mass General

    There may be no place like home for the holidays – but staff at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) do their best to brighten the season for both inpatient and outpatient pediatric patients.

  • Puppy Pals

    Friday, December 23, 2011  Mass General

    Sydney Vitti, 9, hugs a teddy bear given to her by Santa Claus and his helpers, Stephanie Ploof and Taylor Poucel, as part of the 14th annual Puppy Pals event on Dec. 20.

  • Santa stops at MGHfC

    Friday, December 23, 2011  Mass General

    ‘Twas two weeks before Christmas, and all through the inpatient pediatric units at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), children were cheering because Santa Claus had come with presents galore.

  • Sports stars score holiday smiles

    Friday, December 23, 2011  Mass General

    December was an all-star month at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), with holiday visits from players from the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins.

  • The Scholars in Medicine Program at Harvard Medical School

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011  Research

    Beginning with the entering class this year, Harvard Medical School has created an opportunity for its students to in carrying out an in-depth scholarly project of 4 months to a year, working closely with a member of the faculty. . . .

  • Human RAG deficiency: not just immunodeficiency

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011  Research

    Human RAG deficiency: not just immunodeficiency; Novel insights into mechanisms of immune dysregulation

  • Use of the Built Environment to Promote Physical Activity in Children

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011  Research

    Childhood obesity continues to be a major public health problem, and national trends indicate insufficient and declining levels of physical activity in children and adolscents. The design of buildings and neighborhoods, known collectively as the built environment, has the potential to influence physical activity.

  • Immune Therapy in Type 1 Diabetes

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011  Research

    Dr. Sherry's focus is to develop a better understanding of type 1 diabetes by conducting current trials in immune therapy for type 1 diabetes (TIDM) and leading the development of new approaches to clinical trials in this field.

  • The Clinical Effectiveness Award

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011  Research

    Description of the Program in Clinical Effectiveness, a joint program of BWH, MGH, HMS, and HSPH, designed for the clinician seeking the quantitative and analytic skills needed for clinical research or interested in health care administration.

  • A festive performance for MassGeneral Hospital for Children patients

    Friday, December 16, 2011  Mass General

    Dancers from the Urban Nutcracker brought some early holiday cheer to patients and family members in the MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s (MGHfC) Ellison 18 playroom.

  • A festive performance for MassGeneral Hospital for Children patients

    Friday, December 16, 2011  Mass General

    Dancers from the Urban Nutcracker brought some early holiday cheer to patients and family members in the MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s (MGHfC) Ellison 18 playroom.

  • Lurie Center names first director

    Friday, December 9, 2011  Mass General

    MGH leaders in autism care and research gathered Nov. 29 at the Liberty Hotel to welcome Christopher J. McDougle, MD, as the new director of the Lurie Center for Autism.

  • MGHfC hosts 20th annual memorial service

    Friday, December 9, 2011  Mass General

    “The tragedy of losing a child is like no other,” said one parent.

  • Sweet Relief

    Wednesday, November 23, 2011  Mass General

    Dr. Ronald Kleinman, physician-in-chief of MassGeneral Hospital for Children and expert in pediatric nutrition, weighs in on whether chocolate milk should be offered as a recovery drink for student athletes.

  • Patriots touch down at MGH

    Friday, November 18, 2011  Mass General

    New England Patriots Nate Solder and Brandon Deaderick – as well as former Patriot Thomas Welch, who signed with the Buffalo Bills Nov. 17 – made a surprise visit Nov. 8 to patients at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the MGH Cancer Center’s Infusion Unit.

  • High Hopes for Childbirth Checklist Program

    Friday, November 11, 2011  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children neonatologist Jonathan M. Spector, MD, MPH, explains how a simple checklist could save the lives of newborn babies around the world.

  • Pediatric Imaging Waiting Room Gets New Look

    Friday, November 11, 2011  Mass General

    A jungle has crept into the newly renovated MassGeneral Hospital for Children Pediatric Imaging Waiting Room.

  • Quality and Safety Mini-Grants: A Year in Review

    Wednesday, November 9, 2011  Mass General

    In 2011, MassGeneral Hospital for Children Quality and Safety awarded grants to six projects including an autism admission plan, a NICU admission checklist and a diabetes transition program.

  • Quality and Safety Grant-Funded Projects 2011-2012

    Wednesday, November 9, 2011  Mass General

    The MassGeneral Hospital for Children Quality and Safety Executive Team is happy to announce that four, one-year projects will be funded during the 2011-2012 cycle.

  • Finding Home in a New World

    Tuesday, November 8, 2011  Mass General

    Claudine Humure arrived at MassGeneral Hospital for Children from Rwanda for bone cancer treatment. More than improved health, she also gained a new family.

  • Q&A with Pediatric Surgeon and Researcher Cassandra Kelleher, MD

    Monday, November 7, 2011  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children pediatric surgeon and new mother Cassandra Kelleher, MD, answers our questions.

  • HPV Vaccination for Boys

    Monday, November 7, 2011  Mass General

    Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended that the HPV vaccine should be given routinely to boys ages 11-12 years.

  • Storybook Ball raises $1.1M for MGHfC

    Friday, November 4, 2011  Mass General

    Nearly 500 guests attended the annual Storybook Ball Oct. 15 at the Park Plaza Castle in Boston, raising $1.1 million this year in support of MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

  • MGHfC patients treated to Halloween events

    Friday, November 4, 2011  Mass General

    Costumed pediatric patients from MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) paraded through the halls of the MGH Oct. 31 collecting treats – not tricks – during the annual MGHfC trick-or-treating event.

  • Food Allergies and School: Frequently Asked Questions

    Thursday, October 27, 2011  Mass General

    The Food Allergy team at MassGeneral Hospital for Children answers common concerns about food allergies and school.

  • HPV Vaccine: Frequently Asked Questions

    Monday, October 24, 2011  Clinical

    Kathryn S. Brigham, MD, of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, answers questions about HPV vaccination.

  • In memoriam: Judy Newell, RN, MSN

    Friday, October 14, 2011  Mass General

    Judy Newell, RN, MSN, nursing director of the MGH Vincent Gynecology Oncology Units and the Pediatric Units of MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), died Oct. 7 at the age of 66

  • Celebrating two 200s

    Friday, October 14, 2011  Mass General

    Colorful juggling clubs soared through the air with the greatest of ease during the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’s Oct. 12 visit to MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC).

  • Family Advisors Foster Future of Cancer Care

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011  Mass General

    Parents draw from their experiences to help other patients and families receiving care at the Center for Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

  • Neurosurgical Teams Advance Preservation, Improvement of Pediatric Brain Function

    Monday, September 26, 2011  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children’s Pediatric Neurosurgery Program is working to advance surgical treatment options and overall care of children with nervous system problems at all levels of severity. (From Advances Fall 2011 issue.)

  • Andrew Johnson Bounces Back After Kidney Transplant

    Friday, September 16, 2011  Mass General

    Toddler Andrew Johnson is thriving since receiving his mother’s kidney in a transplant at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

  • Q&A with Jonathan M. Spector, MD, MPH

    Friday, September 16, 2011  Mass General

    Jonathan M. Spector, MD, MPH, explains the World Health Organization Safe Childbirth Checklist program and the study he is co-leading to evaluate its effectiveness.

  • Research of Jamie A. Micco, PhD

    Friday, August 19, 2011  Research

    Dr. Jamie Micco is a clinical research psychologist within the Child Cognitive Behavioral Therapy program at MGH. Her research has focused on information-processing biases in children and adolescents with or at risk for mood or anxiety disorders and novel treatment paradigms to remediate these biases.

  • Reactions from Travel Grant Awardees: Research Day 2011

    Friday, August 19, 2011  Research

    Reactions from travel grant awardees Mauro Longoni, MD, Pediatric Surgical Research Laboratories (“Diaphragmatic hernia: genetic dissection of a complex birth defect”; Jay R. Thiagarajah, MD, PhD, Pediatric Resident, ("Airway surfactant liquid depth imaged by surface laser reflectance microscopy."); Orane Visvikis, PhD, Research Fellow in Pediatrics ("Involvement of HLH-30/MiT transcription factors in intestinal epithelial immunity.).

  • Global Health Research at MassGeneral Hospital for Children

    Friday, August 19, 2011  Research

    Research Program of Patricia L. Hibberd, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Global Health; MassGeneral Hospital for Children

  • Research of Eric F. Grabowski, MD, DSci

    Friday, August 19, 2011  Research

    Research prograpm of Eric F. Grabowski, MD, DSci, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Pediatrician, Massachusetts General Hospital; Director, Cardiovascular Thrombosis Laboratory; Director, Program in Pediatric Hemophilia and Thrombosis; Co-Director, Pediatric Stroke Services

  • Research of Jaime Belkind-Gerson, MD

    Friday, August 19, 2011  Research

    Isolation, Characterization and Transplant of intestinal-Derived Neural Stem Cells as a Treatment for Intestinal Neuropathies

  • Results of Type 1 Diabetes Drug Trial

    Tuesday, August 9, 2011  Mass General

    Nicole Sherry, MD, explains the results of a clinical trial for patients with type 1 diabetes undergoing therapy with teplizumab.

  • Chronicling two centuries

    Friday, August 5, 2011  Mass General

    IN ADDITION TO the hospital-wide history, Something in the Ether: A Bicentennial History of Massachusetts General Hospital, 1811-2011, by father-daughter duo Webster and Martha Bull, several departmental history books have been or will be published this year in honor of the bicentennial.

  • In General: 07.22.11

    Friday, July 22, 2011  Mass General

    In General awards and honors

  • MGHfC Launches Program to Reduce Needle Insertion Pain

    Friday, July 22, 2011  Mass General

    All MassGeneral Hospital for Children clinical staff will be trained to improve the experience for children undergoing needle insertion procedures, which studies show can have lasting effects.

  • MGH ranks #2 in nation

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011  Mass General

    MGH ranks #2 in 2011-2012 U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" rankings

  • In Communications Training Program, Everyone is a Learner

    Monday, July 18, 2011  Mass General

    A MassGeneral Hospital for Children training program joins families and caregivers of various specialties and levels of experience to explore the importance of communication.

  • Residents and Fellows Day at the State House

    Friday, July 15, 2011  Mass General

    For the sixth year in a row, residents and fellows from pediatric residency programs across the state put their clinical duties on pause to advocate for children during Residents and Fellows Day at the State House (RFDASH) on June 21.

  • Three Decades and Counting: Margaret Bauman, MD, Honored for Contributions to Field of Autism

    Thursday, July 14, 2011  Mass General

    Pediatric neurologist Margaret Bauman, MD, recently received a lifetime achievement award for her contributions to the field of autism.

  • Seasonal Allergies

    Thursday, June 30, 2011  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children allergist, Rajashri Shuba Iyengar, MD, MPH, shares the "101" on seasonal allergies

  • Sun Safety: Frequently Asked Questions

    Wednesday, June 29, 2011  Mass General

    Daniela Kroshinsky, MD, Director of Pediatric Dermatology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, answers some frequently asked questions about how parents can protect their children from the sun's harmful exposure.

  • ADHD and Substance Abuse in Children, Adolescents

    Monday, June 27, 2011  Mass General

    The results of two long-term studies conducted by Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have shown that attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) significantly increases the risk of cigarette smoking and substance abuse in both boys and girls.

  • E. Coli Outbreak in Europe & Tips for Food Safety at Home

    Thursday, June 23, 2011  Mass General

    Pediatric infectious disease specialist Jason Harris, MD, explains what you can do to protect your family from food-borne illness.

  • Are Kids at Risk When Peanuts Are Served on Airplanes?

    Tuesday, June 14, 2011  Mass General

    Wayne Shreffler, MD, PhD, a pediatric allergist at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and director of the Food Allergy Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, answers questions about proposed changes to air travel regulations.

  • Doctors Warn Against Sports & Energy Drinks for Kids

    Wednesday, June 8, 2011  Mass General

    Ronald E. Kleinman, MD, physician-in-chief of MassGeneral Hospital for Children and unit chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, explains why kids rarely need sports drinks and should not consume energy drinks.

  • Parents Can Now Test Kids for Risk of Adult Conditions

    Monday, June 6, 2011  Mass General

    Barbara Pober, MD, a medical geneticist at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, explains the risks and questions to ask before using direct-to-consumer genetic testing.

  • Measles Q&A with Mark Pasternack, MD

    Tuesday, May 31, 2011  Mass General

    Mark Steven Pasternack, MD, unit chief of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Pediatric Infectious Disease Program, answers common questions about measles and the current situation.

  • Exciting Time for Growing Genetics Program

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011  Mass General

    David Sweetser, MD, PhD, chief of the Medical Genetics Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, explains why it is such an opportune time to be in the field.

  • Chief Returns to Roots to Build Vibrant Program

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011  Mass General

    Oscar Benavidez, MD, MPP, brings renewed experience to the Pediatric Cardiology Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

  • Family-Centered Grand Rounds Pinpoint Role of Communication in Care

    Friday, May 20, 2011  Mass General

    The third-annual Family-Centered Grand Rounds, “The A Team— Building an Effective Healthcare Team,” honed in on the importance of team communication in care.

  • Body Mass Index and Healthy Tips

    Thursday, May 19, 2011  Mass General

    Learn about Body Mass Index and what you can do to keep your child healthy.

  • Índice de Masa Corporal y Consejos de Salud

    Thursday, May 19, 2011  Mass General

    Learn about Body Mass Index and what you can do to keep your child healthy.

  • Research of Elizabeth Goodman, MD

    Friday, April 15, 2011  Research

    The biology of social justice links social policy to psychological and physiological functioning by suggesting that the social structure created by our policies exerts direct physiological and psychological effects on health and wellbeing. An important part of Dr. Goodman's research agenda is assessing the impact of subjective social status on health.

  • Research of Ann-Christine ("Tina") Duhaime, MD

    Friday, April 15, 2011  Research

    Dr. Duhaime is the program director of the Brain Trauma Lab. Her research is focused on understanding the immature brain and its response to injury and other conditions early in life, with the goal of helping human infants and children.

  • Research of Elahna Paul, MD, PhD

    Friday, April 15, 2011  Research

    In addition to practicing pediatric nephrology at MGHfC and the Emerson Hospital outpatient Pediatric Specialty Care Center, Elahna Paul, MD, PhD, conducts clinical and basic science research of kidney disease. As the pediatric nephrologist of the Herscott Center for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) at MGH, she studies the renal manifestations of TSC in both children and adults, and with a PhD in immunology she studies mouse models of lupus nephritis in her laboratory on the MGH main campus.

  • Research of Jonathan M. Spector, MD, MPH

    Friday, April 15, 2011  Research

    Dr. Spector's research contributions are in the area of outcome-oriented public health strategies that positively impact global maternal, newborn, and child survival. A particular focus is innovative health system tools and programs that improve service delivery at the moment of care by frontline health workers in low and middle income countries.

  • Overcoming chronic kidney disease

    Monday, April 11, 2011  Mass General

    When 14-year-old Kassie Holmes was faced with going back on dialysis or receiving a kidney transplant, Avram Traum, MD, recommended a transplant regiment that did not include steroids.

  • Zachary's Story: Promises Kept to Patient with Hirschsprung's Disease

    Thursday, March 31, 2011  Mass General

    Pediatric surgeon Allan Goldstein, MD, has kept his promise to a young patient with Hirschsprung’s disease.

  • Are Babies Taking Longer to Outgrow Milk Allergies?

    Monday, March 28, 2011  Mass General

    Research presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology indicates that children may not outgrow milk allergies as early in life as experts had thought.

  • Radiation Q&A with Debra Gervais, MD

    Friday, March 25, 2011  Mass General

    Debra Gervais, MD, director of the Division of Pediatric Radiology at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, answers questions about children and radiation exposure.

  • New Guidelines on Car Seat Safety from the American Academy of Pediatrics

    Thursday, March 24, 2011  Mass General

    Joel Bass, MD, chair of the department of pediatrics at MassGeneral for Children at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, explains the new guidelines for car seat safety.

  • Talking with Children about Upsetting News Events

    Monday, March 14, 2011  Mass General

    Paula K. Rauch, MD, director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and her colleagues at MassGeneral Hospital for Children offer guidance about talking with children about upsetting events.

  • Family Finds Support System in Food Allergy Center

    Friday, January 28, 2011  Mass General

    Tadgh Murray continues to clear social and medical hurdles with help from the Food Allergy Center.

  • Patients Find Mentors, Friends at Proton Center

    Tuesday, January 25, 2011  Mass General

    Pediatric patients mentor one another to undergo proton therapy without anesthesia.

Currently Browsing:2010

  • Harrison's Story

    Friday, December 24, 2010  Mass General

    Harrison was just 3 weeks old when he was first admitted to MassGeneral Hospital for Children following an unexpected tracheotomy. His care has spanned 8 pediatric subspecialties and included repair of a hiatal hernia and a re-do of a Nissen Fundoplication—a surgical procedure to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease. Harrison's mom tells their story in this wonderful letter.

  • Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard: Goals and Projects

    Thursday, December 23, 2010  Research

    The Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, was founded in 2004 through the extraordinary generosity of Eli and Edythe Broad, with the goals of bringing the power of genomics to the understanding of human disease and driving the transformation of medicine with molecular knowledge. The Broad is a collaborative community involving the Boston area’s pre-eminent biomedical research organizations — the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Whitehead Institute, Harvard University, Harvard Medical School and its affiliated major teaching hospitals (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Massachusetts General Hospital).

  • Research of Patricia L Hibberd, MD, PhD

    Thursday, December 23, 2010  Research

    The Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, is one of 7 NIH-funded locations across the world that is focusing on developing evidence to address the alarming rates of morbidity and mortality in women and children and the lack of research expertise and infrastructure in the developing world. The network which began in 2001 as a unique private-public partnership between NICHD and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation conducts studies to improve health outcomes by building research partnerships to conduct research on feasible, cost-effective, sustainable interventions to address the major causes of morbidity and mortality of women and children through 36 months of age in the developing world.

  • Research of Javier Irazoqui, PhD

    Thursday, December 23, 2010  Research

    Javier Irazoqui, PhD, Associate Immunologist, Program in Developmental Immunology, MGHfC; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School: C. elegans as a tool to reveal molecular secrets of host-microbe interactions.

  • Research of Sam Moskowitz, MD

    Thursday, December 23, 2010  Research

    The Moskowitz research program at MGHfC focuses on chronic airway infection and host-pathogen interactions in cystic fibrosis (CF), encompassing the fields of microbiology, biochemistry, immunology, epithelial biology, bacterial and eukaryotic genetics, and pulmonary medicine.

  • Eddie’s Story

    Thursday, November 25, 2010  Mass General

    Eddie Martin had it all, until a traumatic brain injury landed him in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

  • Susanna's Story

    Thursday, October 28, 2010  Mass General

    Teenager Susanna Rudner expected sun and surf on her summer vacation, not an accident that threatened to take her leg.

  • Families, Clinicians Pursue Mind Body Medicine for Chronic Illness

    Monday, October 25, 2010  Mass General

    Clinicians and families met at the Benson- Henry Institute to discuss mind body medicine for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

  • Teen Benefits from New Diabetes Treatment

    Friday, October 22, 2010  Mass General

    As part of a clinical drug trial led by Nicole Sherry, MD, of MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Michael Staveley-O’Carroll has enjoyed an extended “honeymoon phase.”

  • Neurosurgery Program Expands

    Tuesday, October 19, 2010  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children has formalized its pediatric neurosurgery program under the leadership of Ann-Christine Duhaime, MD

  • Nutrition at Harvard Medical School

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010  Research

    The Harvard Clinical Nutrition Research Center, one of 11 NIH-funded nutrition centers across the United States began in 1994. Its primary goals are to promote clinical and basic nutrition research throughout the Harvard Medical School, including its teaching hospitals.

  • Research of Florian Eichler, MD

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010  Research

    Dr. Eichler's research is primarily focused upon X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD), also known as "Lorenzo's Oil" Brain Disease. X-ALD is a devastating genetic disorder affecting the adrenal glands and nervous system.

  • Research of Hai Ning Shi, DVM, PhD

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010  Research

    Dr. Shi's research interests are focused regulation of mucosal immunity in the gastrointestinal tract.

  • Research of Takara Stanley, MD

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010  Research

    Dr. Stanley's general research interest is the interrelationship between body fat distribution, pituitary hormone dynamics, and metabolic abnormalities such as insulin resistance and dyslipidemia.

  • Travel Grant Awardees: MGHfC Research Day

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010  Research

    Twenty-four posters were submitted for presentation at the MGHfC Research Day which was held on March 30, 2010. Three posters were judged meritorious and given a special award, namely funds to attend a national meeting of choice. Here are the reactions and plans of the award winners.

  • Clinical Effectiveness Course Awardees (Reactions)

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010  Research

    The MGHfC Research Council holds an annual competition to identify two individuals (residents/fellows/junior faculty) who will benefit from receiving funding to participate in the Summer Course for Clinical Effectiveness, taught by faculty of the Harvard School of Public Health. We will be announcing this year's competition very shortly. The awardees for this program for 2009-2010 were Amber Spofford and Emara Nabi. Here are their impressions regarding the program.

  • Dipika's Story: Innovative Treatment, Coordinated Care Combat Rare Condition

    Tuesday, August 31, 2010  Mass General

    Teenager Dipika Daryanani is combating Cushing's disease with innovative treatment and her multidisciplinary care team at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

  • Breathing Easier in Ecuador

    Tuesday, June 1, 2010  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children specialists traveled to South America to teach airway reconstruction procedures and to promote the concept of collaborative care.

  • Sibshops Offer Unique Spot for Siblings

    Monday, May 31, 2010  Mass General

    Siblings of medically complex children can rely on Sibshops for an environment that is safe and “uniquely theirs.”

  • Family Award Recognizes NICU Team

    Monday, May 24, 2010  Mass General

    Orren Fox is now a healthy teenager, but his parents created an award in his name to remember the care he received in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit.

  • Healthy Fox Cares for Chickens

    Monday, May 24, 2010  Mass General

    At one time a gravely ill baby, Orren Fox is now a healthy teenager and a chicken expert.

  • The Campaign Against Childhood Obesity

    Friday, May 21, 2010  Mass General

    Pediatrician Nicolas Oreskovic, MD, MPH, and researcher Alison Hoppin, MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist offer tips to counter "globesity."

  • Advanced cleft treatment techniques, lifelong care at MassGeneral Hospital for Children

    Monday, May 17, 2010  Mass General

    Cleft lip and palate—the incomplete formation of the upper lip and/or roof of the mouth—are among the most common birth defects in this country. Approximately one in every 600 infants born in the United States is affected by a cleft lip, cleft palate, or both. The defects occur during early fetal development if the upper jaw, mouth, and nose fail to fuse together properly.

  • Are Food Allergies Over-Diagnosed?

    Friday, May 14, 2010  Mass General

    Wayne Shreffler, MD, PhD, a pediatric allergist at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and director of the Food Allergy Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, answers questions about the diagnosis and treatment of food allergies.

  • Lurie Family Autism Center/LADDERS Program

    Friday, May 7, 2010  Research

    A part of the Lurie Family Autism Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and the MassGeneral Hospital for Children, LADDERS (Learning and Developmental Disabilities Evaluation & Rehabilitation Services) is a multidisciplinary program designed to evaluate and treat children, adolescents and adults with a wide variety of handicapping conditions.

  • Research of Lynda Stuart, MD, PhD

    Friday, May 7, 2010  Research

    Dr. Stuart's research focusses on developing new systems-based approaches to understanding phagocytosis and innate immunity.

  • Primary Care Management of Chronic Conditions in Pediatrics

    Friday, May 7, 2010  Research

    Prevalence of chronic conditions in children are increasing,1 yet the organization of primary care is less oriented toward management of chronic conditions.2 Categorizing visits as preventive, urgent, and chronic care may limit opportunities for management of chronic conditions. Understanding how chronic conditions are managed in this context can guide improvements in primary care.

  • Immunity to Cholera

    Friday, May 7, 2010  Research

    Vibrio cholerae causes an estimated 5 million cases of diarrhea and over 100,000 deaths annually, predominantly in children. Although natural infection with cholera results in long-term protection against subsequent infection, the mechanisms by which this immunity is generated remain poorly understood. This is a critical problem since cholera vaccines have proven relatively ineffective, especially in children. Because of this, the development of improved cholera vaccines is considered a priority by the World Health Organization.

  • Establishment of the Mass General Food Allergy Center

    Thursday, May 6, 2010  Research

    In Fall 2009, Massachusetts General Hospital established a comprehensive center for the treatment and study of food allergy and food-related disorders to provide state-of-the-art care while investigating the mysteries that underlie these inadequately understood and as yet incurable diseases.

  • 10 Get Healthy Tips

    Monday, March 29, 2010  Mass General

    Tips from the Weight Management Program at MassGeneral for Children at Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

  • In Haiti, Affirming a Life of Medicine

    Friday, March 26, 2010  Mass General

    In the tent that served as Operating Room and Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Surgeon David Lawlor, MD, tapped into skill reserves beyond the expertise he uses every day.

  • Sophia's Story

    Monday, March 15, 2010  Mass General

    At 29 weeks, Sophia O'Brien was born with multiple medical issues. But with help from her MassGeneral Hospital for Children team, she has grown into a healthy ballerina.

  • Innovative Telemedicine Program Launched

    Sunday, February 28, 2010  Mass General

    Young patients being treated in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at MassGeneral Hospital for Children now have access to a new, pioneering home-to-hospital program: Connected Pediatric Critical Care.

  • Trading for the Perfect Match

    Tuesday, January 26, 2010  Mass General

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children patient receives kidney through a four-way kidney swap arranged by the New England Program for Kidney Exchange.

Currently Browsing:2009

  • Council Centers its Efforts

    Wednesday, November 25, 2009  Mass General

    The Family Advisory Council at MassGeneral Hospital for Children brings family members, hospital leaders and patient care staff together to share their passion for the hospital and its philosophy of family-centered care.

  • Teens Use Facebook, YouTube to Educate Peers About Sexual Health

    Wednesday, August 5, 2009  Mass General

    ABC News article quotes Mark Goldstein, MD, of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

  • The Catalyst Program and Pediatrics

    Tuesday, August 4, 2009  Research

    The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center (a.k.a. Harvard Catalyst) is a University-wide endeavor to expand clinical and translational health care-related research at Harvard. Built on the substantial history of clinical research activities at several Harvard hospitals, including the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Catalyst includes essentially all Harvard schools and hospitals, as well as other key community partners. Much program effort has gone into fostering greater collaboration across sites and, even more, across disciplines.

  • Pediatric Endocrinology: Madhusmita Misra, MD, MPH

    Tuesday, August 4, 2009  Research

    Primarily a clinical researcher, my investigations have focused on the neuroendocrine regulation of the hypothalamo-pituitary-gonadal (H-P-G) axis, particularly as it relates to bone metabolism. My most recent work indicates that adipokines and appetite regulating peptides are possible mediators of the association between low fat mass and suppression of the H-P-G axis in teenage amenorrheic athletes, and may contribute to low bone density in these athletes.

  • Pediatric Pulmonology: Bernard Kinane, MD

    Tuesday, August 4, 2009  Research

    The regulation of chemokine inflammatory cell migration Chronic pulmonary inflammation of the infected CF airways has been shown to be mediated by chemoattractant cytokines, called chemokines. Chemokines are released locally in response to infection and activate pertussis toxin sensitive G protein coupled receptors on the surface of leukocytes.

  • Mucosal Immunology Laboratory

    Thursday, February 19, 2009  Research

    The Mucosal Immunology Laboratory, located in Building 114 in Charlestown, consists of nine principal investigators and fifteen postdoctoral/subspecialty fellows studying various aspects of microbial-intestinal interaction. Dr. Walker’s group is particularly interested in the role of initial bacterial colonization in the development of human intestinal defenses.

  • Research Funding

    Thursday, February 19, 2009  Research

    Research funding announcements from the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Research Council.

Currently Browsing:2008

  • Body building

    Monday, March 3, 2008  Research

    If a starfish loses an arm, it simply grows another. If a salamander's tail is severed, a new one develops. Regrettably, humans lack such an astonishing capacity to regenerate tissue or organs that are lost or rendered useless because of disease, injury or birth abnormalities.

Currently Browsing:2007

  • Camryn's Story

    Monday, October 15, 2007  Mass General

    Doctors discovered Camryn Berry had a bone tumor about the size and shape of a baseball in her sinus.

Publications

Currently Browsing:2013

  • Cascades Fall 2013

    Tuesday, October 1, 2013

    Advancements in Pulmonary Care: Comprehensive Cystic Fibrosis Care Provides Lifetime of Personalized Care Read issue
  • Chiefs' Notes Summer 2013

    Tuesday, October 1, 2013

    Maternal Fetal Medicine: Lifetime Family Care Begins at Diagnosis for Congenital Anomalies
  • Cascades Winter 2013

    Sunday, December 1, 2013

    Updates in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Cascades Winter 2013

    Tuesday, January 1, 2013

    New Directions in Celiac Disease and Other Autoimmune Disorders

Currently Browsing:2012

Currently Browsing:2011

  • Cascades Fall 2011

    Saturday, October 1, 2011

    Tissue Engineering and Regenerative MedicineMedicine: Progress toward alleviating donor organ shortages
  • Chiefs' Notes Spring 2011

    Friday, April 1, 2011

    Streamlined Access for Inpatient and Outpatient Referrals
  • Cascades Winter 2011

    Saturday, January 1, 2011

    Comprehensive Food Allergy Program Integrates Research, Education

Currently Browsing:2010

  • Chiefs' Notes Spring 2010

    Thursday, April 1, 2010

    MassGeneral for Children Expands Outpatient Specialty Services on the North Shore

Currently Browsing:2009

  • Cascades Fall 2009

    Thursday, October 1, 2009

    A Team Approach Benefits Children with Bone and Soft-Tissue Sarcomas
  • Cascades Spring 2009

    Wednesday, April 1, 2009

    The Pediatric Neuromuscular Service: Coordinated, multidisciplinary care for children with neuromuscular disorders
  • Chiefs' Notes Summer 2009

    Wednesday, July 1, 2009

    New MGHfC Satellite Facility Opens in Nashua, New Hampshire

Currently Browsing:2008

Currently Browsing:2007

  • Cascades Winter 2007

    Monday, January 1, 2007

    Early Intervention and Lifelong Monitoring Dramatically Improve Prognosis for Children with TSC
  • Cascades Spring/Summer 2007

    Sunday, April 1, 2007

    Child with infant botulism benefits from BIG treatment at MGHfC
  • Chiefs' Notes Fall 2007

    Monday, October 1, 2007

    Introducing the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Access and New Appointment Center

Currently Browsing:2006

  • Cascades Fall 2006

    Sunday, October 1, 2006

    MassGeneral Hospital for Children researcher at the helm of two significant diabetes studies
  • Cascades Spring 2006

    Saturday, April 1, 2006

    Pediatric specialists continue to break new ground with ECMO technology

Events

Currently Browsing:2017

  • Save the Date: Primary Care Pediatrics

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    This course is designed for primary healthcare providers who provide service to infants, children and adolescents. Subject matter will be presented to the entire group in didactic lecture, panel discussions, and brief management problems, followed by question and answer periods.
  • September Food Allergy Management Boot Camp

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

  • Food Allergy Management Boot Camp

    Monday, August 21, 2017

    The Mass General Hospital for Children Food Allergy Center welcomes parents and caregivers to an interactive group session that will teach best practices in protecting and promoting your child’s unique health needs.
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Back to School Planning

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017

    This in-depth discussion will guide parents and children on how best to prepare for and develop strategies for a successful school year.
  • Save the Date: Common Pediatric Hurdles: Advice and Updates from the Experts

    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    This course is designed for primary healthcare providers who provide service to infants, children and adolescents. Subject matter will be presented to the entire group in didactic lecture and brief management problems, followed by question and answer periods.
  • Human Teratogens: Environmental Factors Which Cause Birth Defects

    Sunday, April 23, 2017

    This is the only postgraduate course in the United States, Canada and Europe that provides new information on exposure during pregnancy which could be harmful to the fetus.
  • Pediatric Cardiology Course for General Practitioners

    Saturday, March 11, 2017

    This course is designed for primary healthcare providers who provide service to infants, children and adolescents. Subject matter will be presented to the entire group in didactic lecture, panel discussions, and brief management problems, followed by question and answer periods.
  • Russell Museum Lecture: Of Penquins, Pinnipeds and Poisons: Shackleton's Antarctic Doctors

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    The MGH Russell Museum invites you to attend its first lecture of 2017.
  • Coping with Type 1 Diabetes

    Thursday, January 5, 2017

    A Group for Teens with T1D and their Parent/Caregiver Hosted by the MGH Pediatric Diabetes Clinic & Pediatric Psychologist Ellen O’Donnell, PhD
  • Pediatric Pain Management

    Sunday, January 1, 2017

    This interactive activity will enable clinicians to accurately assess pain in patients in various stages of development, identify warning signs, and select appropriate management strategies when treating headache and chronic abdominal pain.
  • Pediatric End of Life Care

    Sunday, January 1, 2017

    This interactive activity explores the role of pediatric palliative care. Specific tools are provided to empower the clinician to initiate end-of-life care discussions with patients and their families, aid the family in advance care planning, and support the family after the death of their child. Concepts will be illustrated through interviews depicting families’ struggles with end of life care. Videos were provided by the Courageous Parents Network.

Video

  • Jacob's Story

    Jacob's Story

    At six months old, Jacob began to experience infantile spasms — a form a seizure common in babies with tuberous sclerosis complex. Elizabeth Thiele, MD, PhD, worked with Jacob’s mother, Tatiana, to help her identify and treat the spasms

  • Claudine Humure

    Finding Home in a New World

    Claudine Humure arrived at MassGeneral Hospital for Children from Rwanda for bone cancer treatment. More than improved health, she also gained a new family.

  • Neurology bicentennial logo

    Neurology Bicentennial Celebration, 2011 Part I

    Neurology Bicentennial Celebration, October 13, 2011. Past History of MGH Neurology; Overview of MGH Neurology; Telestroke and Acute Stroke Service; Neurodegenerative Disorders; Pediatric Neurology.

  • Anne Buckless

    Anne Buckless, 2012 Mass General Marathon Team Runner

    After meeting the Mass General Marathon Team last year, Anne couldn’t say no when they asked her to join in 2012, and she’s running in honor of Helen, age 5, one of the patient-partners.

  • Ali Reeder

    Ali Reeder, 2012 Mass General Marathon Team Runner

    Running her third marathon, Ali runs "for the people who can't" — the pediatric patients that the Mass General Marathon Team benefits.

  • Antoine Tanne

    Antoine Tanne, 2012 Mass General Marathon Team Runner

    A researcher at Mass General, Antoine is looking forward to Marathon Monday, when he’ll celebrate both his first marathon, and the end of treatment for his patient-partner, Michael.

  • Bruce Kalow

    Bruce Kalow, 2012 Mass General Marathon Team Runner

    A pediatrician at Mass General, Bruce sees first-hand the remarkable care available to young cancer patients. With the support of friends and donors, diseases like leukemia are incredibly treatable, giving his patients great prognoses.

  • Chris Buligax

    Chris Buligax, 2012 Mass General Marathon Team Runner

    Chris is running his first marathon for his son, Nathan. He and his family have experienced the many amazing programs offered through the MassGeneral Hospital for Children Pediatric Hematology-Oncology program.

  • Delia Rissmiller

    Delia Rissmiller, 2012 Mass General Marathon Team Runner

    A 3-time marathoner, Delia is running in honor and in memory of her father’s battle with lymphoma. She says it’s her “little way of giving back to a place that gave so much to him and to my family.”

  • Howard Weinstein

    Howard Weinstein, 2012 Mass General Marathon Team Runner

    As founder and captain of the Mass General Marathon Team and chief of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Howard is running his 22nd Boston Marathon and his15th marathon to fight pediatric cancer. This year, he’s running in honor of his patient-partner, Lily.

  • Greg Gonzales

    Greg Gonzales, 2012 Mass General Marathon Team Runner

    As a veteran of the Mass General Marathon Team, he rose to the challenge his mother, a Mass General nurse, presented to him five years ago to start running marathons. His patient-partner, Matthew, continues to provide the inspiration necessary to keep running.

  • Jenna Norton

    Jenna Norton, 2012 Mass General Marathon Team Runner

    Jenna started running three years ago, when she lost her father to his fight against cancer. His passing inspired her to become healthier — watch her video to learn just how much her life changed when she started running.

  • Jonathan Friedstat

    Jonathan Friedstat, 2012 Mass General Marathon Team Runner

    As a burn and critical care fellow at Mass General, Jonathan has worked closely with MGHfC staff. Why is he running to raise money for pediatric cancer care and research? “None of these kids asked for this problem, and neither did their families."

  • Marisa Levine

    Marisa Levine, 2012 Mass General Marathon Team Runner

    Marisa Levine, a Mass General employee, is running her first marathon in honor of her patient-partner, Lizany, and in memory of Eric, a close friend who passed away from leukemia.

  • Sarah Visocchi

    Sarah Visocchi, 2012 Mass General Marathon Team Runner

    Sarah is running in memory of her father and in honor of her patient-partner, Emma, age 8. She shares her thoughts on the many impressive programs available for pediatric cancer patients at Mass General, and the need for philanthropic support to ensure kids have access to these programs during challenging times.

  • Mass General Marathon Team Runs for Their Patient Partners

    Mass General Marathon Team Runs the 116th Boston Marathon Inspired by Their Patient Partners

    Most of the 130 runners on the Mass General Marathon Team chose to run despite the weather. Family members, friends and children who participate in the Patient-Partner program that matches children with cancer with runners, gathered at mile 20 in Newton to show their support.

  • Photo of Lurie Center for Autism from parking lot.

    Your Visit to the Lurie Center

    Your visit to the Lurie Center, starting with the view from the parking lot and including what you will see when you walk into the building, checking in at the front desk, what the waiting rooms look like, and what happens during an exam.

  • Photo of Dr. Lisa Nowinski

    Lisa Nowinski, PhD

    Dr. Lisa Nowinski talks about her work as a neuropsychologist at the Lurie Center for Autism.

  • Photo of Ann Neumeyer, MD

    Ann Neumeyer, MD

    Dr. Ann Neumeyer, the medical director at the Lurie Center for Autism, talks about her work as a neurologist.

  • Photo of Gretchen Timmel, MEd

    Gretchen Timmel, MEd

    Gretchen Timmel works with adults and children at the Lurie Center for Autism.

  • Photo of Christopher McDougle, MD

    Christopher McDougle, MD

    Dr. Christopher McDougle, the director of the Lurie Center for Autism, talks about his work as a psychiatrist.

  • Ellen Roth, MSW, LICSW

    Ellen Roth, MSW, LICSW

    Ellen Roth talks about her work at the Lurie Center for Autism.

  • Photo of Suzanne Bloomer, MA

    Suzanne Bloomer, MA

    Suzanne Bloomer talks about her work as the autism resource specialist at the Lurie Center for Autism.

  • Julie O’Brien, LMHC

    Julie O'Brien, LMHC

    Julie O’Brien, LMHC, talks about her work at the Lurie Center for Autism in Lexington.

  • Photo of Brian Skotko, MD, MPP

    Keeping Children and Adolescents with Down Syndrome Healthy: Medical Updates for Doctors

    Grand Rounds presentation by Brian Skotko, MD, MPP, Co-Director of the Down Syndrome Program October 9th, 2012.

  • Tommy's Story

    Tommy's Story

    Tommy McGraw, 8 years old, received Proton Beam Therapy at Massachusetts General Hospital after having a brain tumor removed at their hometown hospital, Seattle Children’s Hospital.

  • ASPIRE Program 2012

    ASPIRE Program 2012

    Hear from program administrators and participants about the ASPIRE program which benefits children and young adults with autism and other related disorders.

  • Lost in Transition The Transition of Youth with Special Health Care Needs

    Lost in Transition

    Grand Rounds presentation by Alison T. Schwartz, MD, Director of the Transitions Program at Mass General, May 7th, 2013.

  • Dr. Brian Skotko and patient family

    Noninvasive Prenatal Testing for Down Syndrome in Japan

    Dr. Brian Skotko and members of the Mass General Down Syndrome Program talk to reporters from Japan about the impact of prenatal testing for Down syndrome here in the United States, just as Japan starts to make similar tests available to its people.

  • Alison T. Schwartz and Ben Majewski

    Keeping Adults with Down syndrome Healthy

    Dr. Alison T. Schwartz, clinical co-director of the Mass General Down Syndrome Program, and Ben Majewski, self-advocate resource specialist, talk about how to keep adults with Down syndrome healthy.

  • Family Advisory Council activities

    Activities of the Family Advisory Council

    The Family Advisory Council at MassGeneral Hospital for Children sponsors activities to promote family-centered care, to improve the quality of care and patient satisfaction, and to bring together the hospital and the surrounding community.

  • Intro graphic for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit welcome video

    Welcome to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

    Learn about the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, including who's who on your health-care team, accommodations for parents and guardians staying overnight with children, and a short introduction to family-centered care.

  • Intro graphic for the Ellison 17 welcome video

    Welcome to Ellison 17

    Learn about Ellison 17 (the pediatric inpatient floor for children ages birth to eight years), including who's who on your health-care team, accommodations for parents and guardians staying overnight with children, and a short introduction to family-centered care.

  • Intro graphic for the Ellison 18 welcome video

    Welcome to Ellison 18

    Learn about Ellison 18 (the pediatric inpatient floor for children and adolescents from eight to nineteen years old), including who's who on your health-care team, accommodations for parents and guardians staying overnight with children, and a short introduction to family-centered care.

  • Sports Concussion Clinic

    On Your Team: Meet the Caregivers of the Sports Concussion Clinic at MassGeneral Hospital for Children

    Learn more about the Sports Concussion Clinic's multidisciplinary approach to helping your child recover from concussion.

  • Photo of Karen Kelly and her sisters

    The Kelly Family's Story: Compassionate Care in Extraordinary Circumstances

    Hear how the Mass General Down Syndrome Program helped Karen Kelly and her sisters when unexpected medical complications and problems with guardianship arose.

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    Fall festivities around MGHfC

    Patients, staff and faculty celebrated the 2014 fall season with festive events and Halloween celebrations. Scroll through the gallery to see pictures from many fall-themed events at MGHfC.

  • Parents discussing care for Hirschsprung’s Disease at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

    What is Hirschsprung's Disease?

    Learn more about Dr. Allan Goldstein's mission to find a cure for this rare colon disease effecting newborns.

  • Proton therapy video at MassGeneral Hospital for Children

    Proton Therapy: Applying Proton Radiation with Millimeter Precision

    The story of Will Craigle and his experience of being treated at MassGeneral Hospital or Children with cutting edge proton radiation technology for a brain tumor. This video also highlights other patients as well as the science behind proton radiation therapy.

  • Kyra and Mike in the operating room

    Getting Ready for Surgery

    Learn what to expect when your child comes to MGHfC for surgery.

  • Your Child's Endoscopy: What to Expect

    We know that an endoscopy can be stressful for you and your child. That's why we created the video "Your Child's Endoscopy: What to Expect." We hope this video will answer your questions, alleviate your fears, and help you plan for your child’s endoscopy.

  • Illustration of Wendy from Wendy's Welcome video about the Emergency Department

    You Are Here: Wendy's Welcome to the ED

    A trip to the Emergency Department is stressful for patients, particularly for children. "You Are Here: Wendy’s Welcome to the ED,” explains what pediatric patients can expect during an emergency room visit and gives children insight into their healthcare experience.

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