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June 2015

Belly Button Challenge: Is It Sending the Wrong Message to Your Kids?Good Morning America
video report features MGH psychologist Jennifer J. Thomas

MGH study suggests genetic link in autismBoston Herald
article quotes MGH physician Gagan Joshi

Children with loved ones fighting cancer find support – Boston Globe
article quotes MGH physician Paula Rauch

Most States Don’t Require CPR Training For High Schoolers, Should They?CommonHealth / WBUR.org
article mentions study co-authored by MGH investigator Farrah Mateen

Animals Ease Social Anxiety in Kids With AutismMedscape News
article quotes MGH physician Arshya Vahabzadeh

Surgical death rates for babies kept secretWCVB-TV / Channel 5
article quotes MGH physician David Shahian

Should you give your kid ADHD drugs?Washington Post
article quotes MGH physician Timothy Wilens

May 2015

Here’s Why We’re All Obsessed With The Charlie Charlie ChallengeMTV.com
article quotes MGH physician Steven Schlozman

Guns, Guns, Guns. Enough AlreadyHuffington Post
article written by MGH physician Steven Schlozman

The Checkup: Teenage ZombiesSlate.com
podcast features MGH physician Marvin Wang

Old-Fashioned Bell Helps 12-Year-Old Minnesota Boy Battle CancerHere & Now / WBUR.org
article and audio report about patient treated at MGHFC

Canadian bioethicist questions value of Down syndrome detectionBioEdge
article quotes MGH investigator Brian Skotko

New doubts are cast on shaken-baby diagnoses – Boston Globe
article mentions testimony by MGH physician Alice Newton

Battling childhood obesityBoston Globe
article features MGHFC patient and research led by MGH investigator Elsie Taveras

Which Hospitals Are Best for Patients Who Need Common CareUS News & World Report
article lists MGH as one of top teaching hospitals

MGH pot study will pay Westford studentsSentinel & Enterprise News (Westford, MA)
article about MGH study led by MGH investigator Anne Eden Evins

Computerized decision support tools improve BMI in childrenHealio: Pediatrics
coverage of study led by MGH investigator Elsie Taveras

School's struggling with psychologist shortageWFXT-TV / Fox 25
video report features MGH psychologist Ellen Braaten

One Doc’s Oreos-And-Batman Perspective: TV Doesn’t (Necessarily) Make Kids Fat CommonHealth / WBUR.org
article written by MGH physician Steve Schlozman

Report: E-cigarettes Can Cause Permanent Brain Damage for TeensVoice of America
article quotes MGH physician Jonathan Winickoff

Back In Court, Same-Sex Marriage And Autism Awareness MonthGreater Boston / WGBH News
video segment features MGH physicians Gagan Joshi and Ann Neumeyer

April 2015

A temperature monitor for babies gives new parents peace of mindBeta Boston
article mentions trial conducted at MGHFC

Is Google’s New App, YouTube Kids, More Friendly To Families Or Advertisers?RadioBoston / WBUR.org
audio report features MGH physician Eugene Beresin

Aspiring for Inclusion: Aspire Gala Raises Record Amount for Innovative Autism ProgramHuffington Post
article written by MGH physician Arshya Vahabzadeh

Computerized Decision Support Linked to Better BMIs in Kids – Medscape News
coverage of study led by MGH investigator Elsie Taveras

Child obesity intervention with strong IT support found to be effectiveMedical News Today
coverage of study led by MGH investigator Elsie Taveras

Obesity Intervention Reduces BMI in ChildrenEndocrinology Advisor
coverage of study led by MGH investigator Elsie Taveras

Witness protection participant describes experience (video report)Boston Herald
video report features MGH psychologist Ellen Braaten

Hundreds of kids fall under program’s wingBoston Herald
article quotes MGH psychologist Ellen Braaten

Opening new homes for families with kids at MGHFCBoston Business Journal
article quotes MGH physician Howard Weinstein

Building a Bionic Pancreas Smithsonian
coverage of research project co-led by MGH investigator Steven Russell

Predicting The Next Mental Health Crisis: Sometimes We Just Can’t Know  CommonHealth / WBUR.org
article written by MGH physician Steve Schlozman

Everyone With Autism Isn’t the Same Boston.com
article quotes Genna Lyons of MGH Aspire

Man hoping cutting edge genetic testing can identify disability WCVB- TV / Channel 5
video report features MGH physician Brian Skotko and MGH patients

Blood Test Provides More Accurate Prenatal Testing For Down Syndrome NPR.org
article quotes MGH physicians Michael Greene and Brian Skotko

Why puppetry is so much more than entertainment Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT)
article quotes MGH physician Steven Schlozman

March 2015

Measure kids’ medicines in metric units, not spoonfuls, doctors say - Reuters Health
article quotes Lois Parker of MGH Pharmacy

Teen uses special diet to stop seizures WCVB-TV, Channel 5
video report features MGH physician Joel Salinas, MGHFC dietician Heidi Pfeifer and MGHFC patient

High-stress teens beware of later heart illsBoston Globe
article quotes MGH physician Gregory Fricchione

Study Supports Raising Tobacco-Purchase Age to 21Wall Street Journal
article mentions study led by MGH investigator Jonathan Winickoff

Unlikely events lead to life-saving surgeryBoston Globe
article about patient treated at MGHFC, article mentions MGH physician Thomas MacGillivray

Too Much Praise Can Turn Your Kids Into Narcissistic Jerks, Study FindsABC News/Good Morning America
article quotes MGH physician Eugene Beresin

Managing Food Allergies: 5 Surprising New Approaches to Prevention, Diagnosis and TreatmentUS News & World Report
article quotes MGH physician Wayne Shreffler

Toddlers And TechnologyCNN
video report features MGH physician Eugene Beresin and MGH psychologist Ellen Braaten

What New Peanut Study Means For Kids With Food Allergies — And What It Doesn’tCommonHealth/WBUR.org
article quotes MGH physician Wayne Shreffler

February 2015

Changing minds: Down syndrome, Alzheimer’s connections could mean new breakthroughsThe Bulletin
article quotes MGH physician Brian Skotko

Doctors speculate whether kids are too 'plugged in' KLAS-TV (Las Vegas, NV)
article quotes MGH physician Gene Beresin and MGH psychologist Ellen Braaten

Anorexia: Potentially Deadly, Treatable And Still Not Always Covered By InsuranceCommonHealth / WBUR.org
article written by MGHFC physicians Steve Schlozman and Gene Beresin

Music Thwarts Pain at Boston HospitalsBoston.com
article features MGHFC music therapist Lorrie Kubicek

Child Psych: How Not To Lose It On The Umpteenth Snow Day – CommonHealth / WBUR.org
article written by MGH physicians Steve Schlozman and Eugene Beresin

Bruins players visit children at Mass General HospitalWHDH-TV / Channel 7
coverage of The Boston Bruins’ visit to MGHfC

Bruins Make Valentine’s Day-Themed Visit To Boston Hospitals (Photos)NESN
coverage of The Boston Bruins’ visit to MGHfC

Report: More College Freshmen Say They’re ‘Frequently’ Feeling DepressedCommonHealth/WBUR.org
quotes MGH physician Steven Schlozman

There's Pornography on the Internet? Really? How to Talk to Your KidsHuffington Post
article written by MGH physician Steven Schlozman

Can Attention Deficit Drugs ‘Normalize’ a Child’s Brain? New York Times
article quotes MGH psychiatrist Timothy Wilens

January 2015

PODCAST: Marvin L Wang, MD discusses the CDC’s draft recommendation on adolescent circumcisionModern Medicine Network
podcast features MGH physician Marvin Wang

Epileptic Boy's Parents Frustrated by Delays Plaguing Medical Marijuana RolloutABC News / Good Morning America
article quotes MGH investigator Elizabeth Thiele

The most important thing you can do with your kids? Eat dinner with them.Washington Post
article written by MGH psychologist Anne Fishel

Autism & Probiotics: ‘Office Hours’ with GI Specialist Tim Buie Autism Speaks
video features physician Timothy Buie of the MGH Lurie Center

How to talk to your child about the negative effects of pornDeseret News National
article quotes MGH psychiatrist Steven Schlozman

Sleepy Students: A Pediatrician’s Plea For Later School Start Times - CommonHealth / Wbur.org
article written by MGH physician Marvin Wang

Medfield High's Jack Cadigan is SI's Jan. High School Athlete of the MonthSports Illustrated
video report about patient treated at MGHFC, quotes MGH physician Dr. Thomas MacGillivray

'Child Genius' Quiz Show Stirs a Debate Over Pushing Kids – Good Morning America / ABC News
video report features MGH physician Eugene Beresin

More evidence against keeping electronics in kids’ bedrooms Reuters Health
coverage of study co-authored by MGH investigator Elsie Taveras

Kids Who Sleep Near Their Smartphones Get Less Shuteye, Study Says  Bloomberg News
coverage of study co-authored by MGH investigator Elsie Taveras

Sleeping Near A Smartphone Can Disturb A Child's Rest NPR.org
coverage of study co-authored by MGH investigator Elsie Taveras

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