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What Should Parents Do About Brain Injuries in Kids?

As the weather warms, we are venturing outdoors more and more toward sports fields, bike paths and the open road. With our ever-increasing time spent outside and traveling comes greater risks of injury–particularly brain injury. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified brain injury as the leading cause of disability and death in children and adolescents in …

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What’s in a smile? Learn About the Faces Behind Moebius Syndrome

Moebius Syndrome Foundation | Photo: Rick Guidiotti of Positive Exposure

  Pediatric neurologist Carl E. Stafstrom remembers his first experience with Moebius syndrome was with a child’s mother. She had the tell-tale signs: a drooping face, eyes that could not glance to the side—and, most importantly, she couldn’t smile. Without such a simple means of communication we often take for granted, he couldn’t help but wonder what challenges she might …

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U.S. Surgeon General Advisory Warns Against Ignoring Youth Mental Health Crisis

Sad little girl and boy with smartphone

  First, the good news: Mental illness in children and adolescents is often treatable and preventable. Unfortunately, the mental health of our country’s youth is in crisis, according to a recently released advisory from U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy. The advisory states that this youth mental health crisis occurred long before the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020. In Murthy’s introduction, he shares, …

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Johns Hopkins and UMCH Ranked Among Best Children’s Hospitals

Johns Hopkins and UMCH Ranked Among Best Children's Hospitals

For the past 15 years, parents have turned to U.S. News and World Report’s national rankings of children’s hospitals when searching for specialized pediatric care. To help parents find those services closer to home, this year’s annual list of best children’s hospitals also includes state and regional rankings. In the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, four pediatric hospitals have been ranked among …

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