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Children's hospital leaders and teams have a new resource to strengthen their understanding of key population health concepts. A four-part series with experts from the Jefferson College of Population Health explores changes in the...

source: Children's Hospital Association

The CHA Kansas office is moving its headquarters Friday, Oct. 7 through Monday, Oct. 10. The data center that provides infrastructure and hosting support of the CHA website, data programs and tools, staff email and phone service will also be relocated. All systems supported...

source: Children's Hospital Association

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first artificial pancreas — a cellphone-sized device that automatically takes care of checking a patient's blood sugar and delivers lifesaving insulin as needed. The surprise approval — it wasn't expected until...


Pediatricians sometimes find ourselves holding small children down and treating them against their will. When cleaning the wax out of a toddler's ear, for example, to see if there's an infection, we don't ask the child's opinion. But as children grow up, how can they, and...

source: The New York Times

Births to U.S. teens reached a record low last year, continuing a dramatic two-decade decline, federal health officials reported. The then-historic low achieved in 2014 was surpassed in 2015, with the overall birth rate for 15- to 19-year-olds falling another 8 percent,...

source: HealthDay News

The proportion of U.S. babies born suffering from withdrawal syndrome after exposure to heroin or prescription opiates in utero has more than doubled in less than a decade, a study suggests. Researchers focused on what's known as neonatal abstinence syndrome, a condition...

source: JAMA Pediatrics via Reuters


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