Category Archives: Pediatrics

First dynamic spine brace — robotic spine exoskeleton — characterizes spine deformities

Researchers at Columbia University developed a robotic spine brace that has the potential to help kids with scoliosis and other spinal deformities. The dynamic brace was originally created in order to have a 3D study on the stiffness of the

First dynamic spine brace — robotic spine exoskeleton — characterizes spine deformities

Researchers at Columbia University developed a robotic spine brace that has the potential to help kids with scoliosis and other spinal deformities. The dynamic brace was originally created in order to have a 3D study on the stiffness of the

Preventing Self-Injurious Behavior in Autism with ECT

Self-injurious behavior (SIB) is common in children with autism or intellectual disabilities. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is now indicated for SIB, providing an alternative for patients who have SIB that is refractory to standard treatments, such as behavioral and psychopharmacological interventions.

Preventing Self-Injurious Behavior in Autism with ECT

Self-injurious behavior (SIB) is common in children with autism or intellectual disabilities. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is now indicated for SIB, providing an alternative for patients who have SIB that is refractory to standard treatments, such as behavioral and psychopharmacological interventions.

Before-School Exercise Program Shows Promise as a Model for Fighting Childhood Obesity

A new study involving two dozen elementary and middle schools implemented the “Build Our Kids’ Success (BOKS)” before-school exercise curriculum and showed that kids were healthier and happier. The BOKS program, started by parents and sponsored by Reebok, has become one

Before-School Exercise Program Shows Promise as a Model for Fighting Childhood Obesity

A new study involving two dozen elementary and middle schools implemented the “Build Our Kids’ Success (BOKS)” before-school exercise curriculum and showed that kids were healthier and happier. The BOKS program, started by parents and sponsored by Reebok, has become one

Teens Take the Tide Pod Challenge

What started as a few satirical articles on the uncanny resemblance of tide pods to candy has escalated to teenagers challenging each other to put Tide Pods in their mouths. Swallowing even a small amount of the highly concentrated detergent can

Teens Take the Tide Pod Challenge

What started as a few satirical articles on the uncanny resemblance of tide pods to candy has escalated to teenagers challenging each other to put Tide Pods in their mouths. Swallowing even a small amount of the highly concentrated detergent can

Investors Pressure Apple to Study the Effects of iPhones on Kids

Apple investors fear that smartphones have created a public health crisis in children and urge the company to investigate the effects of heavy usage on mental health. Will Apple be forced to build new features for smartphone parental control? Full

Investors Pressure Apple to Study the Effects of iPhones on Kids

Apple investors fear that smartphones have created a public health crisis in children and urge the company to investigate the effects of heavy usage on mental health. Will Apple be forced to build new features for smartphone parental control? Full

Increase in self-inflicted pain seen in middle-school girls

A new study released by JAMA this week shows that there has been a rise in self-inflicted pain seen in the emergency room, especially with middle-school aged girls.  This rise has been seen starting after 2008 and some experts are

Increase in self-inflicted pain seen in middle-school girls

A new study released by JAMA this week shows that there has been a rise in self-inflicted pain seen in the emergency room, especially with middle-school aged girls.  This rise has been seen starting after 2008 and some experts are

Diagnosing severity and symptom course of concussions through… spit?

A new JAMA article released today outlines the use of salivary microRNA to examine concussive symptoms.  The initial data show that the duration and character of concussive symptoms can be seen in DNA changes. Full article: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2663880

Diagnosing severity and symptom course of concussions through… spit?

A new JAMA article released today outlines the use of salivary microRNA to examine concussive symptoms.  The initial data show that the duration and character of concussive symptoms can be seen in DNA changes. Full article: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2663880