Every day, their baby stopped breathing, his collapsed bronchus blocking the crucial flow of air to his lungs. April and Bryan Gionfriddo watched helplessly, just praying that somehow the dire predictions weren’t true.
Children with obstructive sleep apnea who had a common surgery to remove their tonsils and adenoids showed notable improvements in behavior, quality of life and other symptoms compared to those treated with “watchful waiting” and supportive care, according to a new study.
In an editorial published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics, a U-M pediatrician argues that saying “children are not small adults” disconnects child and adult health concerns and initiatives, when children’s and adults’ health are inseparable.
As high schoolers prepare for final exams, teens nationwide may be tempted to use a “study drug” – a prescription stimulant or amphetamine – to gain an academic edge. But a new University of Michigan poll shows only one in 100 parents of teens 13-17 years old believes that their teen has used a study drug.
The 7th Annual Champions for Children’s Hearts celebrity gala and golf tournament – presented by Delta Airlines and Lexus of Ann Arbor and hosted by Brian Griese, Steve Hutchinson and Charles Woodson -- is Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19.
Four out of five parents and grandparents in Michigan say they’d rather take children to a hospital that does medical research for children than one that does not, according to a new poll from the University of Michigan.
Paul A. King, who has successfully led a large, Los Angeles-based pediatric group practice for the past eight years, has been selected as the new executive director of the University of Michigan’s top-ranked C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital.
Many parents are putting their precious cargo at risk while driving, according to survey results that will be presented May 5 and 6 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington, DC.
Researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of Missouri concluded that physicians often label common symptoms in infants, such as crying and spitting up, as disease. Frequent use of the GERD label can lead to overuse of medication, according to study published online today ahead of print in the journal Pediatrics.
Few situations can provoke more anxiety for people with peanut or tree-nut allergies than having an allergic reaction while flying on an airplane and being unable to get help. But in a new study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology-In Practice, researchers found passengers who engaged in eight mitigating factors were less likely to report an allergic reaction.
Primary care practices around the country are being encouraged and even paid to become “medical homes,” but small practices might be at a significant disadvantage in this race to improve health care for children.
Each year, more than 130,000 children younger than 13 are treated in U.S. emergency departments after motor-vehicle crash-related injuries. Each of these visits offer a chance to pass along tips for proper use of child passenger restraints, but a new study from the University of Michigan indicates emergency departments may not be taking advantage of those opportunities.
At the end of the first week of the Make-A-Wish Collegiate Fundraising Challenge, the University of Michigan and Michigan State are deadlocked in their competition to raise money for children with life threatening medical conditions.
Parents magazine today announced its exclusive list of 10 Best Children’s Hospitals, ranking the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital eighth in the nation. C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital was the only Michigan hospital ranked in the top 10.
In the beloved American stories of the Little House on the Prairie, author Laura Ingalls Wilder writes emotionally about how scarlet fever robs her big sister Mary of her sight. But in a new study, University of Michigan researchers found it is likely scarlet fever had nothing to do with Mary’s blindness.
Despite data on rising rates of abuse and overdoses of narcotic pain medicines across all age groups, in a new poll from the University of Michigan, most parents said they are not very concerned about misuse of these medicines by children and teens.
Egg allergic children, including those with a history of anaphylaxis to egg, can safely receive a single dose of the seasonal influenza vaccine, according to a new study from the University of Michigan.
With a new award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), researchers at the University of Michigan hope to provide parents with the tools needed to make decisions about disorders of sex development (DSD)
A new affiliation between Sparrow Children’s Center and the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital will provide children and families in the mid-Michigan area with expanded pediatric specialty care close to home.