CHAM Insider - Issue 1 - October 2016


National Institute of Health GRANTS $5.3 Million for CHAM Research

Judy Aschner, MD, Physician-in-Chief, CHAM, and Professor, Pediatrics, Michael I. Cohen, MD University Chair, Albert Einstein College of Medicine has been awarded a $5.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Aschner’s research will focus on how exposure to chemicals in Neonatal Intensive Care Units are associated with adverse health outcomes. Read More.

Recap: News & Events

CHAM Ranks As One Of The Best

CHAM takes its place for the ninth year in a row on the U.S. News & World Report list of the nation’s best children’s hospitals. Nationally ranked in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery and Orthopedics, CHAM continues to lead the way in providing exceptional care. Read More.

Read: Did You Know?

Pregnant Women with Severe Migraines May Be at Increased Risk for Labor and Delivery Complications

New study reveals possible link to preterm delivery, preeclampsia and low birthweight, particularly for women over 35. Women who have acute migraine attacks that are severe enough to prompt them to seek care may be more likely to have complications when giving birth, including preterm delivery, preeclampsia and low birthweight. Women 35 and older were seven times more likely to have these complications. Read More.

Paying Attention to Toy Safety Labeling and Developmental Guidelines

Despite tight government regulation, more than 200,000 visits are made annually to U.S. emergency departments for toy-related injuries. With the holiday season approaching, researchers from CHAM examined how toys are tested and labeled for safety concerns in a State-of-the-Art Review Article in the current issue of Pediatrics, with the goal of educating pediatricians and encouraging toy safety discussions with parents. Read More.