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Why vaccine research is important

>The Food and Drug Administration’s approval of a new vaccine called Prevnar 13 means parents now have a vaccine that provides broader protection against one of the main bacteria that causes infections in children up to 5 years old. The bacterium, called Streptococcus pneumoniae, can cause infections of the blood, middle ear, the covering of […]

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Time to untip the scales

> Let me share a few facts with you: One in three American children is overweight or obese. Billions of dollars are spent every year treating obesity-related conditions. Public health experts say this generation of children is on track to have shorter lifespans than their parents. I (like you may already have done) read these […]

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Why pediatric-specific care matters

>I saw a miracle on Monday. No, no one walked on water. Flying pigs weren’t around either. What I saw was just as unbelievable though. Kaiden Beville, all 21 months of him, came back to Children’s to get a cast placed on his broken arm. The young boy, who sustained his injury jumping on his […]

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