Our President and CEO Pat Magoon and Dr. Matt Davis, head of Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care at Lurie Children's, share their thoughts on the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA) in this opinion piece published in Crain's Chicago Business. They write, "The race to bring major change to the nation's health care system is putting America's children at grave risk." See more [...
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The U.S House of Representatives is scheduled to vote this week on a major piece of legislation called the American Health Care Act (AHCA). This legislation as proposed places the 30 million children who rely on Medicaid at grave risk. The American Health Care Act (AHCA) as proposed does not guarantee that the current spending on children's healthcare via the Medicaid program will be...
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Urgent: Proposed Medicaid reform legislation places children at risk. Please contact Congress TODAY.

South Paw, Sparky, Rooty and Sir Roland Braveheart stopped by today for a mascot Monday thanks to the organization Mascots for a Cure!
Yesterday, Senator Dick Durbin and Congressman Danny Davis announced the introduction of the Trauma Informed Care for Children and Families Act. Senator Durbin recognized The Center for Childhood Resilience's Dr. Colleen Cicchetti for CCR's leadership in pediatric trauma awareness and prevention. In addition, three students from Tilden High School, a CPS school that CCR has been working in for...
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Durbin, Davis unveil plan to help kids stressed by violence

March is National Nutrition month! Lurie Children’s Department of Clinical Nutrition includes 22 registered dietitians who have different areas of expertise and work together with a patient's multidisciplinary healthcare team to provide a wide-range of services including developing care plans and education. Learn more about our registered dietitians [ Bit.ly Link ]. #all4your1

Registered Dietitians Part of Patient’s Multi-Disciplinary Team

What is a Child Specialist? Learn more about our Child Life Specialists at [ Bit.ly Link ].
Take two! On Monday, we realized we had some technical difficulties during our Facebook Live, "What is a Child Life Specialist?". In case you missed it, we are filming a re-do today at 12:30 p.m. (central time)! #all4your1 #childlife
Michelle Steltzer, Advanced Practice Nurse for the Heart Center, helps families navigate life with congenital heart disease- something she has lifelong experience with. Read more [ Bit.ly Link ]. #all4your1

How a Nurse Practitioner Helps Families Navigate Life with Congenital Heart Disease, With the Benefit of Lifelong Research

What's a child life specialist? Find out today at 3:30 p.m. (central time) during our Facebook Live as we chat with Becca Mitsos, Child Life Specialist for Surgical Services. #childlife #all4your1
With recent reports of a #mumps outbreak, we asked Dr. Kenneth Polin, a primary care physician at Lurie Children's Primary Care - Town & Country Pediatrics, to explain what everyone should know about this viral illness [ Bit.ly Link ]. #all4your1

What You Need to Know About Mumps

There’s nothing better than watching our kids reach personal milestones. Little Lincoln achieved a big one this week. After undergoing major surgery, he walked for the first time since his procedure – fittingly wearing his superhero cape every step of the way. Go, Lincoln! #all4your1
Storytime is an important part of the day for children, particularly those spending their time in the hospital. Books help offer a momentary sense of relief to children as they escape to magical lands and other imaginative places through stories.

In honor of National Reading Month, provide a book to a child at Lurie Children's: bit.ly/2mFSv4O #NationalReadingMonth #all4your1
In honor of World Kidney Day, we celebrate our patient Enrique! Last summer, Enrique Meza, 14, was suffering from hypertension (high blood pressure) and his heart was showing signs of increased thickness. But with the help of Lurie Children’s Division of Kidney Diseases, Enrique made serious lifestyle changes to help improve his health. Today, Enrique has lost 60 pounds and is off his high...
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Lifestyle Changes Help Teen Improve His Overall Health

Thanks to KIDSS for Kids, an affiliated organization of Lurie Children's, thousands of our patients benefit from programs like art therapy, child life and school services each year. Read more about the board's impact over the past 25 years: bit.ly/2mQolIB #all4your1
After 15‐month‐old River was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain tumor, his parents were encouraged to learn that his caregivers in the Pediatric Brain Tumor Program at Lurie Children’s are also leaders in research to find cures for his rare form of tumor. Read River's story: bit.ly/2lYC4Nm #all4your1
Nearly 200 representatives from the Circle of Corporate Champions, a donor society made up of corporate partners that give $10,000 or more annually, recently gathered together to celebrate their support of Lurie Children's. Guests left inspired after hearing from the Ewoldt family and their pediatric oncologist, Dr. Rishi Lulla. Ellie Ewoldt, mother of 7-year-old Chase who was diagnosed with a...
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For parents of children with food allergies, every day brings new fears. Will my child know what to do if they have a reaction? What happens if a reaction occurs at school or during a play date? Will others know how to help?

The Division of Allergy & Immunology at Lurie Children's is working to ease those anxieties for families with the Food Allergy Support & Education (FASE) program, led by...
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As head of the Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics, Dr. Sandeep Narang's focus has been to make Lurie Children's Child Protection Team the nation's leader in child maltreatment research, education, training and clinical care.

Learn how he plans to chart a new course towards ending child abuse: bit.ly/2lE0MCz #all4your1