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A 2018 study found that children from poor neighborhoods fare worse after heart surgery compared with kids from wealthier areas. Now Columbia researchers are trying to understand why.
Physician-scientist Wendy Chung, MD, PhD, has been named chief of the Division of Clinical Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics, effective Jan. 1, 2020.
In the United States, the drug hydroxyurea has helped reduce strokes caused by sickle cell disease. Now a team from Columbia and Makerere University is testing if it can do the same in Uganda.
This year’s flu season is off to an early start, and one of the active strains is known to hit children harder. Columbia pediatrician Melissa Stockwell explains why kids should get a flu shot.
- May 10, 2016
Immunization rates rise when city vaccination records are shared with providers via electronic health records, a new study finds.
- April 25, 2016
For some types of autism, gastrointestinal problems may originate from the same genetic changes that lead to the behavioral and social characteristics of the condition.
- February 24, 2016
Columbia neurosurgeon uses less-invasive technique to reduce spasticity in children with cerebral palsy.
- February 23, 2016
Researchers conducted a systematic review of studies investigating both maternal and infant risk factors for childhood obesity.
- February 10, 2016
Mailman School of Public Health researchers found that although vaccination policy changes remain controversial, alternatives exist to eliminate nonmedical exemptions by making them harder to obtain.
- December 9, 2015
P&S researcher Wendy Chung and colleagues find genetic mutations that explain why many children with congenital heart disease also have neurodevelopmental disorders.
- October 7, 2015
Mailman researchers examine the effects of prenatal exposure to PBDEs, a chemical found in common flame retardants, on children's development.
- September 18, 2015
Columbia pediatric orthopedic surgeon David P. Roye is part of a team that has designed a flexible brace with sensors to help its users with everyday activities.
- January 30, 2015
Children with early-onset scoliosis can be treated with a magnetic device that lengthens growing rods without twice-a-year surgery.
- January 6, 2015
Study by Melissa Stockwell, MD, MPH, found that text message reminders helped increase young children's likelihood of receiving second dose of flu vaccine.