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A new study from Columbia pediatricians found that new mothers are more receptive to educational materials that contain facts, not criticism, about sugary drinks.
A drug given to nearly 10 percent of all pregnant women to prevent severe respiratory ailments in preterm babies also reduces health care costs, according to a new study by Columbia researchers.
One in five adolescents in New York City may have undiagnosed asthma, a study from Columbia University School of Nursing has found.
Columbia University's Department of Pediatrics expands leadership council with new executive vice chair and six additional vice chairs.
- May 23, 2013
Allergens? No. Inflammation? No. An over-active gene that interrupts lipid synthesis appears to be the cause of 20-30% childhood asthma cases.
Source:New York TimesApril 4, 2013
A 3-month-old baby suddenly won’t eat. After a day and a half, the baby was transferred to the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, where doctors and nurses worked around the clock to figure out what was wrong.
- March 1, 2013
With funding from ChildObesity180, schools around the country can implement an exercise program developed at CHALK.
- February 21, 2013
With new genetic information on sickle cell, doctors hope to predict who will benefit from the only drug approved for the disease.
- January 30, 2013
Debby and Peter A. Weinberg, with several of their family members and friends, have given more than $7 million to help establish the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC).
- December 19, 2012
A team of scientists from The New York Stem Cell Foundation Laboratory and CUMC has developed a technique that may prevent the inheritance of mitochondrial diseases in children.
Source:Time MagazineDecember 7, 2012
Chromosomal microarray, which compares a fetus' DNA to that of a normal genome, should be offered to all expectant mothers, say CUMC researchers.
- December 7, 2012
A new genetic test may help detect abnormalities in 40% more cases of stillbirth - co-authored by Columbia's Dr. Brynn Levy.
- December 5, 2012
A new genetic test, microarray, found significantly more clinically relevant information than the standard method - results in NEJM.