At birth, infants move from a sterile environment to one full of microorganisms. They rapidly acquire alterations in their immune systems that help them to survive in this dirty world.
Advocates for biomedical research expressed their disappointment in President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2015, which includes a slight rise in funding for the National Institutes of Health.
Setting and achieving goals is a significant milestone in adolescent and young adults’ (AYA) development that paves the way for independence in adulthood.
Children and adolescents with refractory cancer often are invited to participate in early phase clinical drug trials, but making the choice to enroll can be challenging for them and their families.
A Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia pediatrician’s research project spans across continents to Botswana, a sub-Saharan African country with a busy clinic for 2,000 HIV-infected children and adolescents who stole her heart.
In the past decade, clinicians have made significant advancements in the diagnosis of pediatric bone disorders, particularly because national reference data is now available for bone density in children older than 5; however, clinicians do not have the appropriate tools for bone health assessment