When people have things in common and cross paths regularly, they often form bonds and become friends. If this were true in the world of biology, then diabetes and mitochondrial disease could become besties.
When children with multiple swollen joints come to the Center for Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatic Disease for treatment, and then a few weeks later they are back on the field playing sports, their energy is contagious for pediatric rheumatologist
About 79 million Americans are currently infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), and 14 million people become newly infected each year. Yet, despite these very real numbers, misconceptions about HPV seem to overshadow attempts to increase vaccination rates to prevent infection.
More than 1,500 children die from abuse in the U.S each year, and many more are injured. Hospitals, however, may be missing opportunities to protect these young victims of abuse.
It is imperative for clinicians to detect and treat seizures that may occur in newborns with congenital heart disease (CHD) who have cardiac surgery. Seizures are associated with underlying brain injury, greater illness severity, and worse neurodevelopmental outcomes.
Many autoimmune diseases run in families, and because individual patients often have more than one autoimmune condition, clinicians have long suspected that these disorders have shared genetic predispositions.