When describing his latest effort to make breakthroughs for children with cancer, Adam Resnick, PhD, places it in the context of history. In their origins, science and medicine were once entirely separate disciplines, he notes.
The wriggling supine baby reached up toward the jungle-themed play gym that arced above her and grabbed a dangling elephant by the trunk. As she squeezed it, the elephant squeaked. She smiled, released, and grabbed the elephant again, this time joining in with a happy squeak of her own.
A special space is open on the walls of Adeline Vanderver, MD’s, new office for a framed collage of “Commander” Massimo “Mo” Damiani, a toddler wearing an orange jumpsuit who looks ready to join a NASA astronaut team. Dr.
The brain is an energy hog, consuming more energy than any other single organ despite its small size relative to the rest of the body.
If your child had a serious and complex disease, one that affected multiple organs and systems — perhaps impairing her growth, her ability to move, her liver function, her vision, her heart, her brain, or a combination of several or all of these with progressive involvement occurring in other parts of the body — you would want an explanation of what went awry in her hea
A new word is catching on to describe the sometimes overwhelming life stage of learning to behave like a grown-up: “adulting.” For youth with chronic diseases, adulting has complexities beyond coming to grips with doing their own laundry.