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Monkeypox is in the headlines, and the number of cases appears to be rising. What do parents need to know about the virus? Should they be worried that their children might become infected?
most parechovirus infections are mild, but newborns and infants younger than three months old are at increased risk of seizures, encephalitis, and meningitis, says Dr. Cecilia Mo.
The higher rates of MIS-C in Black and Latino children are just the tip of the iceberg in health inequities in the US.
Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir, MD researches disparities in health outcomes for underrepresented minorities and the link between air pollution exposure and physical activity patterns among young people.
- March 30, 2020
Pediatrician Edith Bracho-Sanchez, MD is director of pediatric telemedicine for NYP and has appeared on a number of news outlets to provide expert commentary since the outbreak of COVID-19.
Source:CUIMC NewsroomDecember 4, 2019
Here are 6 things Melissa Stockwell, MD, MPH tells families and other physicians to encourage more families to get their children vaccinated against the flu.
- July 24, 2019
Columbia’s Nancy Green, MD is assessing risk of stroke and cognitive impairment through an NIH-funded research grant, “The Burden of Sickle Cell Disease on the Brains of Children in Uganda.”
- July 24, 2019
Dr. Justine Kahn is investigating why race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status impact the long-term survival of children and adolescents with cancer.
- June 7, 2019
Columbia has launched the Center for Children’s Digital Health Research. Participating researchers will use the most cutting edge tools to have a positive impact child health.
Source:Mailman School of Public HealthMay 14, 2019
A variety of factors are behind the recent upsurge in measles cases. Understanding these factors could point to a way to stop future outbreaks from taking hold.
Source:Columbia Mailman School of Public HealthMay 6, 2019
Public health experts at a recent adolescent health symposium noted that rates of sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise, and teens have a higher risk of acquiring a STI than any other group.
- April 11, 2019
There are significant gaps in current plans for the care of children during catastrophic events. Meeting attendees will develop a white paper to outline best practices for these situations.
Source:CUIMC NewsroomApril 11, 2019
A new study from Columbia pediatricians found that new mothers are more receptive to educational materials that contain facts, not criticism, about sugary drinks.
Source:Irving Institute NewsroomFebruary 8, 2019
Jennifer Woo Baidal, MD, MPH, is spearheading multiple projects with the goal of translating epidemiologic and patient-oriented research findings into early-life obesity prevention approaches.