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Jun 19 2015
Detroit Researchers Help Identify a Key Gene Mutation

By: The Children's Hospital of Michigan Category Children's Hospital of Michigan

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After collecting data on a leukemia-affected family for nearly a decade, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit Medical Center (DMC), Hematologist and Wayne State University School of Medicine Professor of Pediatrics Madhvi Rajpurkar, M.D., joined an international team of genetic researchers in an effort to track down a mutation partly responsible for causing the disease. Their findings, recently published in one of the world’s leading science journals, have “major implications” for better understanding the genetic basis of several types of cancer, including leukemia.

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Jun 9 2015
Eight Is Great

By: The Children's Hospital of Michigan Category Children's Hospital of Michigan

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The Children’s Hospital of Michigan at the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) is among the best in the country in eight pediatric specialties according to the new U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan is nationally ranked in:Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Nephrology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology. The Children's Hospital of Michigan also received the highest ranking of any pediatric hospital in Michigan for Cancer, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Nephrology.

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Jun 4 2015
Top Reasons Kids End Up in the ER

By: The Children's Hospital of Michigan Category Children's Hospital of Michigan

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While enjoying the summer season, take precautions to avoid these top injuries/illnesses typically seen in the emergency room. Dr. Prashant Mahajan of Children's Hospital of Michigan offers insight.

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May 27 2015
BECAUSE HUNGER DOESN’T TAKE A SUMMER VACATION

By: The Children's Hospital of Michigan Category Children's Hospital of Michigan

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The end of the school year often marks the end of a guaranteed meal for almost half of Detroit’s children. In Southeast Michigan more than 300,000 free or reduced fee, breakfasts and lunches are served daily during the school year. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Professional Nurse Council at the DMC is leading a community effort to provide area children with a consistent daily meal over summer recess. The 6th Annual Cereal Drive kicks off on Friday, May 29, and runs through June 5, 2015. The cereal collected will be donated to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan and distributed to over 600 food pantries throughout Southeastern Michigan.

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May 18 2015
Surgery Express: Taking the S as in Scary out of Surgery

By: Kim Adams Category Children's Hospital of Michigan

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Has your child ever been afraid there’s a monster lurking under his bed or in her closet? I can tell you, that’s happened at our house more than once! Just like any other mom, I shine a flashlight into those dark spaces so my child can see there’s really nothing to fear. The more they can see, the less they worry. At the Children's Hospital of Michigan, the Surgery Express program shows and tells kids BY chasing away similar fears of the unknown when it comes to their upcoming surgery.

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