Connecticut Children's Blog
Connecticut Children's Blog provides important perspective on pediatric health from the same voices that care for our patients at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
By: Maddie Love, HuskyTHON dancer & social media guru #Huskython #FTK Since I was a young girl, my parents always said that I have the ability to change the world and make an impact on someone’s life. I would always brush their words aside, undermining the fact that what he said could possibly hold some […]
Childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. In 2012, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese. When medical management is not effective, surgical options are considered for weight loss, even in adolescents. Each year, 400-800 children/year are referred to Connecticut […]
By: Garry Lapidus, PA-C, MPH, Director, Injury Prevention Center, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center & Kevin Borrup, JD, MPA, Associate Director, Injury Prevention Center, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center “Make Safe Happen,” the Nationwide 2015 Super Bowl Commercial, touched a nerve and created concern among many. The key point of the commercial is that injury is the […]
By Alex B., patient at Connecticut Children’s Transverse Myelitis is a rare inflammatory disease causing injury to the spinal cord that can leave sufferers with permanent disabilities or paralysis. 17 year old Alex B. shares her journey with TM, what she’s learned and how it’s helped her discover who she is. To find out more […]