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.
Connecticut Children’s Child Life department brings Halloween to patients who are unable to leave the hospital. In an annual tradition called “Reverse Trick-or-Treating,” Connecticut Children’s staff dress up in costumes and go door-to-door throughout the inpatient units bearing plenty of treats! “Halloween is a big deal for kids,” says Lead Child Life Specialist Christine Tatem. […]
Connecticut Children’s patient Annelise, 12, was recently invited to speak at the Lupus Foundation of America’s Evening of Hope in New York City as a Youth Ambassador. Her mother, Cheryl, shares why lupus awareness is so important to their family. Congratulations to Annelise on the incredible honor of becoming a Youth Ambassador for the Lupus […]
By: Christine Ohannessian, PhD New research, brought to light by Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s Center for Behavioral Health, takes a look at the relationship between playing video games and anxiety during adolescence. The research, titled “Video game play and anxiety during late adolescence: The moderating effects of gender and social context,” published in the Journal […]
When it comes to Irish dance competitions, Irish eyes are smiling on 16-year-old Bridget Souriyamath. Bridget, who has been taking Irish dance lessons for the past 12 years, has fared well at local and regional competitions. But it was her participation in the McInerney Championship Feis in Worcester, Mass., on Oct. 29, 2016, that was […]
“A case of head lice has been detected in your child’s class.” It’s a note no parent wants to receive! But how do you know what to look for? Connecticut Children’s primary care physician Paula Lucuara Revelo, MD shares an easy, step-by-step way to check for lice or nits (lice eggs). How to check for […]
In honor of National Health IT Week, we sat down with a few colleagues from Connecticut Children’s Information Technology team to discuss what’s next for healthcare technology and information security. John Shepard, Chief Information Security Officer John sets the strategic security vision for Connecticut Children’s, including defining the security standards that protect patient information and […]