Our new blog, Discoveries

Our clinical health stories are getting a new home. To keep up with all the latest clinical updates from Boston Children’s Hospital, you can now visit our new all-Boston-Children’s hub, Discoveries.

The new site will also keep you up to date on research and innovation news, patient stories, parenting information, our favorite photos and videos, and happenings within our community.

Visit Discoveries.childrenshospital.org.

Prolonged grief of bereaved parents: How pediatricians can help

Richard Goldstein, MD, an expert on SIDS and prolonged grief, meets with a bereaved family.
Richard Goldstein, MD, program director of Boston Children’s Robert’s Program on Sudden Unexpected Death in Pediatrics, meets with a bereaved family.

Despite worldwide efforts to promote safe sleep over the years, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) continues to be the leading cause of post-neonatal infant mortality in every advanced country in the world. More infants die from unexplained infant deaths each year than children zero through 18 die from cancer.

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Dispatch from Jordan: Improving care for war-wounded Syrian refugee youth

Syrian refugee camp in Amman, Jordan
IMAGE: ADOBE STOCK

Why should I listen to you, an American, Harvard psychologist? What do you know about war and hunger? Why should I trust that you’re here to help? What makes you different than all the other researchers who come to Jordan just to collect data and leave?

All good questions; hard ones, yes, but critical to answer if I wanted to be of any support to Jordanian healthcare systems in improving quality of care for Syrian refugee youth and families seeking refuge in the region.

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A robotic approach to artificial urinary sphincter placement

Physicians use a robot to place an artificial urinary sphincter
PHOTO IMAGE: FAWN GRACEY/BOSTON CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

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