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Virtues of Whole Blood Chemistry

Most blood chemistry in adult and pediatric settings is performed using serum or plasma because cells interfere with analyses that ...

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Schoenecker Receives Humanitarian of the Year Award

Washington University physician Perry Schoenecker, MD, orthopedic surgeon at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and chief of pediatric orthopedics at Shriners ...

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Pediatric ICU Earns National Beacon Award for Excellence

The St. Louis Children’s Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (ICU) earned a national silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence from the ...

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Overcoming Parents' Vaccination Hesitancy: It's Not Easy

In today’s social media-focused and celebrity-centric world, “facts” found on the Internet or espoused by television and movie personalities sometimes ...

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Newborn ICU Staff, Volunteer Leaders Receive National Honor

The March of Dimes Newborn ICU Family Support Program at St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH) received a national Project of ...

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Missouri State Rep. Marsha Haefner Receives SLCH Advocacy Award

For consistently keeping the health and welfare of children as her top priority, state Rep. Marsha Haefner (Oakville) received the ...

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In Kids, Young Adults With Asthma, Pay Attention to Weight Gain

Obesity worsens lung function In adults with asthma, patients who are obese have worse lung function and more difficulty controlling ...

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Hrach Named Medical Director, Inpatient General Pediatric Medicine

Christine Hrach, MD, has accepted a newly created position, medical director, inpatient general pediatric medicine. In this new role, Hrach ...

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Dealing with The Gimmie-Gimmies | Saying No To Your Child

I was at Schnucks the other day and witnessed a classic case of the “gimmie-gimmies.” This child was young, but ...