Pediatrics

The effects of pediatric critical illness on absenteeism

Penn Nursing research found children who survive critical illness and their parents commonly experience physical, emotional, and cognitive conditions as a result. These effects can also include prolonged absences from school and/or work.

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In the News


6ABC.com

Masks to temporarily return in Philadelphia and Camden school districts

Terri Lipman of the School of Nursing says that masking remains one of the best ways to mitigate the high risk of COVID transmission in schools.

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Bloomberg

Health experts are split on who should get COVID booster shots and when

Stanley Plotkin and Paul Offit of the Perelman School of Medicine share their thoughts on COVID vaccine efficacy and their desire for more concrete booster data.

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U.S. News & World Report

For pregnant women and their newborns, COVID vaccine offers better protection than prior infection

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia found that COVID vaccinations provide more robust protection for pregnant mothers than COVID infection, with a quote from CHOP’s Dustin Flannery.

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The Atlantic

Don’t pay for cord-blood banking

Steve Joffe of the Perelman School of Medicine says that the rarity of cord blood use doesn’t lend itself to a successful business model for private cord blood banks.

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NPR

Pfizer and Moderna seek authorization of omicron booster for kids ages 5-11

Paul Offit of the Perelman School of Medicine says that uncertain benefits for children and lack of historical data on bivalent vaccines might not justify pediatric authorizations for omicron boosters.

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CNN

Set bedtime back to prepare your child for kindergarten, study says

Ariel A. Williamson of the Perelman School of Medicine suggests that parents with children attending kindergarten in the fall should start good sleep habits now.

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