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Does inducing labor lead to autism?

A new study published this week in JAMA Pediatrics concludes that children born to mothers who had labor induced or augmented (sped up) were more likely to develop autism. Study authors from Duke Medicine said physicians should not hesitate to induce when … Continue reading

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Hyundai Hope on Wheels Continues to Support Cancer Research

Hyundai Hope on Wheels, a national nonprofit organization committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer, recently donated $75,000 to Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The scholar grant was awarded, during the grand opening of … Continue reading

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Autism Treatment Network Launches Medicine Safety Tool Kit

About twice a month, the Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network releases tool kits that contain educational tools designed to support families and providers of children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder or other neurodevelopmental disabilities. Tool kits may also be targeted directly … Continue reading

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The Importance of Research for Our Programs

Through research, we make the care of tomorrow infinitely better than the care we provide today. Only through research can we learn what works best for a given group of patients, understand what causes disease, and develop safe and effective treatments … Continue reading

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Couple Gives to Further Cancer Research

Looking back at photos from Brenton Schiffer’s 3rd birthday party, Lynn Bickley said she wonders how she and her husband, Randy Schiffer, could have missed that their son was already sick. They, along with many of the party guests, were … Continue reading

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Research as Advocacy

By: Nina F. Schor, MD, PhD, Pediatrician-in-Chief, Golisano Children’s Hospital When we use the word “advocacy”, we usually think of politics and social justice. We think of marching on the Mall in Washington, DC. We think of visiting our representatives in Congress. We … Continue reading

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Wilmots Create “Crosby’s Fund” in Son’s Honor

At just 13 months old, Crosby Wilmot was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare cancer of the sympathetic nervous system that accounts for half of cancers diagnosed in infants. By the time of diagnosis, the disease has already spread throughout most … Continue reading

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Enhanced Support for Children with Autism

One in every 88 children is affected by autism spectrum disorder. With a steady rise in the prevalence of autism, more and more families are seeking support and treatment. The University of Rochester has become a national leader in autism treatment … Continue reading

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Children’s Heart Center and Family Support Group Welcome Heart Patients to Picnic

Jennifer Tillou, pediatric social worker at Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center, helps families cope with stress and work through the difficult decisions that can come with having a child diagnosed with heart problems. Tillou also assists families from … Continue reading

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