fbpx

Special topic: coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

2020-03-10T15:13:29-04:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Adults, Health, Kids, Wellness|

It’s a word that’s top of mind for people all around the world: coronavirus. What is a coronavirus, anyway? Coronaviruses are a specific type of virus, named for the crown-like spikes on their surfaces (corona meaning “crown”). First identified in the 1960s, many coronaviruses exist, including those that cause the common cold. You may have [...]

IU School of Medicine researchers discover new treatment with help from Tyler Trent’s cell lines

2020-02-10T14:23:35-05:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Cancer, Kids, Research Spotlight|

Most Indiana residents recognize the name Tyler Trent. Tyler was a Purdue University student and football superfan who died on January 1, 2019, after waging a long and valiant fight against an aggressive form of bone cancer. Tyler’s legacy as a research advocate started years ago while he was a patient at Riley Children’s Health. [...]

Online research study offers hope for new fetal alcohol spectrum disorder treatments

2019-07-12T16:25:05-04:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Adults, Kids|

According to the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS), prenatal alcohol exposure can cause a range of physical, mental, or behavioral effects as well as learning disabilities – with possible lifelong implications. This range of effects means that everyone with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) has a different experience. For people with FASD [...]

Abi’s story: new support for treatment of sickle cell disease

2019-07-08T17:14:45-04:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Kids, Research Participant Stories|

Abi Huskins, a PRN nurse at Indiana University Health and the mother of a 7-year-old son who has sickle cell disease, worked with Jon Merrell, MD, director of the Indiana CTSI’s Clinical Care Innovation Accelerator, to find a way to solve a problem she noticed during the course of her son Ivan’s treatment. Sickle cell [...]

IU School of Medicine, Riley researchers study risky decision-making in children

2019-02-04T17:19:02-05:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: Kids, Research Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , |

There's a study underway using brain imaging, family history and more to help prevent kids from making bad choices in the future. A study by IU School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children is helping parents understand why certain children make riskier decisions than others.  The study includes brain imaging, family history, and more [...]

Back-to-school stress and mental health – IU School of Medicine

2019-07-08T17:15:07-04:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Health, Kids|Tags: , , , , , |

New classes and routines, not to mention social pressures of making new friends and fitting in.  The start of a new school year can bring on stress for both parents and children. Ann Lagges, PhD, director of the Psychology Internship Program in the Department of Psychiatry, shares some quick tips to help parents deal with [...]

Colton’s story: X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH)

2019-07-08T17:16:11-04:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: Kids, Research Participant Stories|Tags: , , , |

Health Research Offers Young Man A Chance to Beat Rare Bone Condition Discover how a clinical trial at the IU School of Medicine helped Colton overcome a rare genetic bone condition called X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH). Bright. Popular. Optimistic. Those are the words Debbie Moore uses to describe her son Colton who, at 16 months of age, [...]