Giving Cancer No Place to Hide

Categories: Donor Story, Medical Center News
When Mary Larson passed away, she made sure that others might live. She included a planned gift to benefit Connecticut Children’s, leaving the hospital more than $2 million to support groundbreaking research into childhood cancer. Mary’s support for Connecticut Children’s wasn’t just financial, and her caring for children wasn’t only posthumous. For much of her …

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Telemedicine Provides Lifeline for Pediatric Patients During Pandemic

Categories: Donor Story, Medical Center News, Patient Families
Telemedicine is not only providing critical treatment to pediatric patients as close to home as possible—in this case, in their homes—it is transforming how Connecticut Children’s is delivering medical care across the region to kids like Alexandra, a 17-year-old from Danbury. Alexandra’s Journey Alexandra was the first baby born in Danbury Hospital, an event celebrated …

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New Clinic Shines Light on Lupus

Categories: Medical Center News
Christian Peoples, patient, with Barbara Edelheit, MD, (left) and Sherene Mason, MD
Lupus is a sneaky disease. That’s why it’s often referred to as “The Great Imitator.” An autoimmune disorder, it can mimic many other conditions and can affect any system or organ in the body. That makes it both difficult to diagnose and challenging to treat. Kids with lupus may be shuttled from one specialist to …

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Sneak Peek: Our Dialysis Center for Kids

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New Pediatric Dialysis Center
Sneak Peek at State’s First Pediatric Outpatient Dialysis Center In the near future, visitors to the fourth floor of Connecticut Children’s will be warmly received in the Robert R. Rosenheim Foundation Dialysis Center. This is the state’s first and only pediatric outpatient dialysis center, giving children who require dialysis the opportunity to receive life-saving treatment …

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Transitions Clinic a Lifeline for Behavioral Health Patients in Crisis

Categories: Medical Center News
Behavioral Health Connecticut
A mother from New Britain is sitting in an office in Connecticut Children’s new Transitions Clinic, talking with a psychiatrist, a social worker and a care coordinator about her adopted 8-year-old son. The boy was first evaluated in the Emergency Department’s (ED) Zone C after being referred by his elementary school because he had attacked …

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