Health and Parenting
A mom helps her little girl color

September 2023 coloring pages

Get your family excited about healthy food with this month’s coloring pages, brought to you by Boston Children’s. ColoringSheet_RabbitGardenDownload ColoringSheet_GuineapigFruitVegDownload Images: Adobe Stock/Illustration: Patrick Bibbins Get more coloring pages, news, and tips for your family from our weekly newsletter. Sign up now! Share this:
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A doctor wearing a white coat is sitting at a desk writing a prescription with a prescription bottle in the other hand.

Hurdles in health care: Navigating insurance approvals

If you’ve ever struggled with your patient’s insurance company when it came to getting their prescription filled, you’re not alone. For patients with chronic conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), newer drugs like biologics can be very effective — but also very expensive. As a result, many insurance companies have limited access to these medications ... Read More
Health and Parenting
A mom helps her little girl color

August 2023 coloring pages

Help get your kids excited for the new school year with this month’s coloring pages, brought to you by Boston Children’s! MAC_28887_ColoringPages_Back_to_School_BlackboardDownload MAC_28887_ColoringPages_Back_to_School_KidsDownload MAC_28887_ColoringPages_Back_to_School_RocketDownload Images: Adobe Stock/Illustration: David Chrisom Get more coloring pages, news, and tips for your family from our weekly newsletter. Sign up now! Share this:
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A smiling Kellie Machlus overseeing the work of a lab member.

The clot thickens: Kellie Machlus, PhD

Part of an ongoing series profiling researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital. Platelets are the bandages of our blood, forming clots when we sustain an injury. Yet little is known about how they’re made, and there are no drugs that can immediately and directly trigger their production. Boston Children’s Hospital researcher Kellie Machlus, PhD, (@theclotthickens) couldn’t ... Read More
Research
A sad-looking girl at a window on a rainy day.

MIS-C’s long-term effects on mental and neurologic health

Children and adolescents who have had multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) after exposure to COVID-19 are recommended to have follow-up heart function testing. A new study from Boston Children’s Hospital suggests they should also be monitored for long-term neurologic and psychosocial complications. “If parents are noticing changes in their child’s behavior or functioning, it ... Read More