Camp Kesem: College Students Helping Children of Cancer Patients
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 3/27/2013 17
While many college students are looking forward to spending the upcoming summer break with family and friends, some are deciding to dedicate their time to helping kids whose parents ...
The University of Chicago Launches a New AYA Oncology Program
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 11/26/2012 14
The University of Chicago has developed a new Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program for those aged 15 to 30 years who have been diagnosed with leukemia or lymphoma, and are ...
Children & Cancer: Poor Sleep, Obesity
Stephanie Wiseman, Contributor 10/23/2012 10
A recent article from ScienceDaily highlights new research that shows children with access to electronic devices in their bedrooms are more likely to sleep less, and are also more ...
Prolonged Formula Feeding May Increase the Risk for ALL in Pediatrics
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 10/17/2012 16
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin suggest that infants may be at an increased risk of developing ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) when they are fed formula for ...
Back to School: Advice for Patients With Prolonged Hospitalizations
Jess Keim-Malpass, MSN, PhD 8/21/2012 10
As a self-proclaimed school supply addict and overall lover of school, this time of the year always brings a great amount of anticipation for the upcoming year. (New pens! New ...
Baby Shampoo & Carcinogenic Chemicals
Lori Smith, BSN, MSN, CRNP 8/15/2012 11
Becoming a parent was one of the most amazing and scary experiences of my life. At my baby shower, I was fortunate to be flooded with wonderful gifts and received several sets of ...
Pediatric Palliative Care & Hospice Programs: Progress & Future Steps
Jess Keim-Malpass, MSN, PhD 7/31/2012 7
For the final blog post of this series, we will be focusing on challenges and implementation strategies of pediatric palliative care models in coordinated care environments. In ...
Linda M. Gorman
What if Patients Can't Make Their Own Medical Decisions?
Linda M. Gorman, RN, MN, PMHCNS-BC, CHPN, FPCN, OCN 4/3/2012 11
When someone is critically ill, the healthcare team often has to turn to the individual's family or friends to speak for the patient as his/her surrogate (healthcare proxy/medical ...