Reducing the stress of a hospital stay, as children’s hospitals try to do, might reduce readmissions for adults.
“If we’re going to try to heal kids, we need to try to have them do the one thing that’s so important for their brain development. And that’s optimizing their sleep,” said Sapna Kudchadkar, an assistant professor of anesthesiology, critical care and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore.
Scientists have, of course, understood the risks of ionizing radiation for nearly a century. For a couple of decades after the advent of CT scanners in the mid-1970s, though, doctors generally believed that CT scans delivered such a small dose of radiation that they didn’t endanger patients’ health. But a growing body of evidence shows this could be a mistaken belief.
Digital series Childrens Hospital, which creator Rob Corddry conceived of during a visit to an actual childrens' hospital, capitalized on the sudden availability of established comic talents like Megan Mullally and Lake Bell. The absurdist parody of hospital dramas—shot in six days on a tiny budget—became an indie hit, and spent the next six seasons on Adult Swim, where it has bent the rules of continuity and character development, skewered just about every storytelling trope imaginable, and developed into a multidimensional meta comedy the likes of which television has never seen.
For my own part, I tend to find demonizing McDonald’s difficult. In our children’s hospital, we care for lots of skinny kids who aren't eating enough because their illnesses have sapped their appetites. When I see one of those kids munching happily on a French fry or sipping even a high-calorie chocolate shake, I don’t wince. It’s good just to see them eat.
We’re fortunate that our insurance paid for most of it. But if Republicans remake the health care system, kids like her may not be so lucky.
Hospitals aim to be prepared; many lack equipment and pediatric training for doctors and nurses.
In peddling unhealthy meals, health centers fail both their patients and their employees.
Jabbed with a sharp needle, confined in a noisy MRI machine, covered with an anesthesia mask before surgery. Hospital experiences are unpleasant enough for adults. For children, they can be especially stressful and frightening.
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