Pediatrics

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What is positional plagiocephaly?

Positional plagiocephaly is a deformation of the bones of the skull that produces a characteristic asymmetry of the head. Orthomerica Starband Why is it called positional plagiocephaly? There are many terms used to describe this … READ MORE

Alberta’s Transition Navigator Trial, TNT

A randomized controlled trial evaluating a patient navigator service to improve the transition from pediatric to adult care. University of Calgary researcher Susan Samuel is leading the Transition Navigator Trial to improve the … READ MORE

Art goes to child’s head

Maison Schrum wears a helmet to properly shape his skull, a treatment his mother, Jennifer, worked hard to secure for him. His parents found an artist who usually works on cars and motorcycles to decorate it for him. Michael Vosburg, … READ MORE

6-legged “horse” rides to the rescue

Hippotherapy device could help patients recover movement, balance. Rice University students are working toward a long-standing goal of making the benefits of hippotherapy – equine-assisted therapy – available to those without … READ MORE
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