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  • Andrew Pennock, M.D. to Join NFL Players to Discuss Sports Injuries
    Andrew Pennock M D to Join NFL Players to Discuss Sports Injuries SAN DIEGO CA Leaders from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine AOSSM Rady Children s Hospital San Diego UC San Diego Health System and SportsMed Surgery will hold a free educational event on Saturday July 9 from 2 to 3 30 p m Andrew Pennock M D pediatric and adolescent orthopedic sport medicine specialist at Rady Children s will join several former and current NFL players and discuss overuse concussions and upper and lower extremity injuries The event open to parents athletes coaches and athletic directors who want to learn more about preventing youth sports injuries will take place in the Proscenium Theater at Canyon Crest Academy 5951 Village Center Loop Road San Diego NFL players Cory Withrow Former NFL Center San Diego Chargers Vincent Jackson Wide Receiver San Diego Chargers Mike Shifres Punter San Diego Chargers Stephen Neal Former NFL Guard New England Patriots Kassim Osgood Wide Receiver Jacksonville Jaguars Sports Medicine Experts Andrew Pennock M D Orthopaedic Surgeon Rady Children s Hospital James Andrews M D Team Physician Washington Redskins Auburn University Peter Indelicato M D Former Team Physician University of Florida Robert Stanton M D Team Physician US Ski Team Tal S David M D Team Physician San Diego Chargers Matthew Provencher M D Orthopaedic Surgeon Naval Medical Center San Diego Catherine Robertson M D Orthopaedic Surgeon University of California San Diego Daniel Solomon M D Orthopaedic Surgeon Marin Orthopaedics San Rafael About Rady Children s Hospital San Diego Rady Children s Hospital San Diego the largest children s hospital in California is a 442 bed pediatric care facility providing the largest source of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego Southern Riverside and Imperial counties Rady Children s is the only hospital in

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/andrew-pennock-m-d-to-join-nfl-players-to-discuss-sports-injuries/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Trauma Team Offers Safety Tips to Prevent Injuries from Falling TVs
    team is seeing an increasing number of kids injured by toppling televisions and furniture Injuries range from broken arms and legs to severe head injuries Several children have been seen in the hospital s trauma unit after being injured by falling televisions and or furniture said Sue Cox Trauma Services Director at Rady Children s Hospital Circumstances vary but in most of the cases it involved the child attempting to climb to get to a television and either pulling the TV off of the furniture or more often pulling both the furniture and television onto themselves According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission approximately 8 000 10 000 children are treated in emergency departments each year because of these tip over injuries IMPORTANT FACTS Newer televisions are front heavy and easy to tip over They are becoming substantially larger and have been popular in recent years Televisions especially larger ones on inadequate or unstable supports pose a serious injury risk to children Many of the injuries in the San Diego have included tall dressers and bookcases with televisions on top of them In some of the cases the TVs were not secured at all WHAT CAN PARENTS DO Use an anchor and or angle brace to secure furniture to the wall Place your television on a LOW piece of furniture as far back as it will go Make sure the television stand is sturdy is designed for and can handle the weight of the TV and does not easily tip over Anchor your TV to the wall with an appliance strap Clear your TV and stand of any items that children might try to climb and reach including toys movies books etc Do not place a VCR and or DVD player on top of the television where child might attempt

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/trauma-team-offers-safety-tips-to-prevent-injuries-from-falling-tvs/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Rady Children’s Earns Green Globe Award
    landfills As a leader in addressing this issue Rady Children s has been seeking solutions to reduce this waste without compromising patient care or adding cost In this collaboration with BD and Waste Management WM Rady Children s expects to divert more than 70 percent of these single use devices from local landfills We are pleased to acknowledge Rady Children s for its commitment and leadership to a more sustainable healthcare environment said Alberto Mas President BD Medical Medical Surgical Systems The connection between human health and a healthy environment is inseparable For this reason BD is committed to supporting our customers with solutions that reduce our combined environmental impacts Rady Children s implemented the first pilot of the new BD ecoFinity Life Cycle Solutions program to recycle single use medical devices such as needles and syringes In this program WM provides safe convenient on site collection of filled sharps containers plus treatment and recovery of the contents for recycling BD will then use the recovered plastic to make new BD collectors for a closed loop waste solution This environmentally friendly solution to disposing of sharps wastes falls perfectly in line with our hospital initiatives to reduce reuse and recycle said Randy Veenstra Green Team leader at Rady Children s We estimate that thanks to this program 38 000 pounds of sharps waste that might have been sent to a landfill will be recycled Rady Children s was recognized by BD for demonstrating leadership in the medical community as the first to pilot a sharps waste reduction program Two other healthcare facilities were also honored for implementing the program DaVita Inc Denver CO and Montefiore Health System Bronx NY World Environment Day celebration began in 1972 and has grown to become one of the main vehicles through which the United

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/rady-childrens-earns-green-globe-award/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Rady Children’s Opens Inpatient Center for the Treatment of Eating Disorders
    in an inpatient area of Rady Children s called Medical West It will offer inpatient beds and be staffed by trained psychologists nurses and other medical staff from Rady Children s and the outpatient eating disorders program at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine Walter Kaye M D professor of psychiatry and director of the Eating Disorders Program is a nationally recognized expert in the Maudsley method and will coordinate treatment of patients in the new unit Treating patients in an inpatient setting allows us to offer intensive psychiatric therapy which research shows has led to improved outcomes for patients said Dr Kaye Using the Maudsley model we work in alliance with parents to help them understand the symptoms of anorexia and bulimia and develop better ways of managing and interacting with their children Before the advent of this unit San Diego has not had an organized pediatric inpatient program for patients in need of treatment of anorexia and bulimia Patients were treated on an outpatient basis or referred out of the area to receive services Having this inpatient facility available to families in San Diego will be a tremendous resource for young people struggling with eating disorders said Erin Costa Nursing Director of the new unit Whereas traditional programs only focused on treating the patient our program involves the entire family so they learn how to effectively care for their family member once they go home Patients may enter and leave the program at any stage of care depending on their need for treatment The unit will also treat children with psychosomatic illness It is estimated that 1 3 of the patients will come from San Diego 1 3 from Southern California and 1 3 from the rest of the United States Rady Children s is

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/rady-childrens-opens-inpatient-center-for-the-treatment-of-eating-disorders/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Rady Children’s Ranked Among Nation’s Best in 10 Pediatric Specialties
    America s Best Children s Hospitals the most extensive listing of its kind recognized the top 50 children s hospitals in 10 specialties cancer cardiology and heart surgery diabetes and endocrinology gastroenterology neonatology nephrology neurology and neurosurgery orthopedics pulmonology and urology The specialties at Rady Children s ranking in the top 50 are Orthopedics 4 Urology 13 Neonatology 21 Diabetes Endocrinology 24 Cancer 25 Pulmonology 28 Nephrology 29 Cardiology Heart Surgery 30 Gastroenterology 31 and Neurology Neurosurgery 37 We salute Rady Children s Hospital San Diego said Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow The goal of the Best Children s Hospitals rankings is to call attention to pediatric centers with the expertise to help the sickest kids and Rady Children s is one of those centers The results are even more remarkable when you consider that many of the top ranked children s hospitals in this survey are more than 100 years old and have built their reputation for treating children teaching doctors and conducting research over generations said Kathleen Sellick President and CEO of Rady Children s Hospital Rady Children s is only 56 years old and is still growing in its reputation as an academic medical center We re honored to be recognized for our achievements Now in its fifth year Best Children s Hospitals pulls together clinical and operational data from a lengthy survey completed by the majority of the 177 hospitals asked to participate for the 2011 12 rankings The survey asks hundreds of questions about survival rates nurse staffing subspecialist availability and many more pieces of critical information difficult or impossible for those in charge of a child s care to find on their own The data from the survey is combined with recommendations from pediatric specialists on the hospitals they consider best for children with

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/rady-childrens-ranked-among-nations-best-in-10-pediatric-specialties/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Quarter Art to be Displayed at Hospital During Miracle Mile of Quarters Event
    Involved Events Publications Health Safety Health Library Ask Your Nurse Videos Safety Store at Rady Children s Rethink Your Drink Injury Prevention Growing Up Columns Locations Main Campus Satellite Locations Emergency Urgent Care About Us Newsroom Press Releases Quarter Art to be Displayed at Hospital During Miracle Mile of Quarters Event Newsroom Quarter Art to be Displayed at Hospital During Miracle Mile of Quarters Event About Us Who We Are Newsroom Press Releases Executive Team Facts and Figures Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Quarter Art to be Displayed at Hospital During Miracle Mile of Quarters Event WHAT The Kiwanis International Division 100 will hold the annual Miracle Mile of Quarters event at Rady Children s Hospital on Saturday May 7 More than 250 Kiwanis members from 60 clubs in San Diego County community groups students hospital employees and patients will show off their skills and design quarter art placed on red carpets in front of the Hospital Participants will enjoy a pancake breakfast and a BBQ luncheon In 2010 the one day event helped raise more than 100 000 for Rady Children s All of the money raised from this event goes directly to support pediatric trauma prevention

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/quarter-art-to-be-displayed-at-hospital-during-miracle-mile-of-quarters-event/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Safe Kids San Diego and Rady Children’s to Host a Injury Prevention Workshop
    Locations Emergency Urgent Care About Us Newsroom Press Releases Safe Kids San Diego and Rady Children s to Host a Injury Prevention Workshop Newsroom Safe Kids San Diego and Rady Children s to Host a Injury Prevention Workshop About Us Who We Are Newsroom Press Releases Executive Team Facts and Figures Patient Stories Research Get Involved Events Publications Safe Kids San Diego and Rady Children s to Host a Injury Prevention Workshop WHAT Rady Children s and Safe Kids San Diego have launched a campaign to focus on injury prevention in San Diego County The campaign focuses on four areas which are critical to keeping young athletes healthy and injury free Preventing acute and overuse injuries Proper hydration before during and after play Annual pre participation physical evaluation prior to play Concussion awareness prevention and screening methods On Saturday April 23 from 8 30 a m to Noon Rady Children s Sports Medicine Specialists Eric Edmonds M D and Andrew Pennock M D will hold a 3 hour workshop on Sports Injury Prevention for Coaches and Parents The event will take place at the Toby Wells YMCA in Kearny Mesa Every year in the United States 3 5 million injuries

    Original URL path: http://www.rchsd.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/safe-kids-san-diego-and-rady-childrens-to-host-a-injury-prevention-workshop/ (2015-03-26)
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  • Itkin-Ansari and Tremoulet Receive Hartwell Research Awards
    benefit children While both Itkin Ansari and Tremoulet share a common goal of improving the understanding and treatment of childhood diseases their particular pursuits are different Itkin Ansari is looking for ways to improve treatment of Type 1 diabetes and Tremoulet is focusing on finding biomarkers for Kawasaki Disease Of the estimated 850 000 to 1 7 million Americans who have Type 1 diabetes 125 000 are 19 years and younger An additional 30 000 Americans develop Type 1 diabetes each year roughly 13 000 of which are children With collaborators at the Sanford Burnham Institute for Medical Research Dr Itkin Ansari has shown in a mouse model that transplanted pancreatic beta cells can be shielded from the immune system when encapsulated in a synthetic device This would save the host organ from having to trigger an autoimmune response and thus allow diabetic children to benefit from beta cell transplants without requiring a tissue match I am extremely grateful to receive a Biomedical Research Award from The Hartwell Foundation remarks Itkin Ansari Their mission to support bold steps in pediatric research makes them unique and the Award will allow me to take a novel approach to problems in cell transplantation therapy for diabetes The leading cause of pediatric acquired heart disease in the United States Kawasaki Disease KD is a rare condition in children that involves inflammation of blood vessels To date there is no diagnostic test for KD Current diagnoses are limited to overt clinical signs such as rash and fever but these symptoms overlap with other infections and conditions many of which require no treatment In up to a third of KD cases many of the clinical signs are not even present Finding single tell tale biomarkers for KD has been problematic Tremoulet Associate Director of the RCHSD

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