Children's Hospital News
3/2/2017 Stony Brook Medicine Center Opens in Commack, Expands Healthcare for Long IslandersStony Brook Medicine opened a new, multispecialty center in Commack yesterday called "Advanced Specialty Care," offering the residents of Long Island more choices and flexibility when looking for the highest quality medical care.
2/13/2017 Med Student Brings Magic to Patients at Stony Brook Children's HospitalStony Brook University School of Medicine student David Elkin is not your typical third-year medical student. In addition to studying to become a doctor, he spends his spare time spreading magic around the hallways of Stony Brook Children's Hospital.
12/29/2016 Stony Brook University's Top Stories in 2016Reflecting on all that 2016 brought our way, Stony Brook University is taking a look back at the top stories that are shaping our future. Along the way, Stony Brook experts played a role in impacting the news of the day as we followed the road to the White House, the medical miracle that gave a young Congolese boy his smile back, global health advances in Madagascar, men's NCAA basketball and more. Join us on this look back at the top stories of 2016.
12/26/2016 Stony Brook Surgeons Reconstruct Baby's Skull using 3D Printing, Baby Celebrates First ChristmasMark and Nicole Bono never imaged that their beautiful baby boy would be undergoing head surgery at just six months old. When there was no change in baby Vincent's triangular-shaped forehead at two months, Drs. Michael Egnor and Elliot Duboys of Stony Brook Medicine explained a new, innovative procedure for craniosynostosis that benefits from the use of 3D printing technology.
12/14/2016 Holiday Safety Tips from Stony Brook Experts to Ensure the Season Stays Merry and BrightThe hustle and bustle that comes with the 'most wonderful time of the year' can unfortunately lead many to disregard of important safety precautions.
10/14/2016 Stony Brook Children's Shares Safety Tricks to Keep Halloween a TreatHalloween is meant to be the spookiest time of year, but no parent wants to experience a real scare on the special night. Stony Brook Children's experts share tips and tricks on how to steer clear from hidden health and safety dangers.
10/7/2016 First Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Center Opens in Tri-State RegionNearly 1,000 boys in the New York Tri-State area have been diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and, until now, had to travel out of the state for comprehensive care. Stony Brook Children's Hospital stepped into the void and is becoming a destination for care for those patients residing in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut regions and beyond.
9/21/2016 Children's Hospital Hosts Unique College Expo, Empowers Students with Cancer to Continue Their EducationOn Sunday, September 18, The School Intervention & Re-entry Program at Stony Brook Children's Hospital ran the first of its kind College Workshop and Expo specifically targeted to students with cancer, blood disorders and other chronic health conditions who are transitioning to college. Over 100 people, including students, their families, guest speakers, college representatives and Project Sunshine volunteers, attended.
8/19/2016 Avoid the September Shock: Scheduling Children's Back-to-School Medical ExamsTransitioning back to school is as much of a process for parents as it is for kids. While parents may be overwhelmed buying school supplies, Dr. Jill Creighton, Medical Director of Ambulatory Primary Care Pediatrics, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, says scheduling annual medical appointments is something parents need to cross off their end-of-summer to-do lists.
8/19/2016 Getting Your Kids Back-to-School and Back to SleepBetween the long summer days and fluctuating summer schedules, many families may find it challenging to help their children get the sleep they need without the protest -- the 10 to 13 hours for recommended for toddlers, 9 to 12 hours for school-aged children, and teenagers needing 8 to 10 hours.
7/29/2016 Pediatric Cancer Survivors Receive Dan Brooks Memorial Educational AwardOn Thursday, July 21, 38 students who had been treated at Stony Brook Children's Hospital for childhood cancer, were the recipients of this year's Dan Brooks Memorial Educational Award. The award ceremony took place at the Hilton Garden Inn on the Stony Brook University campus.
7/22/2016 Developing World Class Care for Kids on Long IslandJames Coughlan considers himself a father of four grateful patients of Stony Brook Children's Hospital. And as a member of the Children's Hospital Task Force, he's also an involved community partner, eager to support Suffolk County's only hospital dedicated to specialized care for children.
6/15/2016 Teens Celebrate With a Star-Studded Prom Night at Stony Brook Children's HospitalFirst it was hair, then makeup, and finally the perfect outfit. And like any other prom, next it was time to take the photos! Nearly 50 teens showed up on Saturday evening to walk the red carpet into a star-studded Prom night at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.
4/5/2016 Expert Pediatric Care Comes to Center MorichesA ribbon-cutting commemorated the opening of Stony Brook Children's Service newest location on Thursday, March 31. The brand-new 4550 square foot building is the new home to Advanced Pediatric Care and offers primary and preventive pediatrics as well as various pediatric specialty services.
1/11/2016 Something to Smile AboutA Congolese boy who was left severely disfigured after being attacked by a group of chimpanzees near his village in the Democratic Republic of Congo, will undergo a rare facial reconstruction surgery at Stony Brook Children's Hospital.
12/28/2015 Holiday Treat: Patients at Stony Brook Children's "Meet the Matz"Steven Matz, New York Mets pitcher and native of Stony Brook, brought holiday cheer and big smiles to the faces of dozens of Long Island's youngest Mets fans - pediatric patients at Stony Brook Children's Hospital.
12/15/2015 Holiday Safety: Stony Brook Children's Hospital Experts Gives Parents a Checklist on How to Avoid Preventable InjuriesIt's the 'most wonderful time of the year' - and the most exciting time for little ones, but it's also a time when kids can be at risk for injuries. Dr. Susan Katz, Pediatric Injury Prevention Coordinator, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, is encouraging all parents and caregivers to be prepared with simple safety tips this holiday season.
12/8/2015 New Technology Means Fewer Surgeries for Kids with Scoliosis Scoliosis - typically defined as the curvature of the spine-- affects around 3 out of every 100 people. While most cases of scoliosis are mild, some children develop spine deformities that continue to get more severe as they grow. An especially severe spinal curve can reduce the amount of space within the chest, making it difficult for the lungs to function properly.
11/30/2015 Home Intervention Improves Child Vaccination Rates Among Children Living in PovertyA program by Stony Brook Children's Hospital that involves the use of trained community health workers on child immunization reveals that home intervention and education improves vaccine/immunization rates in at-risk children, including those living in poverty. Overall, the intervention improved the likelihood of up-to-date immunization status by more than 15 percent for children up to 2 years of age compared to those without the intervention. The study involved more than 300 pediatric patients and is published in the journal Vaccine.
11/16/2015 Stony Brook Children's Hospital Expert Shares Tips with Parents on When to Use Antibiotics and When At-Home Remedies May Do the Trick Antibiotic resistance, which occurs when bacteria change in a way that reduces the effectiveness of antibiotics, is among the most pressing public health threats. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with a broadening partnership of international and national partners, will observe the eighth annual "Get Smart About Antibiotics Week" between November 16-22 to raise awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic use across all health care settings.