In the wake of national tragedy like yesterday's bombings at the Boston Marathon, children may have questions about their own safety and that of their family. Parents can help children cope more effectively with their fears by providing information geared to the child's age and understanding level.
Preparing to go for a MRI appointment can be an intimidating and frightening experience for any patient, especially young children. For a normally active and vibrant child, trying to get them to lie motionless for a prolonged period of time in a sometimes small, dark and enclosed area can be a daunting task.
As the incidence of autism continues to increase, The Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper is teaming up with Autism Speaks to promote Autism Awareness Month by illuminating the hospital blue. During April 1 and April 2, blue lighting will be seen in front of Cooper’s Pavilion in support of individuals with autism and their families.
Dr. Grewal joins Cooper from Temple University School of Medicine where he served as the Chief, Section of Pediatric Surgery and Professor of Surgery. During his time at Temple, Dr. Grewal also served as the Medical Director of Pediatric Trauma, Director of the Surgical Skills Laboratory, attending surgeon at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and staff consultant for Shriner’s Hospital for Children.
As students file into Jace Dutweiler’s Flex Time technology period at Logan Elementary School in Logan Township, they grab kits of Legos and begin to build elaborate projects. Inspired by concepts in The Shut-Down Learner, by Richard Selznick, PhD, for 30 minutes each day this “special” period allows students to show personal gifts that may not show in the regular classroom.
Campbell’s Soup has launched a $10 million initiative that will target reducing childhood obesity in Camden children over the next 10 years.
Cooper University Hospital would like to congratulate Gretchen Lawhon, RN, PhD, Clinical Nurse Scientist at the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Camden, for receiving the “Advancement in Clinical Applications” award by the March of Dimes New Jersey Chapter.