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Virginia Hospital Opens Nuss Center for Chest Wall Deformities
August 03, 2016 3289
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD) recently unveiled a space dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of chest wall deformities in children and young adults. The new Nuss Center...
Professional Male Athletes Struggle With Body Image Issues Too
Updated July 14, 2016 7146
Being plagued with body image issues and insecurities is currently more common than ever, impacting individuals of all shapes and sizes. However, one would think that professional athletes, with...
New Website to help Europeans navigate health care
June 26, 2016 2869
Europeans are becoming more and more interested in receiving cross- border healthcare, but will their insurance foot the bill? Patients often find themselves in a maze of information that...
Health Cast: Chest Wall Deformities-Surgical Solutions
June 14, 2016 3455
A condition that you've probably never heard of can wreck a child's health and self-esteem. Pectus, or chest wall deformities, are fairly common. As many as...
Teen’s medical condition requires lesser-known surgery
June 08, 2016 3194
Like most eighth grade boys, Matthew Thompson, of Smithton, loves spending time at the baseball field or at the basketball court taking part in a game. ...
Non-Narcotic Nerve Blocker Can Reduce Pain, Shorten Hospital Stays for Nuss Patients
May 17, 2016 5273
In a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Pediatric Surgical Association, researchers detailed how a more effective way of controlling pain has been developed, allowing children...
Hinsdale Central's Nick Midlash sets personal milestones after surgery
April 08, 2016 3474
Over winter break in December 2014, months before his sophomore track season, Hinsdale Central's Nick Midlash had surgery on his rib cage because of pectus excavatum, a condition in...
Young girl with pectus excavatum and a broken ankle still finishes her race
Updated April 05, 2016 4167
After stumbling twice on the rough terrain, Autumn thought she’d just badly sprained her right ankle. But a hospital X-ray later confirmed she had actually broken it -...
Gorlin basal cell nevus syndrome - a rare syndrome that includes pectus excavatum
April 01, 2016 2861
Other symptoms may also occur in other organ systems. These include skeletal malformations and manifestations in the eyes, soft tissue, central nervous system, and endocrine organs. A review of...
Tim Melville overcoming odds, on brink of big-league debut
March 26, 2016 3213
Tim Melville will often scan a crowd and find a kid that is just like he was. It’s a small thing and he can see it in their posture...
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