Research
lung cancer organoids

Lung ‘organoids’ capture early-stage lung cancer; could help test treatments

Lung cancer, the leading cancer killer in the U.S., is often missed in its earlier stages. And while recent imaging advances offer earlier detection, early-stage lung cancers still have no targeted treatments. Key takeaways Mini “organoids” made from lung cells offer a rapid platform for tracking early-stage lung cancers and for testing possible treatments. RNA ... Read More
Health and Parenting
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COVID and suicidal thoughts: Help for families

Earlier this month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released stark new figures on mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. One in four young adults (age 18 to 24) surveyed reported seriously considering suicide during the previous 30 days — an increase from years past. Rates of suicidal thoughts were also high in ... Read More
Patient Stories
adella stands near a waterfall after recovering from thyroid cancer

From Alabama for answers: Adella’s thyroid journey

She may only be 12 years old, but Adella Jackson has already expanded her family’s perspective. “She’s broadened our horizons,” says her mother, Cindy. “If it wasn’t for Adella, we never would have gotten to visit Boston, for example.” The Jacksons, who hail from Alabama, have loved exploring the city’s rich history and art museums ... Read More
Health and Parenting
Illustration of mother and father with two kids standing in the middle.

Back to school and COVID-19: Tips for divorced parents

Fall 2020 will go down in history as one of the most complicated back-to-school seasons ever. The uncertainties of the academic year and COVID-19 have put parents in a bind: how to give kids the benefits of in-person learning without putting them — or the rest of the family — at risk of infection. For ... Read More
Health and Parenting
illustration of nasal swab and blood sample in test tubes

COVID-19 tests: What families should know

As schools and businesses are looking to safely reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re hearing more about testing for COVID-19. But there isn’t just one “COVID-19 test.”  All of the tests have one goal: to detect whether someone is or has been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. But they work in different ... Read More
Health and Parenting
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COVID-19 and kids: Do you know myth from fact?

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the United States, there is still much misinformation and confusion about how kids are affected by the illness. Test your knowledge by taking our quiz. Take our previous quiz and get more answers about Boston Children’s response to COVID-19. Share this: