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Lurie Children's is staffed by the very best pediatric specialists who understand kids and will do whatever it takes to provide them with a healthier future.

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At Lurie Children's we understand that caring for kids takes more than medicine. From diagnosis through treatment, it requires compassion and understanding that kids do best when they get to be kids. With a team of world-renowned pediatric experts and kid-friendly care, there’s a reason we’re ranked the #1 children’s hospital in Illinois.

News & Stories

Vaccination Provides Effective Protection Against Increased Risk of Pregnancy Complications due to COVID-19 Omicron Variant

Study finds vaccinated women were well protected against severe COVID-19 symptoms and complications during pregnancy. 

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Vaccination Provides Effective Protection Against Increased Risk of Pregnancy Complications due to COVID-19 Omicron Variant

Study finds vaccinated women were well protected against severe COVID-19 symptoms and complications during pregnancy. 

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Maya Thrives Following Heart Surgery at Two Weeks Old

During a visit to the pediatrician, at just two-weeks-old, Maya and her family found themselves rushing to Lurie Children’s Emergency Department. Stunned, Marci and Jesse, Maya’s parents, learned that she had two congenital heart conditions.

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Epilepsy Surgery Reconnects Adriel & RJ with Fullest Potential

Both Adriel Navarette and RJ Walters, though their diagnoses varied, experienced severe, potentially life-threatening seizures. Their parents shared a sense of boundless determination to find a cure for their sons’ forms of epilepsy. Fortunately, a curative treatment was just a few miles from home at Lurie Children’s. Read more.

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FAQ: What to Know About Strep Throat

Infectious Diseases Physician Ami Patel, MD, answers common questions about strep throat.

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Recognizing and Supporting Healthy Brain Development in Children

Audrey Brewer, MD, MPH, Advanced General Pediatrics and Primary Care, answers commonly asked questions about childhood brain development and what families can do to reinforce and support it.

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38 Pediatric Health Systems Emphasize Importance of AED and CPR Training

More than 200 lives saved by Project ADAM, a national organization dedicated to helping prepare schools and communities for sudden cardiac arrest.

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NIH-Funded Research to Develop Pneumonia Severity Prediction Tool to Improve Emergency Care of Children

Dr. Todd Florin recently was awarded a $5.8 million grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for a multicenter study to derive and broadly validate the first emergency department-based pediatric community-acquired pneumonia severity score.

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Innovating Through Pediatric Research

Research at Lurie Children's is conducted through Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute. Our goal is to generate new knowledge and translate advancements in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases that affect children’s health. Research studies are led by over 750 researchers and are organized into four scientific pillars: Basic and Preclinical Science; Clinical and Community Trials; Community, Population Health, and Outcomes; and Quantitative Science.

Join Us in Creating a Healthier Future for Every Child

As a non-profit medical center, Lurie Children’s relies on an engaged and supportive community to elevate the standard of medical care for more children, create innovative programs, accelerate cutting edge research discoveries and work with community partners to make Chicago’s neighborhoods safer for children.

Awards & Accolades

Lurie Children's is proud to be recognized for a number of awards, accolades and achievements.

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