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Lurie Children's Selling Its Research Center

September 19, 2017

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is moving forward with plans to sell its Lincoln Park research facility and transition its staff to the new Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center on the campus of Northwestern University in downtown Chicago.
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Lurie Children’s Receives $12 Million to Improve Child Health in Chicago Communities

September 06, 2017

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago received a $12 million gift from an anonymous donor to support the hospital’s Healthy Communities program in its efforts to address child abuse, unmet mental health needs, and violence and its effects on youth. These are three of the eight priority areas identified in Lurie Children’s latest Community Health Needs Assessment.
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White Children More Likely to Get Unnecessary Antibiotics in Pediatric Emergency Departments

September 05, 2017

White children with viral diagnoses treated in pediatric emergency departments were up to twice as likely to receive antibiotics compared to minority children, according to a study published in Pediatrics. Although viral respiratory tract infections do not warrant antibiotic treatment, antibiotics were prescribed for these illnesses to 4.3 percent of white, 1.9 percent of black and 2.6 percent of Hispanic children.
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