Socioeconomic Disparities Linked to Delayed Craniosynostosis Care

New research led by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has found that racial and socioeconomic disparities contribute to delayed care for craniosynostosis—a rare birth defect that occurs when a baby’s skull bones close too early.In the study, being Black/African American, having public insurance and living in an economically disadvantaged area were all risk factors for presenting for a first consultation at older ages.

Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health Hospitals Earn Top Ranking for Third Year in a Row in U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-24 Best Children’s Hospitals List

Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest, most comprehensive hospital network, is proud to announce that the Hackensack Meridian Joseph M. Sanzari and K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospitals – filed jointly under a single program – are ranked #1 in New Jersey for the third year in a row, and #10 in the Mid-Atlantic Region in the U.S. News & World Report Best Children’s Hospitals 2023-23 Rankings.

Scientists Develop Novel Approach to Enhance Drug Delivery for Brain Tumors in Children

Mount Sinai Health System and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center researchers have developed a new drug delivery approach that uses nanoparticles to enable more effective and targeted delivery of anti-cancer drugs to treat brain tumors in children.