Perspectives: Specialty Pediatrics
Perspectives: Specialty Pediatrics

Recognizing and Treating the Symptoms of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 by Catherine Nicolaides, M.D., F.A.A.P., , Developmental Pediatrician

Did you know that 1 in every 750 children is born annually with the birth defect Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)? The disorders that can result from prenatal exposure to alcohol, a teratogenic substance, range from physical deformities to brain and central nervous system problems to behavioral issues. Children born with FAS frequently face great cognitive and emotional challenges, so treatment by trained and knowledgeable pediatric specialists is critical to promoting coping skills and optimal daily functioning.

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As Demand Grows, So Does Children’s Specialized Hospital

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 by Christopher Haines, DO, FAAP, FACEP, Chief Medical Officer

It is no secret that New Jersey now has the highest reported rates of autism in the country. This means that 1 in every 45 children in the state is diagnosed with the developmental disability; a statistic that leaves many residents scratching their heads.

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Modern Scribes — How These Productivity Assistants Are Improving Healthcare

Posted on Sep 12, 2014 by Christopher Haines, DO, FAAP, FACEP, Chief Medical Officer

When you think of scribes, you likely envision a long-ago time before the advent of printing. However, scribes can play a very useful role in the modern world, too especially in the medical field. We’re even using them for quality improvement and customer service here at Children’s Specialized Hospital.

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Rehabilitation for Patients with Injuries Sustained From Multi-Trauma

Posted on Sep 5, 2014 by Christopher Haines, DO, FAAP, FACEP, Chief Medical Officer

The medical field is improving every day, and growing advancements in the healthcare field mean that more and more children are surviving traumatic injuries. As the number of children who survive accidents increases, so, too, does the number of pediatric patients who require rehabilitation for injuries sustained as a result of multiple trauma.

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Patients at Children’s Specialized Hospital Use ZeroG for Optimal Recovery Outcomes

Posted on Aug 29, 2014 by Michele Fantasia, M.D, Physiatrist

Pediatric patients recovering from a spinal cord injury, brain injury or stroke at Children’s Specialized Hospital now have access to ZeroG, cutting edge balance and gait training system that helps patients to walk again. Here at Children’s Specialized Hospital, we include ZeroG in our intensive pediatric rehabilitation hospital program, making us one of only two children’s hospitals in the country to offer the device.

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