Author: Adam Knee

Video: Inspired by patients

We are thrilled that U.S News & World Report has ranked Boston Children’s Hospital the #1 pediatric hospital in the nation. Thank you for believing in us. Thank you for inspiring us.

Learn more about the kids who inspire us. Read some of the greatest children’s stories ever told.

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Ice skater turned doctor treats 2014 Olympic hopefuls

One of our sports medicine experts, Ellen Geminiani, MD, is in the middle of a weeklong medical volunteer job as the associate medical director of the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships. It’s a lot of work, but as one time skater herself, and current U.S. Figure Skating Team physician and member of the Skating Club of Boston, providing care to skaters hoping to make the Olympic team is a labor of love for her. Watch this video to learn all about her work as doctor to the skating stars.

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Addressing the issue of childhood obesity

David Ludwig, MD, PhD, Director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center Boston Children’s Hospital answers your questions about childhood obesity as a part of TEDMED’s Top 20 Health challenges program.

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Our patients’ stories: Avery Toole's gift of life from Dalton Lawyer

Avery Toole was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), one of the rarest and most devastating congenital heart defects. As a long-time nurse in Children’s Hospital Boston’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, her mother, Cheryl, knew Avery might one day need a heart transplant. What she didn’t know was the amazing relationship that she, her husband, Mike, and Avery would one day have with the family of the boy whose heart now beats in Avery’s chest. In honor of national Donate Life Month, this is their shared story.

Special thanks to KBTX for contributing to this story. To see more on the Toole/Lawyer connection, please visit their website as well.

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