Six companies presenting innovative medical devices that address significant unmet needs in pediatric healthcare were awarded a total of $150,000 in grants at the Sixth Annual Pediatric Device Innovation Symposium organized by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System.
Given the rather widespread custom (at least in the West) of using fireworks as a means of celebration on certain specific days, this column discusses the potential damage of such noise to autistic children.
Children’s National Health System is now accepting proposals for its annual “Make Your Medical Device Pitch for Kids!” competition. New this year, the competition is focused on pediatric cardiovascular devices to address a significant unmet need for children.
Music therapy is a relatively frequent approach to several health problems nowadays, and it has its roots in ancient medicine, as was clearly showed by Liubov Ben-Noun in 2013. Moreover, music appears to be a truly natural, universal language that crosses all possible communication barriers.
In the 1950s and 1960s, there was a popular television show called To Tell the Truth, on which three contestants claimed to be a person with an unusual occupation or distinction. Two of them were impostors, and the other was telling the truth.
For some people, retirement is the ultimate goal they aspire to reach at the end of their professional careers. For others, retirement is like a death knell to one’s ambitions.
Arthur Schopenhauer, a transcendental German philosopher, is best known for his 1818 work The World as Will and Representation, wherein he characterizes the phenomenal world as the product of a blind and insatiable metaphysical will.
For a change of pace, I am presenting “The Shaming of the True,” something I have given as a final examination in a graduate instrumentation systems course.
Gabriela Mistral, beyond her literary and political activities, was a born teacher, and we owe her much for this. The objective of this article is to highlight this aspect of her life and show how her generous and loving spirit brought light to so many.
It was just months after I had taken an assistant professor position at the University of Maryland when it happened. My home was 75 miles away…