The brain is intimately connected to every other part of the body, and when the brain is injured, organ systems including the muscles, lungs, and digestive tract are affected, too. Read more.
Columbia West Side Pediatrics had a “spook-tacular” Halloween! Staff members decorated the office to kick-off the festivities, and also put on costumes for the ghoulish holiday. Read more.
From a single tubular structure present at around the fourth week of pregnancy, humans develop a complex, four-chambered heart that keeps blood moving through the cardiac chambers, lungs, and body over a lifetime. The heart’s development can be altered by a number of genetic and environmental factors during the early stages of fetal growth, causing a range of structural abnormalities that, in general, are termed congenital heart defects or disease (CHD). Read on to learn more.
Melanie A. Gold, DO, FAAP, has been appointed medical director of the School Based Health Centers (SBHC) for the Department of Pediatrics at CUMC and the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital. Learn more.