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May Patient of the Month: Isabella

At only 7 years old, Isabella began to complain about having back pains. Unable to run and play with her friends, or even walk at times, her mother decided it was time to visit an orthopedist. After several blood tests and an MRI, it was determined that Isabella had leukemia.

March Patient of the Month: Helia

When Helia was 12 years old, her mother began to notice she was always very thirsty and drinking more water than usual. It got to the point that Helia was losing sleep due to all the weight she gained, so her mother decided to consult with a specialist.

National Cancer Survivor's Day 2019

Patients from the Nicklaus Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center reunited with their doctors and nurses for a day of family fun to celebrate life on National Cancer Survivors Day.

Friends Through the Fight: 2 South Florida girls fighting same form of rare bone cancer become friends

Two South Florida girls were diagnosed with the same rare form of bone cancer. They didn’t know each other when they started treatment but became friends through the fight. 7’s Alex de Armas shares their story.

Dental Health in Children with Sickle Cell Disease

Children with SCD may present anemia, repeated infections, and shortness of breath.

Dental Health in Children with Leukemia

Children with leukemia can have different oral manifestations.

Neural-Enabled Prosthetic Hand (NEPH) System Developed at FIU restores sensation to first human subject

November 06, 2018 – The NEPH system, developed at Florida International University by Ranu Jung and her Adaptive Neural Systems Laboratory team, restores a sense of touch/grasp force and hand opening by stimulating sensory nerve fibers in the residual limb with fine wires implanted inside nerves. Implantation of the device was performed by Dr. Aaron Berger and his team from Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Berger is a hand and peripheral nerve surgeon who holds an appointment in FIU’s Department of Biomedical Engineering. 

Ruben Reinis Recognized Among ASC Leaders by Beckers ASC Review

January 12, 2018 – Ruben Reinis, Administrative Director of the Miami Children's Hospital Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC), was named one of 23 ASC leaders under 40 by Becker's ASC Review. The annual list highlights young leaders who have made a significant impact in the ambulatory surgery industry.