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  • Cleft Palate and Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

    09/05/2012 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    The Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) physician is part of the Cleft and Craniofacial Team at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. In this blog entry, Dr. Stuart Morgenstein discusses the incidence and treatment of middle ear disorder in children with cleft palate. Children with cleft palates often have problems with their Eustachian tubes which can result in collection of fluid in the middle ear (the…

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  • Enhancing Patient Care:  The Craniofacial Quality Improvement Committee

    08/29/2012 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    Early on a Monday prior to the Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic, several of the speech therapists, nurses, nurse practitioner, and the clinic coordinator meet monthly to make sure we are doing the best job that we can for your child. This group effort or "committee” is called the Craniofacial Quality Improvement (QI) committee which was first developed July 2011. Quality management is one of the…

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  • Camp About Face Leadership Academy Mentor Information

    08/22/2012 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    Earlier this summer 14 youth traveled to Bradford Woods in Martinsville, Indiana to participate in the Camp About Face Leadership Academy (CAFLA), a program sponsored by the Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. The Leadership Academy utilizes volunteer adult mentors to chaperone and guide the participants through the weekend’s activities. This year’s…

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  • What is the Difference Between Teasing and Bullying?

    07/25/2012 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    Bullying was a topic at this year’s Camp About Face session, a week-long summer camp sponsored by the Cleft and Craniofacial Program at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. Campers in the Leadership Group (age 15-18) planned an activity session for the younger campers. The campers divided up into groups, discussed what bullying means to them, and acted out examples of bullying…

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  • Camp About Face 2012

    07/18/2012 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    The 2012 session of Camp About Face and the Camp About Face Leadership Academy took place June 29 through July 6, 2012 at Bradford Woods in Martinsville, Indiana. Camp About Face is a program sponsored by the Cleft and Craniofacial Team at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. The week-long camp was developed for kids aged 8-18 with clefts and craniofacial differences. In addition…

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  • The vonDeilen-Curtis Fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery

    07/12/2012 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    Edward R. Schmidt was just two months old when Doctor Lawrence Curtis removed a fast-growing, highly-invasive tumor from the left side of his face. It was Philadelphia in 1947, and the procedure was risky at best. But to the relief and gratitude of his parents, Edward and Rita, the operation was a success. Doctor Arthur vonDeilen joined in Ed’s care, performing additional reconstructive surgeries…

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  • Volunteer Profile:  Brian Jay

    07/05/2012 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    Participants of the Camp About Face Leadership Academy (CAFLA) are familiar with the steadfast presence and kind humor of Brian Jay. Brian has served as a volunteer adult mentor to the CAFLA for the past eight years. Brian was born with Apert Syndrome, a craniofacial disorder. After transferring his care from the University of Virginia Medical Center, he completed his treatment at Riley. Brian went…

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  • The Role of the Craniofacial Orthodontist

    06/28/2012 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    I have been very fortune in my over 25 year’s association with Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University Health to have served in many different capacities, both in teaching, service, research, and administration. By far and above my most favorite time has been as a member of the Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health Cleft and Craniofacial team. As both a board certified…

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  • Orthognathic /Jaw Surgery in Patients with Clefts

    06/11/2012 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    Does your child really have a large lower jaw or “underbite”? Children and teenagers with a history of facial clefting often have the appearance of a large lower jaw. Actually a very small amount of these patients have a true large lower jaw (also called mandibular hyperplasia). What is really happening is they have a small upper jaw (or maxillary hypoplasia). Because the teeth are connected…

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  • Back to Sleep and Tummy to Play: Why is this so Important?

    05/30/2012 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    The Back to Sleep campaign began in 1994 as a way to educate parents, caregivers, and health care professionals about ways to reduce the risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The campaign was named for its recommendation to place healthy babies on their backs to sleep. Placing babies on their backs to sleep reduces the risk for SIDS, also known as “crib death.” Since the campaign…

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