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  • The Hurricane Sandy Disaster—Dr. Morgenstein was There

    12/05/2012 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    Although our patients and families know us for the work we do as health care providers, several members of the Cleft and Craniofacial Team at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health are involved in service activities outside the hospital setting that have global impact.  Our own Dr. Stuart Morgenstein was recently involved in Search and Rescue efforts for Hurricane Sandy victims.  Here is…

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  • The Communication Sciences and Disorders Program at Butler University

    11/07/2012 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    Each fall members from the Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health visit Butler University to speak to the Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) class. The class, which covers the causes and treatment of speech conditions, has a section on cleft palate. Our panel presentation provides an introduction to the Cleft Clinic at Riley Hospital, embryology,…

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  • The 2012 Tri State Craniofacial Conference—Riley Was There

    10/24/2012 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    The patient with craniofacial anomalies is best served by an interdisciplinary team approach that includes professionals from a variety of medical, dental, and allied health specialties. Each year participants from craniofacial teams in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio come together to attend the Tri State Craniofacial Conference to share techniques in the evaluation and treatment of cleft and craniofacial…

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  • Establishing your Dental Home Early: Another component of cleft lip and palate care

    10/05/2012 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    One important aspect of caring for children born with cleft lip and palate that can easily get overlooked is the importance of routine dental care. The nature of the location of the cleft palate typically results in an upper tooth being missing or having defects of the enamel. Consequently, it is important to keep your child’s teeth as healthy as possible. Parents are encouraged to begin brushing…

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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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