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  • Morgan Campbell with members of the Sertoma Club of Broad Ripple

    Morgan Campbell, Sertoma Scholarship Recipient

    08/21/2014 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    Morgan Campbell was named the recipient of the Sertoma Club of Broad Ripple Scholarship at Camp About Face on June 18, 2014.  The scholarship was established by the club in memory of Mr. Hugh Kirtland, a Sertoma member who was responsible for the club's affiliation with the Cleft and Craniofacial Program at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.  The $1000 scholarship is awarded each…

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  • The 2014 Harold M. Trusler Lectureship in Pediatric Plastic Surgery

    07/11/2014 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    Doctor Harold M Trusler was the first intern at Riley Hospital for Children when it opened in 1924.  Doctor Trusler’s desire to help children affected by birth defects and trauma led to his interest in reconstructive Surgery.  He went on to become internationally known for his work with Riley’s Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic and was appointed the first Director of the Division of…

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  • Should You Call the Doctor about Your Child’s Rash?

    07/10/2014 | TreatmentsDermatology

    Itchy skin can be maddening. Your skin is dry, sensitive and red. All you want to do is scratch, but that brings little relief. In fact, that will actually make your rash worse. It’s a vicious cycle and you just want it to end.  When your child gets a rash, relief cannot come quickly enough. They struggle with the discomfort and you struggle to keep the rash from spreading. It’s…

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  • Scoliosis in Children

    06/18/2014 | TreatmentsOrthopedics & Sports Medicine

    Riley Hospital for Children is helping to bring awareness and better treatment options for this spinal deformity Idiopathic Scoliosis is an abnormal sideward curvature of the spine with no known cause. It affects an estimated 7 million people in the United States, most commonly girls. One out of every six children diagnosed with scoliosis will eventually require active medical treatment. National Scoliosis…

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  • The 71st Annual Meeting of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association:  Riley Was There

    04/29/2014 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    Last month, the Cleft and Craniofacial Team of Riley Hospital at IU Health was proud to welcome The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) to Indianapolis as our city played host to ACPA’s 71st annual scientific meeting.  The ACPA is an international organization of over 2500 health care professionals who treat birth defects of the face and skull.  The ACPA promotes research…

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    04/02/2014 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    Eric Luecking . a Riley parent, recently spoke at the “Cleft Care Across the Lifespan: Fundamentals for Parents” conference on March 6, 2014 at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health.  Below is the written text of Mr. Luecking’s remarks. Humans can have an ugly way of undoing God's gifts.  Maybe it's the media - or our interpretation of their reporting - that has…

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  • Cleft Care across the Lifespan:  Fundamentals for Parents

    03/19/2014 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    The Cleft and Craniofacial Clinic at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health presented a conference for parents of children with cleft lip and palate on March 6, 2013.   “Cleft Care across the Lifespan:  Fundamentals for Parents” explored the diagnosis, evaluation and treatment of infants through adolescents with cleft lip and palate. Team members addressed topics such as…

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  • Christian Buchanan: Facing the World Despite Rare Facial Disorder

    02/27/2014 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    Midway through her pregnancy, Lacey Buchanan got some sobering news: There’s something wrong with your baby. The elation she’d felt just weeks before—it’s a boy!—was now abruptly deflating, like air escaping from a punctured balloon. An ultrasound showed that if her son survived, he would have facial abnormalities, the extent of which were not fully known. It would be…

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  • A Special Wedding Enables a Riley Patient to be Sister’s Maid of Honor

    02/06/2014 | TreatmentsCancer

    Within an hour of getting the news, Danielle Jones, 23, sprang into action. Her 19-year-old sister, Gabby Jones—fighting for her life at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health—was not expected to survive. Already battling myelodysplastic syndrome, a type of blood cancer, as well as a disorder that ravaged her immune system, Gabby contracted an extremely rare and deadly fungal infection…

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  • Women For Riley Grant Helps Craniofacial Families

    02/05/2014 | TreatmentsCleft & Craniofacial Anomalies

    Through the generosity of a grant provided by the “Women for Riley”, many hearts of parents who have had an infant born with a cleft lip and/or cleft palate have been touched.  A baby born with a cleft will most likely have feeding difficulties at birth due to the inability to suck and successfully express milk from a regular nipple and bottle.  Many times a special feeding system…

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