News from Around the World
March 25, 2021
High Schooler Invented Color-Changing Sutures to Detect Infection
After winning a state science fair and becoming a finalist in a national competition, Dasia Taylor now has her sights set on a patent
March 16, 2020
AAP Launches Covid-19 Update Website for Clinicians and Families
As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, the AAP has been staying abreast of all confirmed developments related to its global spread and will continue to be vigilant in efforts to develop and share information and guidance with members and families.
January 7, 2020
College Selects First Woman to Earn A Football Scholarship
Antoinette “Toni” Harris, a 22-year old Black woman, is the first woman ever to attend college on a full football scholarship.
September 9, 2019
Surgeon General Jerome Adams releases advisory against Marijuana use
New recommendaton from US Surgeon General identifies dangers of using marijuana, specifically in adolescents and pregnant mothers through citing negative effects on developing brain.
March 22, 2019
JA Warrior Paige Goehner Raises Awareness for Arthritis and Wins Food Network's "Kids Baking Championship" Season Six
“There’s a difference in having arthritis and having arthritis define you,” says Paige Goehner.
June 18th, 2019
Hope for Henry Partners with Dormify
Will you be shopping for back to school? If so, you might want to know that Hope for Henry and Dormify are sharing the spirit of giving back to children recovering within the hospital through creating bright, cheery spaces that spur on health and well-being.
May 2nd, 2019
Designing New Pediatric Tech Pays Off!
iCAN President, Leanne West helped to judge a group of inventors that share in the passion and belief that pediatric medicine can be better improved through new ideas and innovative technology. Learn what they did and how it paid off.
April 5th, 2019
Kids Can Report Abuse
To further support children, Children Protective Services has created a hotline in which kids can discreetly call to report a need for safety against abuse.
March 19th, 2019
"Mr. Indifferent" by Aryasb Feiz Reminds Us to Share Kindness
Through the animated short, "Mr. Indifferent" by Aryasb Feiz, we are reminded that random acts of kindness are the best way to help support our community.
March 4th, 2019
Understanding a Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis
Actress Selma Blair shares her diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis and explains how the news effected her young son and how she hopes to be back in a year with even better treatment and care.
February 28th, 2019
11 Year-Old Lands Book Deal
Thinking about ways to help give back to your community? This young boy is doing just that! Using his crochet skills, he is raising money to help his hometown.
Janurary 31st, 2019
Advice for girls (and boys) considering STEM Careers
Kara Cusker, a student at Houghton College, studying Chemistry, gives a great view of what it takes to be a successful student (for ALL students - male and female) in college.
Janurary 22nd, 2019
Strong smell is saved by a specially-trained dog
Meet 15 year old Martina Baker and her special pup, Caiomhe, who helps her to safely live with a diagnosis of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome.
Janurary 9th, 2019
Join iCAN Research President, Leanne West and Dr. Goel as they share AI Technologies
Team emPrize, a group of Georgia Tech AI researchers, is developing a suite of virtual tutors for online education that mimic many of the roles of human teachers. According to Dr. Ashok Goel, Professor of Computer Science in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, these tutors include more than 100 nanotutors for a Georgia Tech online class on artificial intelligence, as well as a virtual tutor for automatically answering questions on the discussion forum for the class. Preliminary results indicate that student self-efficacy in the class is high.
January 29, 2021
Principal Who Took Night Job to Help His Students Receives $50,000 Donation
A high school principal in North Charleston, South Carolina has gone viral for taking on an extra overnight job at Walmart to help his students in need
April 17, 2020
AAP Shares Healthy Coping for Teens
The American Academy of Pediatrics shares more information for families and teens as helpful ways of dealing with stress and anxiety during difficult times.
January 7, 2020
Kid's Baking Competition Selects Youth With Chronic Diagnosis to Compete
Elise loves playing the violin, piano, and soccer but her favorite hobby is baking. She started baking at nine years old when she first got diagnosed with type-1 diabetes. Baking was a great stress reliever.
December 9th, 2019
Robot helps kids to relax while at Doctors office.
Doctors have used everything from cartoons to bubbles to help distract kids during procedures, and Dr. Tanya Beran, founder of RXRobots, wants to add the MEDi robot to the mix.
November 4th, 2019
Meet a 14 year-old Genius Inventor and learn what problem he solved
Upon hearing about a potential flaw within vehicle design, a boy invents a way to eliminate blind spots.
September 5, 2019
Athleta Embraces Good Idea from Young Inventor
10 - year old Sabrina Steich had an idea. She brought her design for a new zippered hoodie to ensure that her medical device was secured. What did Athleta do? They promptly recognized the need and started making them. Read more about their new Wellness + Good platform.
July 22, 2019
Disney Unveils Team of Heroes at Texas Children's Hospital
Sharing the need to help pediatric patients, Disney partners with Texas Children's Hospital to provide a new interactive experience.
June 25th, 2019
How healthcare communities are preparing for 'Patient Experience'
Often there is a gap between patient experience and the technology that is being used... this is where iCAN can shine
March 21st, 2019
Sing-a-long Brings Smiles
To help mark World Down syndrome Day (March 21) a group of mums joined forces and created a video celebrating children with Down’s syndrome. The mothers are members of a Facebook group called Designer Genes, for parents with children with Down’s syndrome.
Janurary 24th, 2019
How do you design Patient-Centric Care? Ask what patients want
At Novant Health Physician Network in North Carolina, designing for the patient has been the hospital’s driving force for some years, especially when it comes to online interactions.
Novant Health Physician Network chief operating officer Dr. Hank Capps told MobiHealthNews. “We made a philosophical decision to build the whole thing around how patients would experience it, which seems like a common sense thing, but back then records were being built around physicians and billing as the key drivers.
Janurary 9th, 2019
Meet Dr. Victor Montori and learn about partnership between patients and providers
A special discussion from Dr. Victor Montori as he leads a learning session on providing a partnership between patients and providers so that the best possibly outcomes are obtained.
December 18, 2018
Mom who battled cancer alongside late daughter receives patent for product inspired by their battle
CareAline receives US Utility Patent for its medically proven PICC Line Sleeve
December 12, 2018
One Little Girl's Ideas Makes Cancer Treatment More Comfortable
Amanda Hope was only 9 when diagnosed with Leukemia. Here is how she made living with cancer easier for others.
October 25, 2018
Helping kids cope with the fear of medical treatment
Vaccinations save lives, but many children fear the needle. One project in Brazil has turned to virtual reality (VR) as a way of helping kids cope.
June 22, 2020
Drawing Helps Patients
The nonprofit program Drawn To Help gets cartoonists and illustrators to visit children in hospitals around the country, giving the gift of art and mental therapy.
March 16, 2020
AAP Shares Ways to Help Your Child During Difficult Times
The American Academy of Pediatrics shares this valuable resource to help children and families better communicate to mitigate stress, worry, and anxiety during difficult times.
November 7th, 2019
Global Genes honors young girl that supports rare disorders by baking
10,000 cookies and nearly $90,000 later, it’s safe to say nine-year-old Dana Perella's advocacy efforts have raised funds and awareness for two rare diseases.