News from Around the World

Five Kid Inventors Present on Jimmy Fallon

January 7, 2020

Watch as these creative kids share their ideas in creating improvements in health, science, and home life.  

MSU Scientist Excels While Dealing With Syndromes

December 11th, 2019 

Michigan State University researcher Kyle Card became a scientist after living with own genetic condition.  

Global Genes honors young girl that supports rare disorders by baking

November 7th, 2019 

 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.

FAA to allow people diagnosed with diabetes to fly commercial aircraft

November 1st, 2019 

In a historic move, the Federal Aviation Administration is changing the ruling to allow pilots living with diabetes to fly commercial aircraft.  

Leading Children’s Health and Medical Groups Urge Action Following Increase in Number of Uninsured Children

September 11, 2019

Changes needed as number of uninsured children climbs. 

Meet Medi Teddy and Young Innovator

August 26, 2019

12 - year old Ella knows that good pediatric care doesn't have to look scary.  Here is what she decided to do about improving it. 

A Call to Action From the Nation's Leading Physician and Public Health Professional Organizations

August 8, 2019 

Timely article published today by ACP, AAP, AMA, AAFP, ACS, APA, APHA: Firearm-Related Injury and Death in the United States

Vaping is hurting teenage athletes, dashing their future in sports

July 1st, 2019 

"The moment I started using nicotine, it turned off my future goals completely."

Understanding the needs of patients waiting for a transplant

June 20th, 2019 

KIDS Illinois Youth Member, Maddi, shares a personal need for improving the process of organ donation for patients in need.  

NASA Engineer makes history on the Space Station

May 10th, 2019 

NASA Astronaut Dr. Jessica Meir ’99, will head to the International Space Station this coming September. Follow along on her Instagram page @Astro_Jessica to watch Dr. Meir prepare for the journey of a lifetime! 

Inspirational 'Sick' Kids

April 16th, 2019

To help create a culture of improved care, Sick Kids created a video spotlighting the empowerment of kids and their medical team as they fight through diagnosis.  

Innovation Provides Freedom for People Living with Cerebral Palsy

March 20th, 2019 

Kate, born with Cerebral Palsy and Deafness, finds joy and freedom in being able to ride a bicycle for the first time.  

iCAN Shares the need of #WORDDay2019 

March 14th, 2019

March 18th marks a day to spotlight the support needed for young people living with Juvenile Arthritis.  Join our advocates on Twitter on Monday and share your voice for all of our kids.  

Free Posters of Women in STEM

March 1st, 2019 

A Mighty Girl has teamed up with artists and activists to celebrate Women in STEM.  To download your own free posters, follow our link. 

Medical devices help pediatrc patient living with Long QT Syndrome 

February 25, 2019

Pacemaker and Internal Cardiac Defiberillator puts teen back on the basketball floor.  

Lincoln, Omaha teenager is allergeric to almost everything

February 5, 2019

Meet 17-year old Kenze Messman and learn how she handles Mast Cell Disease with the support of her friends.  

An empowered Family with direct ties to iCAN works to improve T1D care

Janurary 31st, 2019

iCAN Director, Amy Ohmer, and her daughters, Reece and Olivia Ohmer, members of KIDS Michigan, work with the T1D Exchange through a new collaborative to help improve care throughout the US and world within pediatric endocrinology.  

Strong smell is saved by a specially-trained dog

Janurary 22nd, 2019

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. 

Join iCAN Research President, Leanne West and Dr. Goel as they share AI Technologies

Janurary 9th, 2019

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. 

Mechanical CPR Saves Lives

December 13, 2018

9 year-old Lucas saw a need to help firefighters by providing a life-saving device.  Learn what he is doing to help his community.

First Pediatrician Elected to US House of Representatives

November 7, 2018

Dr. Kim Schrier, MD FAAP will be serving in Congress next year.  

College Selects First Woman to Earn A Football Scholarship

January 7, 2020

Antoinette “Toni” Harris, a 22-year old Black woman, is the first woman ever to attend college on a full football scholarship.

Time Magazine Selects a Child as Person of the Year

December 11th, 2019 

The 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden is the magazine's youngest choice to be named Person of the Year.

40 Celebrities living with medical conditions

November 4th, 2019 

Here are 40 celebrities that are empowered and refuse to let a diagnosis stop them from doing what they love.  

Shark Tank Investors reveal diagnosis

November 1, 2019

Three of the six investors reveal diagnosis of Epilepsy. 

Surgeon General Jerome Adams releases advisory against Marijuana use

September 9, 2019

New recommendaton from US Surgeon General identifies dangers of using marijuana, specifically in adolescents and pregnant mothers through citing negative effects on developing brain. 

JA Warrior Paige Goehner Raises Awareness for Arthritis and Wins Food Network's "Kids Baking Championship" Season Six

March 22, 2019 

“There’s a difference in having arthritis and having arthritis define you,” says Paige Goehner.

Irish Teen wins 2019 Google Science Fair

August 2, 2019 

An Irish teenager just won $50,000 for his project focusing on extracting micros-plastics from water.

Shriner's explains scoliosis and early detection

July 1st, 2019 

Do you know how to identify scoliosis in young people?  Shriner's explains what to look for. 

Hope for Henry Partners with Dormify 

June 18th, 2019 

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.  

Desiging New Pediatric Tech Pays Off!

May 2nd, 2019 

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.  

Kids Can Report Abuse

April 5th, 2019

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.  

Young girl knows the best medicine comes from the heart

March 20th, 2019 

12-year old returns to same NICU in which she was born to help babies with special care needs.  

Inspiration Alert - Kid Voices Can Make Positive Change

March 14th, 2019

Steph Curry embraces International Women's Day all due to 9 -year old Riley's advocacy.

Today is Rare Disease Day and You Can Help

February 28th, 2019 

iCAN understands the need to support all patients in their journey through chronic, rare and complicated diagnosis.  Join us through social media and share why you #CareAboutRare #WRDD2019 #ShareforRare #iCAN through a tweet, picture or sign.  Your support matters in ensuring all kids get the help that they need.

14 Year-Old Achieves Nuclear Fusion

February 25, 2019

The budding nuclear engineer started working on his project at age 12 and over several years, managed to achieve his dream.  

It's a Miracle Flight!

February 1, 2019

Patients seeking treatment are often overwhelmed with expenses, including travel.  Check out what a dedicated group of pilots are doing in an attempt to off-set flight costs for families.  

How do you design Patient-Centric Care? Ask what patients want

Janurary 24th, 2019

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. 

Meet Dr. Victor Montori and learn about partnership between patients and providers

Janurary 9th, 2019

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.  

Mom who battled cancer alongside late daughter receives patent for product inspired by their battle

December 18, 2018

CareAline receives US Utility Patent for its medically proven PICC Line Sleeve

One Little Girl's Ideas Makes Cancer Treatment More Comfortable

December 12, 2018

Amanda Hope was only 9 when diagnosed with Leukemia.  Here is how she made living with cancer easier for others.  

Helping kids cope with the fear of medical treatment

October 25, 2018

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.

Kid's Baking Competition Selects Youth With Chronic Diagnosis to Compete

January 7, 2020

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.

Robot helps kids to relax while at Doctors office. 

December 9th, 2019

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.

Meet a 14 year-old Genius Inventor and learn what problem he solved

November 4th, 2019 

Upon hearing about a potential flaw within vehicle design, a boy invents a way to eliminate blind spots.  

AAP releases it's newest recommendation for the influenza vaccination for 2019-2020.  

September 22, 2019

It's time to get your flu shot and here is why it is important to do it now. 

Athleta Embraces Good Idea from Young Inventor

September 5, 2019

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. 

Vaping causes health problems

August 19, 2019 

Dozens of young people hospitalized after vaping sickens them.

Disney Unveils Team of Heroes at Texas Children's Hospital 

July 22, 2019 

Sharing the need to help pediatric patients, Disney partners with Texas Children's Hospital to provide a new interactive experience.  

How healthcare communities are preparing for 'Patient Experience' 

June 25th, 2019 

Often there is a gap between patient experience and the technology that is being used... this is where iCAN can shine 

Five teens who changed the world.

May 13th, 2019 

Meet five teens that know how to get things done and share their stories to inspire other youth around the world. 

7 Amazing Kid Inventions

April 16th, 2019

Kids have great ideas!  Here are 7 ways that they have contributed to creating new technology.  

Sing-a-long Brings Smiles

March 21st, 2019 

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.

"Mr. Indifferent" by Aryasb Feiz Reminds Us to Share Kindness

March 19th, 2019

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.  

Understanding a Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis

March 4th, 2019

 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. 

11 Year-Old Lands Book Deal

February 28th, 2019 

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. 

Micro Needle Takes The Sting Out of Injections

February 20, 2019

A new invention showcases an ingestible micro needle designed to inject insulin into the stomach lining.  

Advice for girls (and boys) considering STEM Careers

Janurary 31st, 2019

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.