Ahead of the Curve

Published On 04/06/2015

Le Bonheur/Campbell Clinic formalized its Pediatric Orthopaedic Spine Center six years ago with the aim to provide a range of advanced treatment options for children with scoliosis. Today, the program is attracting patients from throughout the region and across the country with its comprehensive techniques and innovative solutions. The team of surgeons is able to offer less invasive and safer treatments like MAGEC, ultra-low-dose EOS imaging and more.

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Revolutionizing Spine Care

Magnetic Expansion Control (MAGEC) provides a less-invasive alternative to traditional growing rods for children with scoliosis.

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Faces of Scoliosis

The Le Bonheur/Campbell Clinic Pediatric Spine Center is expanding the realm of the options for scoliosis care. Meet the doctors and patients.

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Patient Story: Sarah

When 12-year-old Sarah Johnson first learned she likely had scoliosis, she burst into tears. Sarah had seen the disease’s effects first-hand.

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Dr. Towbin

Profile: Jeffrey A. Towbin, MD

Pediatric Cardiologist Jeffrey A. Towbin, MD, dreams of a day when there are no transplant doctors – when scientists so clearly understand the causative genes and proteins for cardiomyopathies that they are able to develop targeted therapies to protect children from heart failure and sudden death. Towbin recently became executive co-director of the Heart Institute and Chief of Cardiology at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

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Electronic cigarettes release damaging free radical toxins during the vaporization process, and exposure to e-cigarette aerosols can cause airway inflammation and compromise the immune system, according to new research published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE. Researchers at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital joined scientists at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health to study the health effects of e-cigarette vapors in mice.

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be proud be responsible

In 2010, the teen birth rate in Shelby County at that point was nearly twice the national average. Using evidenced-based, medically accurate curriculum developed by leading pregnancy prevention researcher Loretta Jemmott, PhD, Be Proud! Be Responsible! Memphis! has contributed to a 32 percent decrease in the county’s teen birth rate.

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Pneumonia is the leading cause of hospitalization in children and respiratory viruses continue to be the most common reason children develop pneumonia, according to new results published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The results could help with improved strategies to prevent and treat pneumonia. The study was published last month as part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Etiology of Pneumonia in the Community (EPIC) Study.

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