Children's Hospital : Pioneers (2002)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Children's Issues, Medicine, Social Issues  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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"Pioneers" (Part 3) follows staffers at Chicago's Children's Memorial Hospital as they use new techniques and therapies. Two children receive grafts of a "cultured skin product." One is a boy who was struck by a lawnmower; the other is a girl with a horribly disfiguring mole on her left arm. A nonsurgical therapy called "serial casting" helps children with cerebral palsy walk. A new drug improves bloodflow to an infant's lungs. And a finely targeted form of radiation known as Intrabeam might help a 14-year-old girl who has had four brain-tumor operations in five years. Sherry Stringfield narrates.

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behind-the-scenes, case-study, childhood-illnesses, children's-hospital, health-care-system, medical-treatment, pediatrics