Dr. Todd Harris

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January 16, 2016 – Isn’t it nice to hear good news once in a while?

Some days you could really use that good news.

For certain college basketball fans, today might be a good day to seek out some good news.

The American Academy of Pediatrics made a list of 7 great advancements in pediatric research. Read about how life is better today for our children due to pediatric research here.

And guess what?

Even if your team happen to win today – or if you don’t care about college basketball – all of these advancements are still good news.

The achievements are listed below. Click on each one for more information.

  1. Preventing Disease with Life-saving Immunizations
  2. Reducing SIDS with “Back to Sleep”
  3. Curing a Common Childhood Cancer
  4. Saving Premature Babies by helping them Breathe
  5. Preventing Mother-to-Baby HIV Transmission
  6. Increasing Life Expectancy for Children with Chronic Disease
  7. Saving Lives with Car Seats and Seat Belts



Dr. Todd Harris

December 23, 2015 – A group of RCAM nurses pointed this out to me today and this could be a big deal when you are counting on your kids to be safe in a car.

The small adjustment is near the end of this brief video.

Dr. Todd Harris

September 28, 2015 – In Americans aged 15 to 24 years old, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death. Prevention strategies generally focus on identifying at risk individuals and getting them the right help.

Information about ‘what to look for’ and ‘what to do’ are covered succinctly in a North Carolina website: itisok2ask.com. This site also provides specific North Carolina county-by-county resources.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is1-800-273-TALK (or 1-800-273-8255)

The NC State Counseling Center created the following video. It is heartfelt and well done as three students present their personal accounts of the time leading up to their own suicide attempts. The video aims to reduce the stigma of talking about suicide, and, hopefully, encourage young people to talk to someone and get the right kind of help during at risk times.

More information from the NC State Counseling Center about suicide prevention can be found here.

Dr. Todd Harris

CPR Saves Lives

Written by Dr. Todd Harris

September 17, 2015 – On this day in 1630, the city of Boston, Massachusetts was founded. Today – 385 years later – take some good advice from Boston Children’s Hospital. CPR saves lives. You could too.