New Center Shines Spotlight on Chronic Illness in Children

With improvements in the treatment of previously fatal diseases, more children are surviving into adulthood with chronic health conditions––an estimated 5 million children and adolescents in the United States alone. These young people face a lifetime of disease, and many develop new problems as a result of long-term exposure to their underlying condition or to medications used in treatment. These secondary problems can include abnormalities in growth, premature osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, malignancies, and emotional and social problems. Read More