What’s in our E-newsletter?
Children’s Hospital Boston has a few newsletters: one for clinicians, one for patients and families, and one for the latest clinical and research news. And one we’d like to highlight is our Giving E-newsletter. More than just showing you how to give to the Hospital, the newsletter is chock-full of stories on how your gifts help us and our patients.
Curious what kind of stories? Read on to find out.
Crowds or codfish?
Our newsletters regularly highlight how Children’s uses software and science to make kids’ lives better.
For example, we described a grant from Google.org supporting Children’s efforts to combine HealthMap with the ProMED-mail global network of the International Society of Infectious Diseases. HealthMap is a Hospital site that trawls the Web to track global information on public health and infectious outbreaks.
In another newsletter, we shared how researchers at Children's discovered that a fish oil called Omegaven has been a lifesaver for kids with short gut syndrome. Omegaven is now used in over 70 hospitals. It’s a great example of how our scientists and doctors work together creating new therapies to help sick children.
Sedentary or sporty?
Our newsletters also point to information elsewhere on Hospital webpages directly related to child health. For example, did you know that in the U.S. about 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sports and about 1 million sport-related injuries occur each year? In one newsletter, we shared links to Hospital pages on skateboarding and biking safety tips and sports-injury prevention.
And, in our latest newsletter just published last week, we link to some interesting articles on childhood obesity (and check out this interactive map).
Email or web?
Some folks are comfortable following and interacting with the Hospital through our webpages or through online social networking services, such as Facebook or Twitter.
And if you prefer receiving a regular email once every two months filled with the kind of information and stories mentioned above, then enter your info below to start receiving our newsletter.
posted February 01, 2010