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Volunteers Deck The Inn’s Halls, Make Spirits Bright

Volunteers help make The Inn a special place for children year-round. This is especially true over the holidays when caring volunteers create a festive atmosphere at The Inn to bring joy, peace and gifts to seriously ill children and their families. Volunteers from Leidos, Kaiser Permanente and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and […]

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NIH #PuppyCam Celebrates Zilly, Therapy Dogs

Zilly, The Children’s Inn’s resident therapy dog, recently starred on the National Institute of Health’s second annual #PuppyCam, a one-day live stream hosted on Twitter that celebrates the therapeutic benefits of therapy dogs and provides a wide range of stress management tips. Studies have shown that therapy dogs can help lower heart rates and stress […]

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Dr. Nirali Shah

Harnessing Immune Power to Knock Out Leukemia

 Today, the majority of children diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most commonly occurring childhood cancer, are cured. Yet some young patients don’t respond to chemotherapy, and in others, the cancer returns, sometimes again and again. Looking for new options for these patients, scientists have unveiled cancer immunotherapy, which strengthens the body’s ability […]

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