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Parents and Baby

When Small Children Face Big Medical Decisions 

Disorders of Sex Development (DSD) is a superordinate term encompassing congenital conditions in which development of chromosomal, gonadal, or anatomic sex is atypical (estimated at 0.1% - 0.5% of live births). This proposal delivers a decision support tool (DST) to prepare parents to become fully involved in management decisions and could be an exemplar for other DSTs, especially related to rare diseases. 

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Featured Faculty

Meredith P. Riebschleger, M.D., M.S.

Meredith P. Riebschleger, M.D., M.S.
mriebsch[at]med.umich[dot]edu

Dr. Riebschleger's research focuses on identifying and improving different mechanisms of health care delivery to stretch the reach of the limited pediatric subspecialty workforce. She is especially interested in the use of patient/parent reported outcomes and telemedicine for children who live far away from academic medical centers like the University of Michigan.

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Research from the National Poll on Children's Health

Parents Conflicted about Later School Start Times for Teens

Research has shown that the natural sleep rhythms of adolescents shift up to two hours later after the start of puberty. However, most US middle and high schools start before 8:30 a.m.  The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health asked a national sample of parents of children in middle or high school about the impact of later school start times for teens.

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