Ketogenic Diet and Kids — Please Don’t Try This at Home

January 19, 2018 by in category Kids Health tagged as ,

With a population increasingly focused on health, nutrition, diets and weight loss, comes a natural rise in risky trends and habits that can be unhealthy and dangerous if not monitored by medical professionals. That’s the case with the ketogenic diet, a closely monitored special high-fat diet used to help children with difficult-to-controls seizures. Over the […]

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What to Know about Kids, Helmets, and Winter Sports

January 18, 2018 by in category Stay Safe tagged as ,

Kids don’t stop moving even when snow starts to fly and the temperature drops. When the streets are covered in snow, make sure you are still practicing safety measures to prevent an injury. In 2013, more than 47,000 children were treated in emergency departments for injuries related to sledding, ice skating and snowboarding, and the […]

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The Magic of Play

January 12, 2018 by in category Kids Health tagged as ,

With the help of a frilly dress, tiara, and magic wand, your 3-year-old is transformed into the queen of a magical universe where her hobby horse is a winged unicorn. When you’re asked to taste the pink clouds, you agree that they’re a lot like bubblegum. Your son pulls a sheet over his shoulders and […]

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What it Means to be a Music Therapist

January 5, 2018 by in category Be Inspired tagged as

When I was in high school, I knew I wanted to pursue music as a profession. I was involved in orchestras and choirs, I played guitar and sang, and had started writing my own songs. Music was an integral part of who I was, but I knew that I didn’t want to be a performer. […]

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Here’s How We can Help When Your Child has a Chronic or Terminal Illness

December 28, 2017 by in category Incredible Care tagged as

Putting The Child First and Always® means not only giving kids the best medical care available, but also helping them with the complexities of their multi-dimensional lives. That’s why we invest so much into our support programs like child life therapy, music therapy, art therapy, animal therapy and spiritual care. It’s why we’re so grateful […]

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One More Time — Wash Your Hands. Always!

December 26, 2017 by in category Live Well tagged as ,

Why Is Hand Washing So Important? Kids don’t always listen when parents tell them to wash their hands before eating, after using the bathroom, or when they come inside from playing. But it’s a message worth repeating — hand washing is by far the best way to keep kids from getting sick and prevent the […]

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How to Handle Car Travel when Houdini is Aboard

December 20, 2017 by in category Stay Safe tagged as ,

Here we are in the middle of another winter and that means more time spent in the car. Whether it is a trip to Grandma’s for the holidays, or just running the hundreds of errands around town, driving with kids can be stressful, especially if you’re traveling with your very own escape artist. “Help my […]

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It’s a Marshmallow World In the Winter — But Not if You Fall

December 15, 2017 by in category Stay Safe tagged as

Winter brings kids a whole new world to explore. All that fluffy, white powder can have them longing to get outside and build snowmen, go sledding, have a snowball fight or two and build igloos, but it also brings its own unique sets of hazards. We want everyone to enjoy the season, and avoiding falls […]

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How to Care for Yourself When Your Child has Special Health Care Needs

November 20, 2017 by in category Live Well tagged as

Most people think it’s strange when an airline attendant instructs you to put an oxygen mask on yourself before anyone else — including a child — in the case of an emergency. Most of us would still put the mask on the child first, but believe it or not, the airlines might have something here […]

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What is Type 1 Diabetes?

November 10, 2017 by in category Kids Health tagged as ,

Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose, the main type of sugar in the blood. Glucose comes from the foods we eat and is the major source of energy needed to fuel the body’s functions. After you eat a meal, your body breaks down the foods you eat into glucose and […]

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