10 Tips to Help Parents Improve Their Child’s Speech

May 3, 2017 by in category Kids Health tagged as ,

Written By: Erin McQuivey, Speech-Language Pathologist at Primary Children’s Hospital When I share that I’m a speech pathologist, people often ask: When should I be concerned about my child’s speech? Here are some tips on how to encourage speech with your child — and how you can tell if your child needs extra help. What to […]

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“I Know it Couldn’t Have Been Easy to Say “Yes” to Organ Donation, but it Changed Our Lives”

April 24, 2017 by in category Patient Stories tagged as , ,

Written By: Kim Stinson Hearing that your son will need a life-saving liver transplant is not something you expect to experience as a parent. That, however, is what my husband and I were told after our 2-month-old was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia. We were told that he hopefully wouldn’t need a transplant for a few years, […]

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Don’t Lose Those Pearly Whites – Teeth Safety Tips for Your Little Athletes

April 21, 2017 by in category Kids Health tagged as , , ,

Have you ever thought about how it would feel if you lost one or two of your front teeth? You’d probably avoid smiling and it would be uncomfortable talking with someone face-to-face. It wouldn’t be easy pronouncing certain words. How about eating an apple? It’s easy to take some things for granted until they’re suddenly […]

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A Home Away from Home While Staying at Primary Children’s Hospital

April 18, 2017 by in category Incredible Care tagged as , ,

Research shows that kids cope more effectively and recover sooner when parents and family are in the hospital. When parents are close by, they can better communicate with their child’s medical team and help with sometimes-complicated treatment plans. They can also provide immediate support for their children. This is exactly why we partner with the […]

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In Her Own Words: A 12-Year-Old’s Story of a Failing Heart and Life-Saving Transplant

April 7, 2017 by in category Patient Stories

By Brienna Love My name is Brienna Love. I am 12 years old and I live in Las Vegas, Nevada. I have two loving parents and a younger brother. Our family loves to take vacations and my story starts after we had just returned from a 22-day vacation driving to Branson, Missouri; Dallas and San […]

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How do I Start Feeding Solid Foods to Babies?

April 3, 2017 by in category Kids Health tagged as , , , , ,

By Tara Finnerty, pediatric dietitian at Primary Children’s Hospital As a pediatric dietitian at Primary Children’s Hospital, I’m often asked questions like “what should I feed my baby first?” and “is my baby ready for solid food?” Here are tips and suggestions to help you and your little one have a healthy transition to solid foods. […]

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How to Keep Your Kids Safe in the Warm Weather

March 30, 2017 by in category Stay Safe tagged as , , , , ,

Just as our clocks spring forward for Daylight Savings Time, we can spring forward in thinking about safety this season. We have weathered the winter storms, and who isn’t looking forward to nicer weather and the great outdoors? Before you head out for some spring sun and fun, here are four tips to keep your […]

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Solving the Puzzle of GAMT Deficiency

March 23, 2017 by in category Patient Stories tagged as , , ,

Written by Heidi Wallis After six years of marriage, my husband and I were excited to welcome our first child into the world in 2003. Samantha was born healthy and passed her newborn screening, the heel prick bloodspot taken in the hospital. She behaved like the typical baby for the first few months. She slept through […]

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Why Child Life Specialists Make a Children’s Hospital So Unique

March 10, 2017 by in category Incredible Care tagged as

Surgery. Shots. Medication. Sickness. Pain. Disease. Cancer. Rehab. For any patient, these words are difficult and discouraging to hear. For children especially, these words are not only difficult and discouraging, but also scary and confusing. For many of these kids, the experience and words are completely foreign. They just want life to be normal. Even […]

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How to Keep Your Kids Teeth Healthy

February 27, 2017 by in category Kids Health tagged as , ,

Although tooth decay is almost entirely preventable, it remains the most common chronic disease affecting our children. As a result, American students miss 51 million hours of school every year because of oral health problems.  Dental cavities can begin as soon as teeth appear in the mouth. A big concern is early childhood caries (also […]

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