Heatstroke and Kids: Even 10 Minutes Alone Could be Deadly

June 17, 2017 by in category Stay Safe tagged as ,

Never Leave A Child Alone in a Car Babies and young kids can sometimes sleep so peacefully that we forget they’re even there. It can also be tempting to leave a baby alone in a car while we quickly run into the store. Leaving a child alone in a car, however, can lead to serious […]

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Food Pouches = Picky Eaters? A Dietitian’s Word of Caution

June 16, 2017 by in category Kids Health tagged as , ,

In the hands of toddlers and diaper bags, food pouches are becoming an increasingly popular option for hungry children. Those convenient foil packets filled with a variety of fruits and vegetables, and sometimes whole grains, offer an easy way to sneak in valuable nutrients that children often refuse otherwise. Still, they’re far from perfect, and […]

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Sometimes the Best Medicine for Cancer is a Rod and a Reel

June 13, 2017 by in category Be Inspired tagged as ,

Two University of Utah School of Medicine professors, a handful of fly rods and a host of fishing flies came together for a wonderful weekend escape for a group of Primary Children’s Hospital cancer patients and their families. Tim Jenkins and Ki Aston were the brains behind the event. They’ve loved fishing since they were […]

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7 Tips To Keep Your Kids Safe Around Water

June 9, 2017 by in category Stay Safe tagged as ,

It’s summer – and a great time to take little ones swimming, play outside, and enjoy family time. Just remember to use extra caution with kids around water. In Utah, drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under age 14. Primary Children’s Hospital provides information and community education about water safety to […]

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Don’t Fry Today — Sun Safety Tips for Parents and Kids

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

Did you know that more people will be diagnosed with skin cancer this year than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer combined? Most kids get much of their lifetime sun exposure before age 18, so it’s important for parents to teach and model for their kids how to safely enjoy the sun. We all need […]

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Allergies — identify and treat the sneezing, wheezing and coughing

May 25, 2017 by in category Kids Health tagged as ,

“Achoo!” It’s your child’s third sneezing fit of the morning, and as you hand him another tissue you wonder if these cold-like symptoms — the sneezing, congestion, and runny nose — have something to do with the recent weather change. If he gets similar symptoms at the same time every year, you’re likely right — […]

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What Does Giving Back Look Like? Just Ask 7-year-old Nellie Mainor

May 23, 2017 by in category Be Inspired tagged as ,

“How many toys have you collected?” “A lot, like close to a 100,” says Nellie. “You’ve collected a lot more than that,” replies Nellie’s mom, Sarah. “So, like 105?” Nellie asks. In reality, Nellie Mainor, a 7-year-old, collected and donated 584 toys as a birthday present to give to Primary Children’s Hospital — a place […]

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Can You Spot the Tot?

May 19, 2017 by in category Stay Safe tagged as , ,

Backovers and frontovers are tragic accidents that happen when an infant or child is accidentally rolled over by a moving vehicle in a driveway or parking lot. They may seem like rare occurrences, but during the warm weather months in Utah, one occurs every seven days. By taking a few precautions — and a few […]

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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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