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Separation Anxiety: How to Help Your Child and Yourself

August 18, 2017 by in category Live Well tagged as

Maybe it’s the first day of school, or maybe it’s the first day of daycare. Either way, separation anxiety is real. In fact, it’s normal to experience separation anxiety during moments like this. Still, it’s important to learn how to keep the stress and anxiety in check. Levels of anxiety and stress are different for […]

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How to Tap Into Your Child’s Goal-Setting Potential

August 15, 2017 by in category Live Well tagged as

Kids already have the foundation to set goals, so it’s important as a parent to keep the natural and joyful nature of simply wishing for something when helping kids set goals.

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Every Penny Counts and Anyone Can Make a Difference

August 11, 2017 by in category Be Inspired tagged as ,

Height notwithstanding, actor and director Robert Redford’s 5-foot, 10-inch frame sure made for a pretty penny at Primary Children’s Hospital. During what appears to be the 1970s or early ’80s, the Sundance Kid was photographed helping a child “measure up” to the challenge of Primary Children’s oldest fundraiser — Pennies by the Inch — to determine how much […]

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When Dairy Isn’t Your Friend — Lactose Intolerance and Kids

August 9, 2017 by in category Kids Health tagged as ,

Editor’s Note: This is the second article in a series looking at common food sensitivities (or intolerances) and allergies in kids. The Skinny on Lactose Intolerance Sometimes, we don’t all scream for ice cream — for many kids, an ice cream sundae or a cool glass of milk at lunch means an afternoon of cramps, […]

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Thriving with Celiac Disease: What you Need to Know

August 3, 2017 by in category Kids Health tagged as

Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a series looking at common food sensitivities (or intolerances) and allergies in kids. What is Celiac Disease Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects millions of children in the United States. It’s caused by an intolerance to gluten, which is a broad term for the proteins […]

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The Upward Trend Continues with 2017-18 US News & World Report Rankings

July 21, 2017 by in category Be Inspired

Some preschoolers like to talk about their new toys or new shoes. Stasia Scharman likes to talk about her new heart. Three-year-old Stasia is one of 13 patients at Primary Children’s Hospital who received a heart transplant in 2016, helping them to live longer, healthier lives. And successes like Stasia’s helped lift Primary Children’s to […]

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Kids and Family Travel — How to Make it Safe and Fun

July 17, 2017 by in category Live Well tagged as ,

Warm weather and no school often means family travel time. By road or air, here are 12 tips to help you and your kids have fun and travel safe this summer. On the Road Buckle up! Using seatbelts is the single most important thing a family can do to stay safe in the car. Check […]

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The Buzz About Caffeine: How Much are Your Kids Consuming?

July 12, 2017 by in category Kids Health tagged as ,

A hit of caffeine from morning coffee or an afternoon energy shot may be OK for adults, but can prove problematic for children. What is Caffeine? You can find caffeine in coffee, soda, ice cream, chocolate, energy drinks, medication and more, but contrary to popular belief, it’s not a nutrient. Instead, it’s a naturally-occurring stimulant […]

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“We Were Blessed Daily by the Amazing Staff at Primary Children’s”

July 3, 2017 by in category Patient Stories tagged as ,

My daughter, Heather, was born with Down syndrome. This brought us to Primary Children’s Hospital many times. We saw many therapists and she had multiple minor surgeries. At age 10, she was diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphatic Leukemia). At this point our casual relation with the hospital became a constant reality. She had a very difficult strain of ALL […]

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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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