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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Bringing Music Into the Hospital to Enhance Care

February 2, 2017 by in category Incredible Care tagged as , ,

“Almost all children respond to music.  Music is an open-sesame and if you can use it carefully and appropriately, you can reach into that child’s potential for development” – Dr. Clive Robbins, Music Therapist As I walk down the halls of the hospital with my guitar on my back and a cart full of instruments, […]

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“Though He Be But Little, He is Fierce . . . ” A Parent Reflects on Baby Born with Terminal Disease

January 6, 2017 by in category Patient Stories tagged as , ,

Written by Whitney Buck When we found out we were expecting our 5th child we were living in California’s Inland Empire, because my husband Zack was a 3rd year medical student. The day finally arrived to find out the gender. It was a boy and were going to name him Quinn. His name was already […]

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Patients & Families Travel to the North Pole – Courtesy of Delta Air Lines

December 24, 2016 by in category Be Inspired tagged as , ,

 For the first eight years of his life Bret Larson knew all too well what it was like to be stuck in the hospital. That’s why the Operations Service Manager now spearheads a special event with Delta Air Lines, Primary Children’s Hospital, and Shriners Hospital for Children. Twenty-four patients and families from Primary Children’s didn’t […]

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E-Cigarettes: Could Your Teen Get Hooked on a Harmful Habit

December 20, 2016 by in category Kids Health tagged as , ,

The U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation’s youth. In a report released on Dec. 8th, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy acknowledged a need for more research into the health effects of “vaping,” but said e-cigarettes aren’t harmless and too many teens are using them. Local experts agree, including […]

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Does Your Family Cocoon to Help Fight the Flu?

December 5, 2016 by in category Kids Health tagged as , ,

Cocooning protects babies and everyone in a baby’s life needs to get vaccinated against the flu. What is Cocooning? Babies younger than 6 months old are more likely to develop certain infectious diseases than older children. Cocooning is a way to protect babies from catching diseases from the people around them – people like their […]

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David Pascoe Named One of Six National Finalists for Compassionate Caregiver of the Year

November 15, 2016 by in category Incredible Care tagged as , ,

by Maria Gamvroulas, MSW, LCSW David Pascoe has been called to a patient’s room. There, he finds parents distraught by the complexities and complications of their child’s illness, and fearful of what’s to come. David gently enters the room and quietly stands at the bedside. He listens attentively and with quiet reserve to the family’s […]

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Keeping Your Little Monster’s Teeth Healthy and Happy This Halloween

October 26, 2016 by in category Live Well tagged as , , ,

With Halloween on the horizon, treats are everywhere – and not just on October 31st. How can parents help kids maintain healthy teeth during the holiday season? The key is to let kids enjoy sweets — with limits. It’s important to keep Halloween fun and don’t let worries about sugar ruin the holiday. Halloween trick-or-treating […]

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