It happened

Minnie Running

At mile 5.2, it happened. And I had another 4.1 miles of my 15K race to go.

It happened as a single sharp and very pronounced pain in the center of my chest. Immediately I saw ‘stars,’ but I kept on running. That was stupid. Full Entry »

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MEDi the robot

The child life team recently welcomed MEDi, the robot. MEDi is one of several therapeutic tools used by the child life team to implement therapeutic interventions. A Child Life Specialist can utilize MEDi to improve the emotional well-being of the patients by reducing their anxiety, perception of pain and understanding of the hospital setting. Full Entry »

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Victoria’s journey to a diagnosis

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Victoria was born full-term at 39 weeks via a planned C-section. There were no problems throughout my pregnancy and nothing was detected during regular OB visits. On Thanksgiving (at 2 weeks old), I couldn’t get her to wake up long enough to do anything. I called her pediatrician and he met us at his clinic on Black Friday morning, Nov. 28, 2014. That was the morning our lives changed. Full Entry »

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Macromastia and breast reduction for teens

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What is macromastia?

Macromastia is a condition in which the breast tissue is abnormally enlarged. Large breasts can cause your teen health and emotional issues, as well as impair their ability to live an active lifestyle.  Full Entry »

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Nutritional therapy for pediatric inflammatory bowel diseases

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Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are chronic forms of intestinal inflammation where the cause is unknown. There are two major diseases identified within this group of disorders: Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). These diseases can affect not only the intestines, but other organs as well. Full Entry »

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