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The Centers for Disease Control states that 6.2 million children currently have asthma. Of those, it is estimated that anywhere from 5-20% of them have severe, complex and/or difficult-to-treat asthma. We define difficult-to-treat asthma by the symptoms patients are experiencing. › Continue Reading

Whenever a type of crisis event happens, such as a terrorist attack, many parents struggle with how to talk to their kids about it. In my opinion, it’s important to discuss these events with them. In all likelihood, they’ve already › Continue Reading

We are a caffeinated society, and our teens are no exception. Caffeine is readily accessible and commonly drank by adolescents, teens, and adults alike. In fact, a 2014 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) study estimates that 73% of children consume › Continue Reading

Today we’d like to raise awareness for a lesser known eosinophilic condition, eosinophilic gastritis (EG), one of a handful of eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs). When families receive a diagnosis for any one of these EGIDs, it can be overwhelming for › Continue Reading

Dining out can be a relaxing, enjoyable experience. However, parents of children with celiac disease may have a different perspective. Some families may not attempt to eat out at all, while others may do it but find it incredibly stressful. › Continue Reading

Celiac disease is a tricky condition. It can take many years to get a diagnosis because it is often missed or mistaken for other conditions. The symptoms are quite vague and some people have no symptoms at all! The Celiac › Continue Reading

Corralling my kids long enough to slather the recommended golf ball-sized amount of sunscreen all over their skin is no easy task.  Their wriggling and writhing combined with the sunscreen’s greasiness make it messy and challenging. But it’s worth the extra › Continue Reading

I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease at the age of 15, but I didn’t let that stop me from chasing my dreams of playing collegiate soccer. After diagnosis, I continued to participate in sports and other physical activities just like › Continue Reading

It is well known that secondhand smoke can cause serious health problems in children. Yet about 40% of them are still exposed to tobacco. We see evidence of this in our own Emergency Department (ED). About 22% of total visits › Continue Reading

It is problematic for teenage girls to have irregular or missed periods. But the perception I have gleaned from speaking with many of them is that missed periods are ‘not a big deal’ and ‘happen all the time’ to their › Continue Reading

What do all three of these people have in common? Former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower American pop singer Anastacia Los Angeles Lakers forward Larry Nance, Jr. The surprising link between the three people listed above is that they all › Continue Reading

I’ve always known my daughter, Campbell, was one of a kind.  She had a full head of the most beautiful hair, big blue eyes, and a strong will from the moment she was born.  As soon as she entered the › Continue Reading

One of the most frequent questions we’re asked at the Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center is: “How can I fit three car/booster seats across the back of my vehicle?” And the answer is not always a simple one. Not many vehicles › Continue Reading

Before Mia’s Cleft Surgery We didn’t know she would have a cleft lip. When they put my daughter on my chest after birth, the first thing I saw was the triangular space that separated one side of her lip from the › Continue Reading

As a dietitian, I know that eating in the car is not always the optimal place to get a nutritious meal. But as a parent of school-aged children, I realize that it is often unavoidable. Whether you are running your › Continue Reading

Child Life Month is celebrated every March, honoring the caregivers who go above and beyond medicine for patients and families every day. The members of our Child Life and Integrative Care team play a significant role in both inpatient and › Continue Reading

He has only been an employee for a few months, but he has quickly become one of the most popular with patients. Chevy is a 2 year-old Golden Retriever and Black Lab mix who is a new facility dog on › Continue Reading

For years, we have been meeting the needs of more and more families by creatively adding space and beds within existing buildings on our Main (Burnet) Campus and expanding at College Hill and Liberty Campuses. But, the time has come › Continue Reading

For many, spring cleaning is a time to open the windows and do a little scrubbing and organizing. For others, it’s time to get the yard in shape. Whether you’re tackling inside or outside of your home, the first day of › Continue Reading

This could easily be a satirical blog post where the author writes “250 Easy Ways to Simplify Your Family’s Morning Routine!” Because, let’s be honest, the morning struggle is real. Getting your family out of the house on time, without any › Continue Reading

It took about 24 hours for the previous day’s events to truly sink into my seven-year-old son’s mind. I think the excitement – the pinch-yourself-is-this-really-happening kind of awe – was too much for him to believe in the moment. But › Continue Reading

When my daughter Sedona turned two years old she was little Miss Independent. She could button buttons and zip zippers. She knew how to get herself a snack. And she was even potty trained already. The thing that she could › Continue Reading

I will never forget the day.  It was in February 2010. I was driving home after picking up my kids from school.  My phone rang and it was the call I had been anxiously awaiting. The doctor was calling with › Continue Reading

Music means different things to different people. That’s the beauty of it. As a professional guitarist, it’s always been a part of my life. More recently, it helped me through some difficult moments. It also brings people together. I’m always › Continue Reading

Good vision and eye health are key to your child’s learning and development. As vision continues to develop up until the age of 8 or 9 years old, it’s important to have your child’s eyes checked so that any issues › Continue Reading